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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Notice anything?

Meet Bertie....
Bertie is my 5 year old combi boiler. I call him Bertie because it always seems to fit a belligerent, grumpy old man. If my boiler was a man, he'd definitely be a Bertie.

Notice anything interesting about Bertie? Look closer...I'll wait...

Soooooo, you noticed it? If you're wondering what that lunch box is doing under there let me tell you...

This morning as I merrily leaped out of bed with a spring in my step {believe that if you must} I became aware of some kind of dripping noise coming from downstairs. Well the cat looked a little wet and "put out" so my spidy senses were telling me something was up. I crept downstairs, not knowing what I'd find, and lo and behold, it was {almost} my worst nightmare come true. Now anyone who can remember my frozen pipe/flood/broken dishwasher events that unfolded last month will forgive me of the melodramatic explanation of today's events LOL. I walked in the downstairs bathroom to find Niagara Falls spewing out of the bottom of my boiler at the rate of 1 pint a minute (forgive me of the non-metric measurements but my jug is oooooold). Aaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!

So...long story cut short...I'm still waiting for Bob - The Odd Job Plumber to turn up and sort Bertie out. Let's hope a good talking to will work as I have little money to throw in Bertie's direction. Why do things like this always go wrong when you can least afford it? Well, hopefully Bertie gets better without having too much pampering and talking to.....

Update: Plumber number 1 came out and couldn't fix it. Plumber number 2 on his way. Looks like we may need a new boiler - been looking at prices (eeeeeek.....about £2,500!!!!!!). I'm now panicking because I haveno idea how we could even pay that much money - it's been hard enough finding money for the plumber's call out fees. I'm just praying plumber number 2 can fix it!

6 comments:

Shana said...

What is a boiler? is it like a the hot water heater we have here?

Adori Graphics said...

It heats hot water for the taps and also hot water for the radiators...well...it does when it's working properly!

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

Oh no!!!!! I hope it can get fixed cheaply!! Yikes!!! Sending good thoughts your way!

Adori Graphics said...

Well, it seams we can get a repair that's cheaper than a new boiler...but still about £500 :(

Justine said...

Oh no!! I hate when things like this happen!!

Adori Graphics said...

Plumber number 3 coming out today!

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