Isn’t life just great? Just when you think everything is going well, along comes a burst water pipe and puts a damper on everything (wall, floorboards, carpet).

Of course it doesn’t help that the pipe that is leaking is stuck right away at the back of the bath where it is almost impossible to reach. It also doesn’t help that the bath is made of fibre glass, and it sheds hundreds of lovely microscopic fibres each time you brush your arm or hand past it. Afterwards it feels like you’ve been bitten by a thousand mosquitos.

And finally it doesn’t help that the gap between the bath, the leaking pipe and floor is only a few centimetres high, which means we can only use a very shallow tin to catch the excess water, which has meant "Yours Truly" has been checking on it every two hours or so (for the past 48 hours). Yawn!

In my next life, I will be a plumber. I called them today in the hope that one could come out and fix the problem as that is what I thought 24 hours Emergency Response meant, but alas they don’t work on bank holidays, and tomorrow it’s going to cost a minimum of £65 per 30 minutes of work + parts. I reckon it will take that times 2 just to remove the bath ūüôĀ

Happy New Year.