No, not the way I almost departed this earth today. Allow me to explain:
When you overfill a kettle and put it on the flame, it tends to belch water which puts the flame out. However, the gas is still pumping out.
What is not a brilliant idea is to notice the flame’s gone out and go to click the ignition again.
I didn’t, in the nick of time.
That’s not the issue. The issue is that, having been instrumental in getting rid of these noisy bstds next door, the landlord has got it into his head to do a complete rebuild [after 18 years].
He has also got it into his head that I need to be working on the boat 24/7, which is fine, I agree, but it’s a bit tricky at my age and out of condition and having just come out of the dental horror – I did 5 hours down there today [with him not here] and am easing back into it but the nature of the aching muscles is such that I literally can’t sit at the computer – have to stand or lie.
Quite sure all will be shipshape soon.
One good spinoff is that because I’ve volunteered to take his offcuts down to bin or burn, I get to accumulate good wood, e.g. galley bench and bed bases, structural timber.
And he’ll be here at 8 a.m. tomorrow.
Which is a longwinded way of saying I don’t think I can blog till tomorrow evening – best not be found here in the flat when he arrives. As for now, the plaice and chips will go down, followed by the red wine and then it’s lampshade time.
Don’t think I’m complaining about this – it helps immensely to be back on the job – but something has to give tomorrow and methinks it might be blogging. Possibly I’ll come in at lunchtime and see who’s doing what.
Update: Plaice report. You don’t get much fish with plaice, do you? Not my favourite fish – that would be cod or haddock. Do you like plaice?