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useful mother-in-law [Jun. 6th, 2004|10:24 pm]
Matt Flaherty
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.

[User Picture]From: rhodri
2004-06-06 10:31 pm (UTC)
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...
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