On top of that
- the cold tap in the kitchen is refusing to give any water. The emergency plumber 'fixed it' on New Year's Day and it's gradually slowed down from the usual mains pressure, to a trickle, to nothing.
- The microwave 'died' in the middle of cooking a batch of vegetable soup yesterday and I had to finish it off the old fashioned way - on the hob.
- The back door refuses to open because the handle mechanism is buggered.
ETA I also received two wonderful cards this morning from calove's offspring, one of which included a brilliant badge made from one of my icons, the cold tap in the scullery still works and the microwave just needed a new fuse.