Today the sun was shining nicely which was great, as mum had the day off, so she got a little sleep in and helped me potter round. No plumber, she rang another team but they never called her back - grrrr. So she will be going through the list again tomorrow.
She did get the man round to fix her phone which hasn't worked for a couple of weeks,, which actually has been quite nice and convinced her that she should stop paying for a landline. When you ring to book in someone to come and check your landline you get at least four warnings that if you are actually and idiot and haven't plugged your phone in properly you will be charged $200. Mum has had this same problem two months ago, and her phone had a message on it that there was an error with the phone line, so she felt safe.
The guy complained about having to climb the 50 stairs up to our house with his ladder. Alas being a maintenance man in our city is not easy as it is rather hilly with lots of little old streets and houses with horrible access. So it only took him a swift hour and a half to fix.
Mum then played papparazzi with me - I sure look happy huh? She went for a wander to the library and got some groceries. It was some solid winter food for her dinner - mashed potatoes, broccoli and steak. A feast for me, and some oranges for her supper. Good on her having real foods.