Mum and Dad went back today - and have hopefully arrived safely. After seeing them off, I had a day full of activity planned - cleaning, hoovering, washing and then a sew-fest catching up with those missing Splendid Sampler blocks. Two loads of washing in everything stopped - it seemed as if I had a power cut! After checking the lights it became clear that the sockets switch had flipped on the fuse board. No matter what I did I just couldn't reset it. In desperation I called an electrician - but he couldn't come until tomorrow morning - that's my freezer in jeopardy then. I tried a different electrician who could come this afternoon - but couldn't give an exact time.
It's amazing how much I need electricity - clearly my planned day was out (although my mother suggested that I actually washed up in the sink!!). I couldn't even have the radio on - the house was very quiet! Initially I busied myself with some hand sewing and then clearing up an area in the garden before moving inside to start clearing the desk. It was here that I experienced my (wait for the pun) lightbulb moment. I came across the instruction sheet for the fuse box which suggested that I unplugged all appliances and then started plugging them in one by one to see what the problem was. The culprit? The tumble dryer! Cue cancelling the electrician - I will try a new fuse later and then buy a new dryer if needs be - phew!
Amongst all of this drama the postman knocked - there was a lovely parcel from one of my favourite fabric shops - my lovely Lynette Anderson fabrics for my block of the month project mmmm.
I must also say a big thankyou to my Dad who, before he left, has mended my step. For more years than I can remember this step has wobbled and generally been dangerous. Some quick setting cement later and it feels wonderfully secure - thanks Dad X
Right - now I am off to do another load of washing - wish me luck!! I might even chance the dishwasher as well!.