Turn it ….

13 Dec

The blonde senior moments are setting in ……. 

I have night storage heater is in my lounge and bedroom as the primary source of heating. Across the years and through numerous winters I have learnt the techniques of getting the best from this style of heater.  The other day I waddled across the lounge to adjust the settings ready for a cold blast that was due to go through.  As I went to twist the output knob it stopped solid, hmmm, it’s only on number four, I do hope nowt has siezed the works.  I am not very stable when I am on my feet so concluded that maybe it was just a deterioration in my strength and balance which meant this sometimes stiff knob wouldn’t turn. I left it to cogitate awhile. I began to wonder if maybe this 26-year-old heater had finally decided to go on strike and was I looking at trying to replace the whole unit before Christmas and the bad weather.  Oh blimey, trying to find a reputable electrician and supplier, hmmm. 

When I was at my desk comfortably seated in my super duper chair I unlocked the break and wheeled myself to take a good look at the heater knobs and be in a position to use more strength. First of all I applied my eyeballs, and then tutted to myself. There is a little black dot at the end of the bar indicating where it had been turned to, I had been looking at the wrong end, the reason it wouldn’t turn any further is because it was already at full, number 9, and not where I wanted it to be.

Knob turned, heating set, disaster averted.


Posted by on December 13, 2018 in General, Grumble


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11 responses to “Turn it ….

  1. deacongill

    December 14, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I sympathise – I get those blonde moments too, especially as I need glasses for reading small print/characters these days! Glad you got it sorted so easily. xx

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    • menhir1

      December 14, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      Gilly we could form a reading specs club!

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      • AnneMarie

        December 14, 2018 at 6:35 pm

        My BFF was visiting and she moved some stuff in the bedroom and found a pair of her specs from her previous visit πŸ˜‚

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      • deacongill

        December 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm

        We certainly could – and perhaps we could each hold a spare pair of each other’s glasses, so as to be equipped when, for an always-mysterious reason, our own disappear!

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      • AnneMarie

        December 14, 2018 at 6:41 pm

        I love scenes where usually a female grabs someone else’s specs to read something and then declares “I cannot see a thing with these” πŸ˜‚πŸ€“

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    • menhir1

      December 14, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      That would be a splendid idea Gilly, if not a challenging one. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  2. menhir1

    December 14, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Ooh, it sounds a bit like looking at a photograph in reverse, except this was a vital knob. I have seen myself doing similar things from a daft angle to avoid moving furniture out of the line of vision of radiator thermostats. Delighted you were successful with your trouble-shooting.


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    • AnneMarie

      December 14, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      It’s trying to train the conclusion jumping bit of my brain to go with the easy option first, rather than worst case scenario. It’s a work in progress…..

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      • menhir1

        December 14, 2018 at 6:45 pm

        Sounds like it is a work in progress which, is becoming quite sophisticated Anne-Marie. xxx

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  3. menhir1

    December 23, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Loved the cartoon and ink drawing. Thank you. Prost to 2019. Heavens! I nearly advanced a century. That would have been weighty and surreal. Xxx

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