||[Jun. 6th, 2004|10:24 pm]
I've just spent the weekend at my mother-in-law's house. Not on my own,
naturally. My wife and two children were also in attendance. Often when
we go up there it is a very stressful affair that ends in some sort of
misunderstanding with one or the other of my wife and her mother
throwing a huge strop. This particular visit however was rather
successful. And somehow despite the kids not sleeping well we managed
to get more sleep than usual last night. Well today, really. And that
helps alot. But anyway, what this post is actually about is not this
weekend's visit but a thing my mother-in-law did, or rather said, few
days ago when I was in the midst of my wrestling match with the
Potterton Suprima 70L (piece of sh1t) boiler. She said, "Don't you have
an immersion tank?" I thought for a moment. I remembered that at the
top of the hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard there was this
inexplicable mains power lead hanging down and not plugged into
anything. I had always wondered what that was for. "Yes." I thought.
"Yes, I believe we do." I plugged it in and 20 minutes later there was
hot water to have a shower with!|
So there you have it. I no longer need to futz around with dodgy boiler
parts with a hangover risking electrocution. I've got the tank on a
timer delivering hot water twice a day and I have the leisure of
waiting two weeks for an engineer from Three Valleys Water to pay me a
visit to discuss my water pressure and then to decide just what type of
new boiler I want to install and hire one of the three companies who
quoted me to install it. So I say "Thanks mum!" That was very useful.
Here's to the power of water.
Ant and I finished Fireman, and (I think) The Letter T, too. Will get you an mp3 tomorrow night when I get home...