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My house is not a home

The weather's been quite mild for the time of year...until today when suddenly, there's another cold snap. Of course there is -- today's the day my central heating system is being brought into the 21st century, after all.

So, I woke up early and tidied up before Willem and his gang would get here. I don't know why I was so houseproud because within minutes of their arrival, they had trashed the place. The heating is off, all doors are open, and the hall and living room are covered in dust and debris. Moreover, when I snuck a peak a minute ago (the men having gone off to get some more tools and things from the van), I found that a hole had appeared in my kitchen ceiling! I hadn't been prepared for this! though I suppose it's to do with the flue.

Look at that hole!

Manasse checks out the new HR-boiler...

...casts a look at the toolkit...

and looks unsure

Meanwhile, I'm sat here, slowly turning to ice.


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Feb. 18th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Good to see that Manasse is taking his obligatory cat supervisory duties seriously!
Feb. 18th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, he's a very conscientious cat ;-)
Feb. 18th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Hee! Manasse doesn't seem to know what to think.
Feb. 18th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Hee! The men have gone, and Manasse's still slinking around the house loudly voicing his objection that I ever let them in ;-)
Feb. 18th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Everyone should have a cat to check out that the craftsmen are doing a satisfactory job. :D

Please don't freeze completely before your heating is back on, though!
Feb. 18th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
The place is toasty warm and I'm thawing out, but I think my cat's still of the opinion that he could have done a better job ;-)
Feb. 18th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
I hope his next task was to curl up on top of you and help keep you warm!
Feb. 18th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
I will give all three of my cats credit for looking after me. At one point, I had one in my lap, and two draped over my arms, one on either side of the keyboard.
Feb. 18th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
It looks like a prime spot for Ceiling Cat to make an appearance. Such portals are always good luck. ;-)
Feb. 23rd, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Ceiling Cat is always welcome!

Edited at 2011-02-23 02:07 pm (UTC)
Feb. 18th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hee! It definitely looks like things have gotten a thorough inspection! Hope they get your heat back on soon!
Feb. 23rd, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
They did, the flat is toasty warm, and Manasse seems to have forgiven the intrusion into his domain.
Feb. 18th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
Is it finished? Does your heating work properly now?
Feb. 23rd, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
The heating's working splendidly now, thanks for asking!

Next, I want a whole new kitchen.
Feb. 20th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
I hope he was sat there tutting in cat while the heating engineers worked.
Feb. 23rd, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
In between stints of trying to be helpful, yes ;-)
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