Step 3 – heating

Lovely men they were, the first crew showed up shortly before 0800 with the new boiler and all the bits and bobs needed for installation.

The actual heating man and his apprentice appeared less than an hour later. Obviously competent, they drained the system, stripped out the old boiler, replaced what pipes needed replacing, refilled the system, tested and bleed all the radiators and were done by 1400.

I have heat in the house.

It meant that I could turn off the electric fire. relax with out shivering and take out knitting again.

One attempt to start a baby sweater ended like this

a bit frustrating

a bit frustrating

I decided that the colors were fine and cheerful for the young lady who is due to be born later this month, but a pattern change was in order

much more successfull

much more successfull

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Step 3 – heating

  1. The cat says:

    Oh, very nice! I am relieved to hear you have heating. I was debating ways to send a blanket of cat hairs to keep you warm. It was proving a little difficult. The sun kept sneaking off outside as soon as I padded off to do something else and the cat hairs would not stay in order. Miaou!

  2. The color combination is great and very cheerful, very nice!

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