Yes, I will admit it. Where anything practical is concerned I am absolutely useless. One marriage of thirty nine years and one of twenty three - in both cases to wonderful and very practical men - has left me entirely hopeless at any practical job which needs attention.
Now a situation has occurred where I need to apply some thinking at least - and it is beyond me.
The damp patch on my bedroom wall is spreading along the top of the skirting board and has now surrounded the electric socket. Until an hour ago, in spite of frantic phone calls, I had been unable to rouse a builder or an electrician. At last the builder has contacted me and is going to try to get over to look at things later today. I spoke to the electrician on the telephone and he says unplug the plugs and switch the whole thing off and it should be alright. (OK he did suggest trying the trip switches in the fuse box to see if I can isolate this particular socket - but - see above - quite beyond my capabilities)
The builder has been, isolated the problem (which involves digging up part of the concrete patio) and put me on his list of jobs. He has drained off the excess water and says the wall should begin to dry out. My saviour.
Tess has returned from her walk with her dog walker - she watched another of the dogs have her treatment in the Hydro Therapy Pool but kept her distance. Henry (the airedale) got too close and fell in which I think put Tess off for ever.