I hope I’m not jinxing this but the boiler was fixed yesterday. A quick recap…
17th Jan – it started pouring water out of the overflow pipe every time we used it. There was an attempt to fix it. Failed.
New expansion vessel fitted – that’ll fix it… didn’t
Continued to use it with the fault.
31st Jan – attempt to fit a new heat exchanger. I can’t describe the disaster this was. Boiler left in a state that it was simply unusable and disconnected.
3 Feb – another attempt to fix this – another failure
7 Feb – a hero turns up. Removes what is left of the boiler off the wall – which frankly wasn’t much and begins to reassemble the boiler from scratch. More water everywhere when a seal failed, then flooded electrics denied it working although I had hope then as we had heating for about 15 mins. Finally after an epic build and fixing it was all fixed last evening. It was still working this morning. I pray I don’t get home to a flood and it broken again.
So… aside from that. I’ve finished my written exams, awaiting results due in late March now. Panic about case studies now. Honestly studying when you are older isn’t the fun it seemed when I was younger – maybe I didn’t care so much.
In other news my tinnitus has been really bad again – triggered by a trip to the dentist, whether the noise or vibration on that side or simply that I was really tense throughout the whole procedure I don’t know. I’ve got to have a wisdom tooth extracted on that side too and some more work elsewhere so frankly not looking forward to that too much.
On a grander scale I’m flabbergasted by almost every other news story at the moment. Brexit, Executive Orders, Populist support for banning Muslims coming to Europe etc. I feel almost like I’ve been thrown into some dystopian novel. I have to decide my level of comfort with involvement in these things. I very publicly on one social media site signed a petition about the UK leaving the EU and stated my position. I was somewhat surprised with the number of people who followed my link and signed as well. It at least showed me I’m not alone in my distaste for this post-truth world. However I can’t change the world so I have to accept it and determine to work with it in some way even if I am against it.
Serenity at the moment is a word I comprehend but seldom seem to have as a comfy bedfellow.