Hi guys, sorry i haven't been around much this week, i've been a very bad blogging neighbour, but i will try and get around everyone's blogs this evening
(This is my new mantra)
What a bloody week!
First, i was awoken by the Bearded Wonder in the early hours on Sunday morning having chest pains and violently shivering, my poor hubby has a heart murmur, so this was doubly worrying, though i distinctly remember saying "what do you expect me to do about it?" thinking he was just cold (i'm not a great thinker when i've just woken up lol) then grumpily told him to go make me a cup of tea to get his circulation going , then i sort of got my act together, 999 was called and i was instructed to give him 4 aspirin and wait for the ambulance to turn up.
They came and checked him over and hooked him up to the heart monitor thingy whilst i rushed about like a headless chicken packing a bag, fully expecting to go to hospital, only to be told he was fine and it was most likely a panic attack due to having mild chest pains all evening (which he conveniently forgot to mention to me)
So they went away and we stumbled our way back to bed and slept in until 11, which brings us nicely to the second "drama"
The boiler had broken.
Now in our neck of the woods when it snows, it really snows.
Not for us the light sprinkling most places seem to blessed with, and of course, being snowy and icy it was REALLY flipping cold! You wouldn't have needed a fridge to keep your milk fresh in this house, just place it next to the closest window.
The emergency engineer was called out and we were informed that it was either a gas valve or the spark generator and he didn't have the parts and would have to come back either Monday or Tuesday, once the part was ordered and delivered (luckily we are with a housing association or it would have cost a fortune!)
So, we accepted this with good grace, we had hot water bottles and blankets ,and we bundled up in our gloves and hats. Monday came and went and in the evening i rang the emergency line only to be told that an appointment wasn't available until THURSDAY!! Well i was livid! The poor girl on the phone got a bit of an earful (i know it wasn't her fault but i was past caring at that point) so she got another bloke to come around with some emergency heating in the form of electric heaters, which eat up the electric like nobody's business (in 3 days it has used up £6!)
We also remembered that we have an electric fire (we don't use it so we often forget we have it) so we had a little extra warmth (what a couple of dimwits we are haha )
And, just to top it off, because of the icy cold temperatures the smoke alarm had decided it had had enough (hadn't we all?) and went off every time the hallway door was left open for a second too long.
Another engineer came today and according to him it only needed re-setting!
5 DAYS with no heating or hot water (i was soooo desperate for a hot bath).
I did get cheered up by this lovely little chap though, who we puppy-sit every now and then for a friend.
He's such a funny little thing, he's at that adolescent stage and is constantly getting up to mischief.
This morning, he had only been in the house 15 minutes when he decided he wanted to see what was on the other side of the TV and knocked the clock off that was sitting on top of it. it's a good job the TV is an old heavy big backed one haha
Maybe if i hide under the table she won't notice i broke the clock
So, i think that's pretty much covered my rant, i shall be popping over and reading everyone's news shortly.
Fat SOS i got the ginger beer plant yesterday,thank you!
I shall be doing a post on that later in the week :)