We have a heat pump...no hedgehogs. Just turn it on and bingo!Applespider said:Hope you checked the furnace for any sleeping hedgehogs first... and made sure the flues were clear... and the radiators were bled?
I turned mine on a couple of weeks ago... shiver... I hate winter. Got caught out twice this week by heavy rain and no brolly and felt like I'd been in a cold shower. Yuck!
I'd move to the West Coast in a heartbeat!devilot76 said:I love you iGary and Applespider. This is definitely the thread for me... darned icky winter weather! I heard the heater kick on last night around 3:15am. Hee, but I'd be willing to bet that Maryland and London are both a good bit colder than California.
Do you have an iSight?Blue Velvet said:Haven't needed any heat yet. I'm on the sunny side and top floor of a small 5-story block so get residual building warmth from below that keeps the place warm well into the evening. Quite often at this time of the year, I'll just throw on a thick fluffy dressing gown rather than put the fire on...
But... on Tuesday morning at 8am several guys are arriving to install the new gas-fired electronically-controlled central heating system with a new boiler, tanks, radiators and thermostat.
Although I'm looking forward to it, the resulting mess and reorganisation of furniture will be a complete pain as they're taking 3 days to do it. Have to move a lot of stuff (e.g. desk & Mac, bed, wardrobes) away from the walls so they can put piping in and remove old bits and pieces.
They also need access behind all the kitchen units so currently piled up before me in the living room are the contents of the kitchen boxes and drawers... I can almost reach over and grab the cutlery.
I also have to dismantle the bed and sleep on an airbed for a few days as some old ducts are hidden behind my bed. For those of you accustomed to large properties, let me share with you the approximate physical interior dimensions of my entire flat: 6.5 metres x 4.5 metres Such is London life...
So come Friday, once the heat is back on and the Mac reconnected, I think I shall post in the nude.
And no, I don't have an iSight.
I assumed that that's what that meant... although the silly side of me was hoping for something naughtier. Man, w/ that kind of incentive, I'd be down! Wow, that makes me seem so cheap and sleazy.Blue Velvet said: