Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Anchor Story

When we were living in St Martin we used to go out out scuba diving with some mates. Lee, Monty & Sandy.
This one time we went out on Chris' boat (Celtic Warrior) Sandy and Monty stayed on the boat while Phil, myself and Lee jumped over the side and started poking around on the bottom about 10 m deep, really clear water, sandy bottom with a few rocky and coral bommies and some fish, sand dollars and conch around the place.
It's surprising what you find when you're diving sometimes. We found an anchor!
Score! we thought, then looked up to see the boat (with Monty and Sandy oblivious) floating away.
They soon realised, and started up the engine to turn back but got the anchor warp wrapped around the prop.
Good job there were divers in the water to untangle them and tie the anchor back on!

Which leads me onto the Dehumidifier Story next.

The Dehumidifier Story.

For those of you not from here, or not familiar with NZ weather, it has a tendency to be wet especially in the Winter - Anyway as the houses tend not to have double glazing and central heating they can get musty indoors sometimes - most people have a dehumidifier at hand for when it gets a bit damp and cheesy.
We sold ours when we we got one of those ventilation systems (HRV) that blows air in from the roof cavity but now and again it feels a bit chilly but not quite cold enough to light the fire. I'm convinced we need a dehumidifier for incidental use, so I have been looking out for a sale on Dehumidifiers (theres always a sale on somewhere..........)
The Warehouse had 40% off them this weekend so I managed to get the last one in Auckland (the display model!) - thats kinda like the drive thru - 'never get the display model' - 'they always f**k you at the drive thru'
So I got an extra $10 off for having the display model - no box, no manual etc etc.
Got it home, stuck it in the bedroom, and turned it on. Stabbing randomly at the one button on it in an attempt to set the functions up!!!
30 mins later we checked up on it and it was a bit noisy - It was cheap , whaddya expect.... and there was a puddle on the carpet - it was doing a really good job of sucking the moisture out of the air and collecting it (on the carpet).
Good job we had a dehumidifier to dry out the carpet ! - I whittled a bung for the hole (another thing you dont get with display model, the bung to stop the water pissing out) and left it for another 30 mins or so, well the bung didn't work and we got another puddle.
Anyway its gone back to the shop today and I guess I will have to wait for another sale now.
Bummer about the carpet in the bedroom, it would be nice to dry it out somehow, maybe we should get a dehumidifier........

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