Up at 7.00 am, showered, dressed, car moved, garage opened Mr Kerr arrived soon after 8..00 am and set to work. First job was to remove the old gas fire and water heater, which is now (11.20 am) done. The work had moved upstairs to where the water tanks are and ominous bonks and bangs resound. There are visits to the gas meter outside too, because there must be a gas supply made to the upstairs bedroom for the new combi boiler.
By tea time, the new boiler was in place, but not yet connected to pipework etc. so we exist on cold water until the job is finished. Also, no heating, but the weather is fine and we don’t need it at present. The boiler flue had been installed going up through the roof. It comes out on the north side of the existing chimney which hopefully is a good place as it will be protected somewhat from the strong winds and rain that come up from the south and south west. And I have collected a quantity of wood and plywood for “recycling”.