When we got home mid afternoon I realised the house was cold and all the radiators for the central heating were cold. Rang the Gas Board who said they would try to send out an engineer before 10pm. If not it would be the next day, Sunday. We were classed as an emergency because we are both seniors and I have health issues. Before we got too cold we layered up: I wore warm trousers, a jumper, thick zipped cardigan, my thick winter dressing gown, woolly hat, big pashmina-style scarf, 2 pairs of socks, sitting on my recliner armchair covered with two lap quilts. I have to say I was as warm as toast. My husband was similarly attired, although he drew the line at the winter dressing gown!!!Two hot water bottles put in our bed, added an extra duvet and two quilts. No engineer appeared so we decided to go to bed. Just switched off the light when the guy arrived, just after 10.30pm. Great chap, sorted out the problem, some electronic failure so he had to replace a large electronic board. All done in 40 minutes and our radiators started to warm through our very cold house. Marvellous. The engineer said he still had two more call outs before he finished his shift.
Then we woke up this morning, very snug, but when we looked outside it was snowing and we already had a couple of inches. It has continued to snow all morning, now almost lunchtime and around 4" now I would think.
Photos taken at 8am from our lounge window of our back garden:
Apologies for the big white light - some weird reflection from a street light in the alley that runs along the length of our property.
And lastly, Teddy (who doesn't like snow either), snuggling under his quilt!