Patience... you may have spotted is something I'm not very good at. I'm like a coiled spring at the moment - just waiting to get my hands on the boat.
The amount of times I've said to people "oh - we're not in a rush and we plan to enjoy the process" - yada, yada.... the reality of course is that we're desperate to begin proper.... the road transport is T'd up just needing a date, the crane is organised with the grp owners poised ready to share it for their autumn crane out and the mooring is sitting there -eagerly awaiting the grey floating mass we'll eventually call home.
The boat yard has been closed for the last 2 weekends as the owner is on holiday - we're hoping that the staff are not. We're waiting for the call to say the spray-foaming has been done and asking us to come along to mark some cable routes out with them. Yesterday, despite it being closed, I was desperate to have a drive over and nonchalantly walk along the towpath opposite to try and get a peak at the boat - Alas, Andy decreed we needed to do some chores around the house.... SO I went up on the roof to secure the boiler cowl, whilst the front fence was being painted down below....Such glamorous lives!
At least the sun was shining though (and the solar panels doing their bit to improve our finances) - which did mean I could do some experiments for free.
I'll explain. Our new best friend "Amazon prime" (just the trial 1 month - I've been caught out like that before with Experian so once bitten, twice shy and all that) had delivered a "Energenie Power Meter " I'd spotted in screwfix the other day http://www.screwfix.com/p/energenie-ener007-energy-saving-power-meter-socket/3477H?kpid=3477H&cm_mmc=Google-_-Product%20Listing%20Ads-_-Sales%20Tracking-_-sales%20tracking%20url&gclid=CIS9kPfHrs4CFW4z0wodcigKdw - for a quid less...(think tesco's motto here!)
Anyway, here it is