Hi Richard, I feel for you my friend
We are having the family at our house on Christmas eve and the XYL is keeping me very busy and it is hard to find any time to play
But I can stay up later than her and get a little radio time in then, 2 problems with that, first 20 meters is kinda of dead at night and the wife thinks I should get up the same time as her. Sorry to here about the water pipe but glad you found it before it became a worse problem.
Have a great Christmas and I hope you get some radio time too and hope the Kit is going well.