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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Brrr, it's cold out here

It's 15 degrees outside.

I'm chilled to the bone, shivering my way into the house.

I turn on the hot water tap in the shower and listen as the boiler splutters and splutters again and then, with a wheeze and a clunk, goes silent.

There's nothing worse than frigid water beating down on aching muscles.


(two hours later) And now my usual hot water bottle (MDH, that is) has gone off to work - he's doing a week's worth of night shifts.

There's nothing worse than a cold bed.


Update (2 days later):

In other thoughts, I've just realised that the drastic drop in temperatures on the 8th of October were probably secondary to the terrible earthquake in Pakistan. A thousand lives have been lost, and there I am complaining about cold water like a little frog in a well.



Blogger MQube said...

that sucks! i would hate that feeling of being cold and alone...but at least it's only temporary

had been thinking about emigration to the uk, but the cold...the paralysing cold....burrrr

7:29 am  
Blogger Tym said...

Aw ... is the boiler busted or does it just act up every now and then?

I hope you managed to get warm and stay warm, despite all that! Unlike MQube, I don't mind the cold, but I also assume that the heating technology in the place will be able to keep it out.

11:34 am  
Blogger budak said...

eeek!! its not even winter yet.

7:32 pm  
Blogger tscd said...

mqube: I guess it depends on which part of England you're at. It's not so bad on the south coast - I was just stupid and forgot to bring a fleece to work.

tym: It's the moody type. I shouldn't have cursed at it when I got home. Probably hurt its feelings. I sweet-talked it today and it worked like a dream.

budak: I know! I once lived in a dorm where the boilers all died. We boiled pans of water and sat around them to study. Pathetic, isn't it?!

4:17 pm  

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