For the last few weeks of hot, hot day and night time temperatures the Aga was off and the gadgets were out.
The rice cooker was in use most days.
The soup maker was in use most days.
The Remoska in use every day.
The microwave did it's usual stirling back-up job.
This week the rain is falling non-stop, the temperatures have plummeted, the builders have had to pack up early yet again due to the most violent thunderstorm and torrential rain. Rosy is quivering in her Thunder Jacket she's really scared of thunder and lightening, so I'm joining her on the sofa for an afternoon movie and some snuggle time.
Oh ... and the gadgets are back in the cupboard .... we needed the warmth of the Aga.
It warms the house, dries the washing, gives a scared dog something to stand against when Mum leaves her for a few minutes ... and come teatime it will once again be doing the cooking.
Luckily I can now bring it back up to temperature with the solar panels powering the return to full heat capacity and it doesn't cost us a penny.
Hope the weather's better where you are.