Monday morning. The dishwasher plays up. A cryptic message ' E-5 ' appears on the control panel. '' What in heavens name is that supposed to mean ? " asks Angus. The manual has been put away safely in a place where it can be immediately found when needed. Or that's the theory. 'The Font' Googles 'E-5'. '' What model number is it ? " I'm asked. Ten minutes are spent looking for the non-existent designation. '' It says here you should switch it off, and then tilt it ". Angus bites his tongue and points out that the thing won't switch off.
In the end the dishwasher has to be pulled out, the cupboard under the sink emptied, an access panel removed and the plug pulled. It then and only then stops pumping water.
Bob and Sophie watch the goings on with great interest. Tails wave. Sophie decides she wants to get under the kitchen sink and help. Bob 'biffs' the door magnets.
The PONs are loaded into the back of the car. We are now heading off to get a replacement in the little market town. The juice squeezer has also died. The PONs are delighted with this sudden and early bout of activity.