One silver lining to the rain clouds that have been deluging us this month. In a gap between depressions, yesterday, I finally got around to emptying the rain butt and rebuilding the stack of bricks and paving slabs it was sitting on.
The bricks at the bottom had started to settle into the gravel on which they'd been set (in the only really wonky bit of work the builders did); and the tout ensemble was only staying approximately vertical by resting against a fence panel of dubious structural worth.
This evening it was 2/3 full already, and dripping from around the tap. So, with more rain promised for the weekend, I had no compunction about emptying it again, and then having to crawl into the smelly depths to re-fit the tap. And then a good shower.
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