While I am prepared to have a go at repairing almost anything, there are some things that only have one destination at the end of their life and that includes small electrical appliances such as irons.
I was almost finished the ironing on Sunday when I realised that the iron did not seem to maintaining its heat. On closer inspection I discovered that it was not on and that we had lost power on one circuit. A bit of judicious testing revealed that the iron was malfunctioning and tripping the circuit breaker.
So, the old iron has been discarded and I bought a new one on Monday.
I expect that when I do not have business attire to launder for both of us that my ironing pile will decrease significantly but for the moment an iron is absolutely essential.
Now, I just need to find time to make a new cover for the ironing board as this one is now worn out. It is actually close to 2 years since I wrote a blog post about the fact that it was about to wear out.
I really must do something about it this weekend. The new iron deserves a new cover on the board!