Listening to: Hurricane (Neil Young)
Drinking: Tennents Lager (last resort)
Here's one for all you irony fans. Before the weekend we endured two days without running water, fetching the stuff into the house in buckets from the well.
Now the living room/kitchen is full of the stuff, the 'carpet' making that sickening squelching noise when trodden on as water drips at an alarming rate out of the old stove. The stopcock is jammed firmly on and won't budge, so the only option is to get the bowls out to catch the drips and to drain the tank.
The stove has been there since God knows when and we were surprised on moving in to find out that we could actually light a fire in it and get a tank of hot water. The inside of the stove was shot to bits with rust, so its demise comes as no surprise.
So, I'm waiting for all the water to drain out so the pipes can be disconnected and capped and I can get on with ripping out the fireplace. Hope the wall doesn't come away with it.