This morning normal service was resumed and we were out numbered by work men. Two joiners, one for the back door and one for the bedroom door and then the plumber came to have a look at the pipe that W has been promising to sort out for six months. The plumber and my husband went out into the lane to look for the water meter which they eventually found mired in mud. But it didn't help - they still couldn't turn the water off. So the plumber is comimg back again next week with plan B. At least the two doors got replaced.