Friday, 5 October 2018
Once again the street is blocked by workmen digging up the road. The two building sites, one on either side of the road, are constantly digging up the road for gas or electric pipes to be installed, removed, re-installed or just to block the road I think. Speaking to one of the gang this morning he spoke of planting a tent and moving in. Eight or nine times they have been here and things change with the delay caused by this, the changes I don't notice regarding mortgages has meant three planning to buy over the road have changed their minds as their costs have risen. The building on this side still has problems however as while the sign says 'Sold' nobody has moved in. I suspect an agent has bought the pot and is either waiting for prices to rise and re-sell or another problem has blighted the building. More road works next week!
Update! This afternoon people began to move in next door! It may be there will not be any more work at this side of the street. maybe...
The work has come inside today as the old boiler is being replaced with a new glossy one. Since 9:30 this morning they have been working away, creating dust, much less than the man who installed the thing all those years ago created, bored holes in wall, bored holes in cupboard, upset the neighbour - who I had to deal with - and left me tired and hungry and living on two small slices of bread and honey since 7:30. Good job I am not one to complain!, As I type I notice how dust, thin and almost imperceptible, lying across this laptop this might take several days to clear up. Windows are wide open hoping for through wind to clear the air. Good job it was warm.
Before they left, after they had cleared most of the debris I was given the new thermostat. As is the way modernisation means digital instead of buttons to press or turn and this leaves me wondering how to work this 'simple' mechanism. A quick run through before they left and I informed them I knew what to do while accepting to myself that I was lying in my teeth! I may need to borrow an adolescent when winter arrives. Testing the boiler proved it works and with it sitting beside me I can alter the temperature, timing probably contact the FBI and the KGB at the same time.
My routine is ruined, I am still hungry but the water boils correctly now.
What can I break tomorrow...?