We've had no hot water since Saturday. I think the immersion heater has been on the blink for a while. We used to put it on for a few hours and the tank of water would stay hot from morning until night, but for a few months it's only stayed hot for a few hours. On Saturday we heard a bang and couldn't work out what it was until Mum realised the light on the immersion switch had gone out. I rang the landlord first thing yesterday and the electrician turned up an hour ago. He's replaced the wiring from the plug to the immersion and we've got to give it until 1pm to see if it heats up. If not it needs either a new filament or an even bigger job of a new immersion heater. Keep your fingers crossed that if the repair he has done doesn't work that it is the new filament and not the big job. We could do without the messing.
It makes you realise how much we take for granted the amenities of modern life. We've had to boil a kettle for every scrap of hot water we've needed.
Saturday-morning routine and Friday-night interlude - It's a grey day in London town, as I sit with my "free" waitrose coffee, watching traffic on this dull, dull stretch of the Finchley Road. Perhaps these ot...
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