I got into something of a lather over the weekend, when I noted that my washing machine appeared to be about 65cm wide, wider than the space for the washing machine in the new house, which is about 60cm wide. This caused something of a panic, since if it couldn’t fit in that space, it would create real problems in the laundry.
But what to do? I spoke to Adrian, who being a hard-working, professional architect, knows about such things. He said it would be a smallish job, but I’d need to find a plumber. But neither he nor Peter (who does odd-jobs, and I assumed would know such people) could recommend one. Could I find a plumber who could do the job in the week left before moving day?
Adrian also remarked that it seemed like a very wide washing machine to be that big. So I went back and double-checked my measurements. The washing machine is, in fact, only 57cm wide.
It would appear that I don’t need a plumber; I need someone who can properly use a tape measure.