Monday, 29 December 2008
Greetings fellow bloggers, and a belated happy Christmas to you all. In the true spirit of schadenfreude, I thought you might like to hear about my latest woes - might cheer you up.
Christmas was pleasant and uneventful. We were pleased to have mild weather for a change. Then the weather turned cold...then my heating broke down...for the second time in a month...
"Oh well", I thought, "at least I know what to do this time". I have loads of electric heaters for just this eventuality, and my lovely wood-burning stove, so I set them all going and tried to keep the cold at bay. Only trouble was that this cursed house has eccentric wiring and apparently has only a 30A main fuse so...when I switched on my cooker as well...the fuse blew, melted the wire and sent noxious fumes swirling through the house. So, it's minus 5C outside and I have no central heating and now no electricity either - oh joy!
I was very fortunate to get an emergency repair done (eventually) on the fuse, through my very helpful insurers, so I now have power back but of course I can't put all the heaters on at once, so the house is EXTREMELY cold. The heating man is coming today so it might be fixed by nightfall but in the meantime I am in eskimo layers and wishing I lived in Australia.
Mind you, it is a sparkling day out there and if I can get my brain working I'll go and take some pictures to share with you. In the meantime though, please send me warm thoughts - every little helps!