Monday, 3 March 2014


March has not started out on a good note.  Yesterday the gas boiler packed up meaning we have no central heating or hot water.  A man from the National Grid came around in the evening and condemned the boiler and cut off the gas supply to make things safe for us.  He gave us an electric plate to cook from and a fan heater to tide us over until we can get things fixed.  The earliest the boiler can be replaced is next weekend.  I can' t wash any clothes as I don't have a means to dry them.  I used to dry clothes on or near the radiator and I don't have a tumble dryer.

Despite this set back I am remaining upbeat.  Thank goodness the boiler decided to wait until March to pack up instead of the midst of winter.  The sun is shining and I have a pile of ironing to contend with.  At least the ironing will keep me warm!

Have a good week!


KC'sCourt! said...

Oh dear not a good start. Keep warm.
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh dear, worst start!!
At least you're not letting it get you down! If the sun continues to shine maybe you get those clothes outside to dry!
V xxx

rusty duck said...

Oh no! Very inconvenient. And expensive. But worse if the old boiler had exploded..

Rosie said...

Oh, dear - I hope the weather stays as it is at the moment for you. I sympathise as we are 'nursing' our ancient boiler - we have it serviced once a year by British Gas but they say the parts aren't available for much longer so we will soon have to think about a new one. I hope all goes well and that you get a replacement fitted soon:)

Helen Philipps said...

Oh no! Not a good start to your week! I hope some nicer things happen during the rest of it.
Helen xxx

Julia said...

That's pants Simone - poor you:0(
Looks as though you'll be off to the launderette!

Julia xx

Lisa said...

Not good new at all, but like you say better to have happened when the weather is hopefully on the turn. I've managed to get two loads of washing out on the line this week, hope you've had a similar success.
Very cute photo of Gizmo on the last post!
Lisa x