This is one of those days I could do without.
A couple of days ago our Penny developed a cough. Nothing serious – just an occasional hack but after her last episode it’s a cause for mild concern. I decided that if she coughed again I might contact the vet today.
But then other things started to pile up.
Last night our central heating started to misbehave. I gave it a kick and it fired up again. This morning it has given up on me altogether. The fucking pump is making weird noises and is flashing warning lights so I have a sneaking feeling the bearings have worn out. Fuck!
A lack of central heating doesn’t bother me that much as it’s very mild today. Unfortunately Herself lives in a different climate to me and she is now experiencing Arctic conditions apparently, and is moaning about the lack of heating.
I phoned my Heating Genius but just got his answering service. He hasn’t phoned back yet so I may have a go at dismantling the pump myself, if only I can find my lump hammer and chisel.
I don’t really feel like playing around outside though as I have also developed a sore throat, cough and a dose of the hot-and-colds. I may have picked up some virus or other in my travels which doesn’t help. I may yet join Penny at the vet’s.
I hear our little island isn’t feeling too well either. Apart from having my coffee break banned I can no longer have any visitors. Not one sinner is allowed across the threshold, though that may not apply to Heating Geniuses [if I can contact him]. I went down to the village earlier anyway. The place is like a morgue.