Friday, 12 December 2008

Civilization breaks down

The boiler that serves the kitchen, schoolroom and downstairs bathroom is mended. Huzzah! Hot water! Heating!

Within two hours, the boiler that serves all the upstairs rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms, breaks down. Boo! Hiss! No hot water. No heating.

There is only one answer to this terrible synchronicity which foretells yet more household expenditure, mayhem and disaster. Go into survival mode, paint our faces green, and take to the woods.


The Finely Tuned Woman said...

That's a good alternative way to deal with that problem. Will you be sleeping in tents made of animal skins and be hunkering by a campfire?

Jaywalker said...

Now, you do remember to tell the plumber that you are pregnant and that all of your children are frail asthmatics, right? And then, when he arrives, you handcuff him to the radiator and make him stay until summer/he has fully fledged stockholm syndrome. whichever comes sooner.

dearest, you did not need this right now. hopefully one day your advent calendar will arrive and you can barter it for some logs.

sharon said...

Oh Bugger! That's rotten, hope it's fixed properly now, this is not the time of year to be without heating and hot water. Does the green paint help at all?

Brad said...

Feral Grits, Oh my!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Samurai Beetle said...

Merry Christmas Grit! Looking forward to another year of wonderful stories. I hope your boiler has been fixed by now!!!

Grit said...

happy christmas all, we will survive. we have a tent. we have never actually put it up, but there is a first time for everything.