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
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