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When trouble strikes, it does so in 3's!
Posted Monday, April 14, 2008
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Last Tuesday my central heating system (which includes hot water) stopped working, my toilet wouldn't stop flushing and my radiator started leaking. All separately occurring household failures! I suppose I should look on the bright side, failing at the same time reduces multiple days home awaiting engineers.
Bright side disregarded, let us now concentrate on my misery at the above situation.
I bought some super duper leak fixing putty for my leaky radiator. After applying it to every area a leak might emanate, the leak persisted. I then had to spend quite a bit of time scraping off the now solid putty so the engineer (who still hasn't successfully fixed the leak) could attempt a repair.
I tried to repair my toilet (I should know better by now) by poking my finger down this hole in the cistern where water was gushing from. The result was I temporarily stuck fast as the suction effect took hold. I considered my options: Can't call rescue services, as in bathroom and no phone in bathroom. Can't yell for help, no one will hear me and no one is due to pass by my place for two days. Chewing my finger off was looking like a possibility. Fortunately I managed to pull free.
As for my central heating...I am still too upset to talk about that. Let's just say I think tonight I made a bad job worse!
Meanwhile, I washed my hair in the bathroom sink. On doing so it reminded me of my childhood. This was how I always washed my hair right up until I was 16yrs old. In fact, we never had central heating back then. All we had was a single gas fire in the lounge and we only had hot water once a week, Wednesday for 2hrs. Hair washing thus involved a kettle and a cup.
Maybe this heating and hot water deprivation isn't so bad afterall. I can survive it, I have done so before and I will do so again and Yes .....I know there are people worse off.
There is rather an amusing end to this sorry saga, see HERE. Oh and my heating is now working.
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