Today’s good news is that the Modus brakes have been fixed.

Today’s not so bad news is that the patio grouting is still too wet for Martin to proceed. He came to check on it and undertook to return tomorrow.

Now for the bad news:

The radiators had been cold again since yesterday lunchtime. Ronan from Tom Sutton Heating visited and established that there is a water leak somewhere in the system draining the radiators and causing pressure to drop. This will require new piping work which he will schedule as soon as possible. In the meantime we can keep adjusting the pressure, by the method he showed us, when it drops below the required level.

Soon after 5 p.m. the radiators were heating up.

I feel a bit drained myself, so I settled for a little more work on picture recovery.


required the “Attempt Block Recovery” treatment which worked to reveal the photographs, and in each I was able to place one picture into the WP media file to produce a header.

“Would You Believe It?” proved somewhat more difficult and I managed to lose a couple of the images, which I can live with. The portrait of my Dad that appears in the text is the photocopy that I had used, that being my only medium at the time. With Mum’s death last year the original that I had given to her was returned to me. I therefore made a new header of that.

This evening we all dined on spicy chicken thighs, new potatoes, crunchy carrots and green beans, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Merlot brought home from the Smugglers Inn two days ago.