With every day that goes by, I'm so grateful for my fantastic friends and family.
At our house, the other side the wall close to the central heating tank was the remains of a defunct rockery. A big, ugly, scratchy old shrub (last remaining bit) used to attack you every time you went by it. When my nephew came down last week he suggested we removed the shrub and had a bit of a clear-up of the debris and entranklements underneath it.We worked hard, raked it all over and sowed grass seed on it - looking good!
My central heating oil was getting low so a couple of days ago I contacted our local supplier. Had my oil delivered practically straight away. The driver filled the tank up to the top and just as he was winding the reel of hose up, he noticed a crack in the side of the tank which was getting wider by the minute. Noooo! He rang the depot to get someone out with a reserve tank ASAP to pump my tank out again. He asked me for some soap to seal the crack which did actually work and did pretty well stem the flow. By this time, my nephew arrived. Waiting for the driver with the reserve tank seemed to go on forever although in all fairness he did get here as quickly as he could. He soon emptied the ropey tank (breathe out) and hardly any of the oil had escaped.
I had a new tank delivered yesterday, connected up to the heating, filled up with the oil out of the reserve tank and ready to roll. How good is that?
It's so easy to go through a series of 'What if.' What if we hadn't cleared the area by the tank. We wouldn't have been able to access it. What if the driver hadn't said anything. What if the tank had gone in the middle of the night ...... what if .......
On Monday night, my O/H's long-time friend (both blacksmiths together) and his wife called and presented me with a beautiful metal poppy which he'd made in memory of him. He'd made metal poppies for the blacksmith's convention at Ypress 2016
I love my family and friends and you too who drop by.