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All Better (and warm!) Now.

I called the repairman for my broken heater, and he could come nearly right away.  Normally, I have my day off on Thursday, so I called work and said I'd swap - stay home today, come in tomorrow. Boss D tried to object, but I just cut in saying "look, it's not going to matter whether I stay home today or tomorrow, it's 14 degrees Celcius in my living room (that's 57 Fahrenheit!), I cannot take a shower, there's a repairman willing to come today, and so there's just no way I'm going to voluntarily postpone that till tomorrow." And she gave in.

*yay for winning out in a battle with the boss*

So, the repairman came, (I almost kissed him when he arrived) and as it turned out, my 8 year old central heating boiler has been wired up incorrectly ever since it was installed. Apparently, it's a miracle it has been working all this time, and when the pressure dropped below a certain critical point yesterday, it just couldn't get itself started again even after I'd restored water pressure. (I can proudly mention that I did not, in fact, as I did last time, flood my bathroom in the process. Well, not much, anyway.)
I was rather surprised at the findings - and so was Mr. LifeSavingRepairMan - but he did know how to fix it, which was really all that mattered as far as I was concerned.

He fixed it. I showered. I got warm. All was well with the world again.

After that, I felt SO much better. I went out to get some groceries and some fresh air, got myself a face mask and some new (cheapy) earrings, ate a nice dinner, and felt better than I have in a month after all that. So, another yay:

*yay for Mr. LifeSavingRepairMan who fixed my central heating and my winter depression all in one go*

I can't put into words the renewed appreciation I have of living in a modern age with central heating and warm water.


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Feb. 17th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)

And buying the Earrings was a the best part! :o)

Feb. 17th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Well, yes. LOL. Although the Hot Shower ranked quite high, too.
Feb. 17th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
YAY for hot water and heating! I still do a happy dance when my heating comes on... :)

SHOPPING! New Ear-Rings! :D

I wrote a list of everything i needed to pay this month... *is depressed* But it is almost the end of February - Shoe Shops Beware!
Feb. 17th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
The earrings were all 50% off and they weren't very expensive to start with, so even though I haven't got much money this month either, I got myself some :D Shoeshopping is even better, but I think there's a bill being currently passed in parliament prohibiting Comeshootwithme to buy any more shoes this year. Oops.
Enjoy your shopping when the time comes!
Feb. 17th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
I contest that Bill... go to Brussels!! Human rights and all that! :)

I wont have any money for shopping for all of March... that is distressing! The thought of Two Months without shoes and several without sex is too much to bear!
Feb. 17th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, that really CANNOT be, and since the shoes are the quickest and easiest to remedy (well, usually, lol) I'd say: go for the shoes - and then go for the rest, too.... haha.
Feb. 17th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, yay! Working central heating is win. Also, earrings.

The modern age... it totally beats outdoor toilets and brushing your teeth with chalk, doesn't it? :P
Feb. 17th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
I've also changed my bedsheets and put my extra-hugely-thick-fluffy duvet on my bed. I nevereverever want to be as cold again as I was last night.

And indeed, I forgot to list toothbrushes, but they come under the header of "things I love about living in the modern age", too. Also, soft toilet paper :D
Feb. 17th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
A round of applause for Mr. LifeSavingRepairMan! ;)
Feb. 18th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
Quite rightly! Everything still works! Mmmm going to take a nice shower now... lol.
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