In this case, make it platinum! For years we have been used to the most rediculous water pressure - really if you open a tap downstairs there was no water in the shower.
So on Monday, on Hunter's day off when he was suppose to do things he like as Lucy was there for the kids (it was a school holiday too), he phones just after 8 to say that the geyser is leaking - big stream of water (into my cupboard mainly). I call our friendly plumber and he confirms that indeed the geyser has burst and that it will be an insurance claim - he very kindly did not bill us a cent after rushing to our help in minutes. At all of 13 years old I guess it is expected. The insurance was rather brilliant (especially as it is the red bank's whom I really hate) and sent over a really nice plumber who for our excess amount of R500,00 provided us with a brand new geyser that has a spiffy new temperature regulator in that should save some electricity.
He also had to change a valve to fit the new SANS regulations and as he took off the old one, he remarked on how this must have been faulty for years. This just flies by us - just a little fact - he shows Hunter how to clean the valve from time to time. As they open the water and the top bath's taps I hear something close to the Vic falls rushing into the bath. Wow! My word! We have water pressure to die for!
You can not believe how happy this little thing makes me. Totally! Huge huge platinum lining.
Another (slightly hidden) platinum lining is that at present while my cupboard is drying out, I have almost all my clothes stacked in a spare cot in the boy's room and in their cupboards. The perfect time to de-clutter big, big time.I am going to be totally ruthless and just chuck out! I know of a couple of charities that would make good use of them.