Tuesday, 5 April 2016

A Bees Bum

Bee

That’s what stopped our boiler working on Friday. This large bee had got in through the outside vent, got stuck on a wire which stopped the photo cell from working. The photo cell detects whether there is a flame and because the bee's bum was in the way, it couldn't detect it and switched itself off. You don’t realise how much you take hot water on tap for granted, when it isn’t there. Our usual plumber plus the backup couldn’t come and see us for a month, but another was recommended, so we left a message and kept our fingers crossed. We really didn’t fancy washing ourselves with a kettle or two of water for another month, it’s not fun. In the meantime we asked our lovely neighbour if they could recommend anyone just in case plumber No 3 couldn’t make it , and when we mentioned our problem they said we were welcome to use their shower. I jumped at the chance of a lovely hot shower. What a lovely gesture and very much appreciated. Thankfully all was fixed today, never ever thinking that a bee’s bum could cause a boiler to pack up.

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  1. One in a million I would think. Sorry about the usual plumber he must have been away if he could not come for a month. Glad you got it fixed though nothing worse than cold showers in this weather!!! Keep worm Diane xox

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    1. Our usual is the same as yours. He's so busy trying to catch up after a back problem, he couldn't make it this time x

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  2. Glad you got the boiler fixed. I appreciate our shower every morning when I use it. Memories of flannel and soap washing still remain with me, as does doing so in a freezing cold unrenovated house!

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    1. At least we had a little heater we could put in the bathroom. Not much fun having a wash in the cold x

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  3. Awesome, poor little bumble bee, glad you have hot water now. See you soon xxx

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    1. It's so nice having it working again x

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  4. At least you were only without hot water. He was dead. Poor thing. Glad all is working, and what kind neibours you have. Xx

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    1. He doesn't look well does he? Our neighbours are fantastic, couldn't have wished for better x

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  5. What are the odds of a problem caused that way! Glad you got it fixed xx

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    1. Took us by surprise, we thought it was something technical :) x

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