Friday evening, that wonderful time when you know you can enjoy life for
2 straight days.
And then I suddenly started feeling cold. Further investigation revealed
that my boiler was broken down and there would be no central heating
Calls to British Gas and the renting agent, yielded no results. Then it
became clear that the whole weekend I might not have any heating.
Suddenly, I started feeling lonely and depressed. This was a nightmare.
Even though my TV was on with the usual comedy shows, computer was
working, but the cold was seeping through the body to my spirits.
So, I spent the night on the couch in my comforter, on my computer,
doing the same timepass things I do usually in my free time, but I was
not feeling that happy. I went to bed in the morning, it was not that
cold now. When I woke up I was feeling even more dejected and depressed,
thinking this was going to be a horrible weekend without heating.
Then, as I was talking to a friend of mine on Yahoo, she suggested I
should have a backup, small electric heater or maybe borrow one from a
friend. That reminded me, the landlord had shown me something like that
while giving me the tour of the place when he gave me the keys. And lo!
There were two backups, one small one the other a little bigger. That
sure cheered me up! I put both of them in the living room, with the
small one pointed right at my cold, suffering feet. And then I put it in
the bedroom to warm it up before I had to go to bed.
So happy that I could sit in my shirt sleeves again! Now I know where
the phrases like "warm welcome" and "cold shoulder" come from!
That just left the problem of the hot water, but who takes a shower on
weekends anyway! :-)