Parting with over £400 has left me with heating…. but I have had to turn it off because the “fixed” boiler is making a hell of a racket.
Whilst looking to see where the noise could be coming from I ventured into the loft…. only to find the main water tank has been leaking from the stop cock. This was a repair a plumber carried out over a year ago – and the drip looks like it has probably been going on for that amount of time (I don’t go in the loft that often). The wood beams under the tank are saturated and the board it sits on is swollen.
I tightened up the nut, but it is still seeping. It has a vase under it to catch the drips for the mean time. I shall have to call the plumber tomorrow – and the boiler people again….
Roll on 2010.
BOHICA – thanks to POGO57
Alex has figured out his Christmas work bench already. He’s a dab hand with the power screwdrivers, sockets and various screwdriver sets. He can strip and rebuild his race car in minutes – He’s quite amazing to watch!
He’s also really loving that drum kit… Yup – no sign of him even starting to get bored of it – in fact he is pretty good with it and even counts himself in now! “1,2,3, Bang crash bang!”
New Years Eve is going to be a quiet one for us. Funds don’t really allow for much, so we’ll probably watch a movie or something to see the back end of 2008 out – and then count the days to 2010 to get as much space between us and the poor year that 2008 ended up as.
As the Queen said of 1992, 2008 rates the same for me – most definitely my “annus horribilis” (and no, it has nothing to do with bottoms).
Well, considering what has happened, I am still looking forward to Christmas. We already had presents ready for Alex before the recent problems, so it will be a joy in itself to see him tear into his gifts and hear him laugh and squeak in delight!
As for you, be you a regular reader of my blog, an irregular one (they can do wonders with cosmetic surgery you know) – a friend, family member or total stranger – I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year…. yes… definitely a wish to all for a prosperous New Year!
As a Christmas experiment I am mentioning AlphaInventions. This is a blog focused idea set up to increase blog coverage and, well – if it works it could do all sorts of things… although I’m not sure how it works – so participating may yield some answers….