My grrr.... rarely do I grumble but on this I must. A few days before Christmas our kitchen sink sprang a leak, literally it was the sink. Around the drain was leaking and around the tap. So we called in a plumber and almost $500 later, the sink was fixed.
The day before Christmas I noticed the overflow valve on the hot water system was running continously. I had heard from a plumber who fixed this problem only 2 years before that if you let it run, you can burn out the heater. Once again we call a plumber, this time my hairdresser's husband. He wasn't able to get hold of the part we needed for several days after Christmas and we were relieved that it was repaired shortly after.... at a cost of $260.
Now if that wasn't enough, while he was here he asked if I wanted to thermostat turned down as apparently it was quite high and this may have been a cause of the valve playing up. So I said to go ahead. Now, I can't even turn the cold on when I shower as the water is so damn lukewarm!!
I was meant to look after thier Pug when they went away but never heard anymore after he fixed the water heater and so they must have left her in care with the other dog with someone coming in to feed them but I can't also get hold of them to have him come out and turn it up again. We have had almost cold showers all week. I even have to boil the kettle to make the washing up water hot enough to wash dishes!
They are back this weekend so I will hopefully have it fixed soon. Grrrrr! Or should I say brrrrrr!