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Our First Fan!

IMG_0076We have just bought our first fan!

Back in the Scottish Highlands,  there was never a need for a fan as such was the weather.  We might get a couple of days of Sunshine in August but that’s about it.  It was never clammy as it will turn cool the moment the sun goes down.

The summers in England are v hot and heavy.  I struggle with the heat but for some  weird reason we never bothered to buy a fan.  Last year, I did try to buy a fan but they were sold out. I quickly learnt that one does not try and buy a fan in the height of a heatwave!!!!

This year, I decided to be clever and started my search early.  I liked one that I saw on the John Lewis website.  It was a free standing fan.  Just when I was about to press the checkout button, I decided to reread the product specification..  It said partial assembly required.  After my experience with the purchase ofa Waterhose, I promised myself that I will NEVER EVER buy anything that needed self assembly.

i decided to look for another model that didn’t need self assembly but in this day and age of do it yourself everything, it was impossible.  I decided to settle for the one with minimal self assembly but it was out of stock.  I clicked email me when in stock.

A month had passed and I didn’t get any email from JL.   Last week, when I went to their website, that item was no longer available.  I didn’t think that I wanted to wait any longer and so I purchased a 9″ Desk fan instead.

The desk fan arrived on Saturday but no attempt was made by the Mhinisteir to unwrap the box.  The excuse given was that due to the coronavirus, the parcel should be left untouched for 72 hours!!  For those who follow my blog, you might remember what happened with the trouser press

The Mhinisteir is just hopeless with his hands.  The 72 hours passed but the Mhinisteir was still not doing anything.  Yesterday, I decided to take matters into my own hands and assembled the fan myself.  I needed a bit of help from the Mhinisteir as he is physically stronger.

We had a good night’s sleep thanks to our new fan!