For the last five months we have had the new boiler sitting at the top of the stairs in it's box, waiting for someone to fit it. We waited and waited for one person to give us a quote and kept ringing him. Apparently the quote got lost in the post three times and the email he sent me was also lost in cyberspace too.
The next man took almost a week to get back to my initial enquiry and when I rang him, he seemed annoyed that I has chased him up and told me he had been very busy with burst water pipes...funny that, you being a plumber! When he eventually turned up to give me a quote, he looked like he had stepped straight off BBC Rogue Traders, complete with dodgy pony tail and didn't even wait to get in the house to tell me how other people don't do the job properly but he does. Hmm
Step forward plumber number 3. He has answered all of my phone calls, has been quick getting the quote back to me and his 'boys' only turned up half an hour after the agreed time this morning so that's not too bad is it? Lets hope they are all done tonight and I can enjoy a bath for the first time in months.
In preparation for the work I have spent a lot of time moving things around so that the plumbers can get to where they need to be and I made an earth-shattering decision to get rid of some books. Our house is heaving with books and book cases. Any surface left empty for a day or so, a pile of books seems to grow on it so we needed drastic action.
All of the books that I haven't read for years, and am never going to read again, are in the car, ready to go to the charity shop. I've saved some books....all of the ones that are here actually. I read 'Goodnight Mister Tom' when I was J's age at school and I want to read it with J and L and there are a fair few books about living in France...I like to dream ;)
Do you keep all of the books you read? How do you choose which to save and which to get rid of?