Sadly, I haven't found time to summarise the results of the survey I ran last month because I've had more than a few real life problems to deal with.
One computer problem resulted in the loss of some important work data. Thankfully I recovered the data but it took nearly a day and a half of solid graft. I've also had to deal with a seized isolation valve leading to the hot water tank which I discovered when I tried to change the washers on a leaking mono-block tap.
Not everything has been bad news.
- My new next door neighbour has been re-fitting his house before moving in. Our houses were built 20 years ago by the same builder using the same fittings. So I've been able to acquire a few useful (an no longer available) spares for things like my shower door and my gas fire before things went in the skip.
- Also I got the builder doing the re-fit to replace my frozen valve and fix the tap. He managed the latter using parts from next door's unwanted kitchen tap!
- Finally, last week my wife had a week off so we were "out and about" this sunny isle.