the heat has gone, the mist has rolled down from the hilltops and cradles the village in an embrace of almost invisibility.
my (oh so green... not!)ground source heating system is feeling bitchy. i will call her 'she' as only the female could be as difficult and cantankerous as 'she'! 'she' has decided that heating the water above 28 degrees (centigrade)is unnecessary. needless to say, i disagree! i even went so far as to read the very thick instruction book, desperation can make me do crazy things ... i delved deep into the psyche of 'she', i studied her bodily parts, i touched, i caressed ... 'she' was totally unimpressed by my attentions!
ja, no, well fine as we would say back in the good old RSA! that was yesterday, the mist rolled back, the sun came out and today is definitely beer drinking weather. however, 'she' is still not playing nicely.
with some extra attention i managed to persuade 'her' to heat up to 32 degrees. the difference between 28 and 32 degrees... when it comes to standing in a shower at either of these temperatures ... there is no friggin' appreciable difference! the water is too damn cold!!
i was unable to put in a complaint yesterday as i was up in saltcoats. liam had an appointment in glasgow with his neurologist and i was seconded to take care of child collection and after school tending for the other four ;-)
today having taken a very quick shower i was off to inform my landlady of the dire straights afoot. hmmm ... she says she will arrange for an appropriate technician to call but reminded me that the firm that services 'her' is in some far flung scottish town, hah! i remarked sweetly, with perhaps just the tiniest hint of sarcasm in my voice ...
"no rush belinda, i am more than happy to take cold showers in an attempt to toughen up my body for my cruise of the fjords." what's the bet i am still showering cold tomorrow!
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