Which is the name of our field, but not the reason for the name of this post.
The day had a lot more ups than downs, in fact, although things looked a bit disastrous at one point. The arranged washing machine delivery happened just after lunch, but I had a disconsolate phone call from the delivery men. They had discovered that the old machine was wired into the wall, rather than plugged into a socket. What sort of idiot builder would do such a stupid thing? Obviously, they couldn't take it out or plumb in the new one. However, they were able to get it down the stairs and leave it in the kitchen, and they confirmed that, as I'd paid £9 to have the old one removed, that would still be done if I'd arrange for another appointment in due course (I'll have the fitting fee reimbursed, apparently).
I looked up the electrician who checked the system a couple of years ago, and phoned him. He would be able to go and do the job today. We agreed a price. I gave him my address and he will send the bill. I would have been perfectly happy to pay by card over the phone, this is remarkable service.
James phoned in due course to say that all is done, except that there is a socking great washing machine in Andrew's kitchen. However, the new machine is plumbed in, so he will be tolerant I'm sure.
The most enjoyable event of the day was a visit by a VIW; a Blue Witch, no less. It was a delight to see her again, I really wish she lived closer so that we could see each other often. So. overall, I vote Up.