Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

Prep work for the new boiler is done

I was awake at 6 a.m. and up promptly to finish emptying the bottom cupboards in the kitchen and clearing everything ready for the gas engineer to start work on installing the new combi boiler. The enthusiastic and efficient young man arrived some time later and set to work.

Interesting discovery: underneath the big built in kitchen cupboard, there is a large hole, with a sloping soil floor. Our house is built on a hill and thus has three levels. The level where you enter has just a small front hall and the bathroom, then you go up to the bedrooms or down to the kitchen and main living room. So the bathroom floor is suspended above this hole. Anyway, we now have plans for the hole when we have the kitchen re-done. It could be turned into a full height cupboard which would finally give me space to store the tall things like the sweeping brushes and vacuum cleaner.

By about 1.30 p.m. he had finished installing the new gas pipe from the meter to the corner of the kitchen and then had to leave for a dentist appointment. Not that he could have gone any further anyway because we are lacking an important item, namely the new boiler. It's supposed to arrive this afternoon. I have my fingers crossed it does arrive so the gas engineer can finish the job tomorrow. Otherwise we will be living in limbo with everything from the kitchen and bathroom in boxes and stashed around the rest of the house.

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