July 20th, 2014



The hot water tank has been pushed up into the apex of the roof as high as it will go- which makes access difficult. It doesn't have a lid- just lagging- and the lagging has subsided into the tank and become engorged and is now interfering with the ballcock- with the result that the tank never stops filling and the overflow- which empties onto the patio just outside our bedroom window- starts running in the middle of the night.

I went into the attic this morning and fiddled about and I don't think I've done any harm; I may even have done some good- but, really, you wouldn't know it was the 21st century up there.