The technical hitch continues, sadly. I thought I’d solved it but I ordered the wrong thing. Mr S&S is my go-to for technical matters, but he is currently occupied installing a new central heating system, so he’s not really available for tech support just now. But I am muddling through and hope to have normal service resumed sooner or later. I was really pleased with last week’s list, as well – boo hiss.
So, today’s list will be typed, not handwritten.
My house is in utter turmoil due to the aforementioned heating system. The contents of my airing cupboard are stacked on the landing. There are muddy footprints everywhere. Cupboards have been emptied and the contents distributed on floors. There are boxes of plastic and wiring and odd bits of metal that I’m frightened to move in case they are important. It is not fun.
So, accentuating the positive, this week’s list is:
Good things about the new heating system that has exhausted our savings and is turning my house into Bedlam:
It will actually make our very cold house warm.
It will run on wood in winter, not coal, and therefore be much cheaper (as in about £900 cheaper over the average winter), and greener.
It will run on solar in summer, not electricity, and therefore be much cheaper (as in about £400 cheaper over the average summer), and greener.
The money we save on heating and hot water can go towards doing up the bathroom and kitchen and all the other things I want to do but can’t afford.
The boiler is in an outbuilding, so there will be less dust in the house.
The boiler is next to the woodstore, so we won’t be bringing in sacks of coal and wood.
Where the existing range is, we’ll be able to fit a fridge that’s actually big enough so I won’t have things toppling out in a kamikaze fashion whenever I open the door.
I shall take deep, calming breaths and focus on this list for the rest of the week.
Have you made a list today? Pop a link in the comments!