One has to expect this... moving into a new place, in a country where things can be a bit different, you just have to expect it.
So, it came as no surprise when the Budman checked into the London house last evening that things were ...a bit bumpy?
How so? Well, there was no information on how to turn on the heater, water heater, etc. Should not be an issue normally, but we had never seen anything like this before. Just one of the things you learn when you move to a new country. After 3 hours of calling around, scouring the house for instruction manuals, and trying the old "trial and error method, Budman finally got the radiators cooking.
Report this morning: in-house temp was 64 degrees...so, a chilly night. Understood that hats and gloves were worn to bed. Good news - hot water was on tap.
Power being turned off often resulted in freezer and frig ozzing a nice watery substance, along with some freebies in the frig (i.e. old food).