So my first proper day off today in about two weeks i.e. no work, shopping, in-laws or hangovers, just a day to do what I want. Thought I could spend a bit of time with the Mrs, do a few chores and then spend the majority of the day in the Man Corner, getting in my first entry for the painting challenge.
Nope. In fact, I didn't even get to breakfast before it hit the fan.
Turns out our boiler went on the fritz. No big deal right? Things happen, it's winter, won't be a huge deal to fix. Not according to the engineer who came round, spent an hour poking around in there with some fancy bits of kit, then gave us two choices; expensive 1 or expensive 2.
Well, that's just fantastic. We even got the bloody thing serviced about six weeks ago and it got a clear bill of health from the friendly (but obviously incompetent) engineer. That's put a dampener on the day anyway. We've gone with expensive 2, which, at this time of year means no heating or hot water for at least a week. At least the Mrs got a scarf for Christmas.
Actually, I can feel a long rant and moan coming on, so I'd better call this post done. Hope everyone's day went better than ours. S.