It's celebration time! Work has started on installing the new boiler so by tomorrow afternoon I will have heat and hot water again.
There's not a lot I can do around the house until he's finished as he's in and out of every room checking radiators and I'm trying to stay out of his way. I can't easily get to my computer upstairs as the upstairs landing is blocked by the access ladder to the attic and I can't easily squeeze past it without twisting my knee - I speak from experience having tried earlier this morning! I've decided that the best thing to do is to stay out of his way by curling up on the sofa with my latest book and regular supplies of steaming hot coffee ... no hardship really!