Weight and Stuff Report – 4 July 2016

What’s this? Can the RNG [1] be believed? Well, since I believe it when it shows rises, I suppose I’ll go along with its current claims, too. Anyway, today’s weight is the lowest for a while, and when I say “a while” I mean “about six months”. Yay, me, etc.

And on the yay, me, theme, I can provide an exciting update to yesterday’s oven drama. You might recall that my oven decided to stop functioning while doing some important roasting. Well, I’d done the obvious thing – checked that the circuit breaker hadn’t tripped (it hadn’t), which is pretty much the limit of what I’m prepared to do with mains electricity[2]. It was only a few hours later, when I’d decided to go to bed that I tried to turn on the kitchen lights and found they weren’t working. Brain wasn’t up to dealing with that (though I updated the repair booking to add “electrical problem”) and so I went up to bed. And found that my bedside light didn’t want to turn on and my clock radio was off. At this point, my brain finally started to work. The distribution board is split into two sections – the breakers for upstairs sockets and downstairs lights on one side, and downstairs sockets and upstairs lights on the other. And the oven is on its own breaker (as you’d expect) on the downstairs lights/upstairs socket side. So I had another look at the board. And then noticed what I’d looked right past earlier. The RCD had tripped, which rather than moving the breakers just switches off that side of the board. Well, I turned the RCD back on. Nothing exploded, but the oven’s clock lit up, the lights came on and the upstairs sockets returned to life.

Now there may be an underlying cause for the RCD trip, but it might have been a transient wossname (those things are very sensitive…), and as everything appears to be working, I’ll just file it mentally away. And yes, I cancelled the service call.

And now you’ve all pointed and laughed at silly Les, here’s a slightly different view of an old Ffestiniog Railway engine at the NRM:

Ffestiniog Ffisheye

Ffestiniog Ffisheye

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/20s
Focal length: 8mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 2 July, 2016

[1] Or “scale” as it likes to be called
[2] Especially as I have a repairs contract for things like that