The hot water system died the other night. I can't say that I recommend cold showers, brr. It's been replaced now, even if the glum weather continues. Friends are visiting this weekend so hopefully there'll be a reprieve!
Today the Sharp infrared ranger arrived, buried in green and grey packing peanuts in a comically-oversized box (something typical of ordering anything online from the USA). I'm eager to give it a test run!