Not much in the way of progress today as far as the bathroom was concerned. Had to go out to get a new gas bottle and then as we were relatively near to our daughters we called in to collect the post. I also took the opportunity to use her shower for a hair washing session. Lovely not to have to pour jugs of water over ones head, and to top it all, the water was hot. Sheer bliss. By the time we left it was gone 11am so didn't arrive back to FS until lunchtime. Then after lunch Ian siphoned 100 ltrs of diesel into FS's tank. A friend had got us the diesel for 60p ltr and delivered it himself in his own drums. He even added an additive to stop the diesel bug. What a star. By now time was marching on and, instead of carrying on with the shower, Ian decided to do a job that needed doing for over a week. After burning wood we noticed tar running down the side of the flew. Smelt horrible and Ian concluded that a hole must have been in the silicon surrounding the top of the chimney for the tar to run down. Next 2 hours was spent cleaning the chimney, digging out all the goo, a run to Screwfix......again.... to purchase some silicon (must have shares in the place by now judging by the amount we have spent there) and given the fire a thorough clean.
|Lovely clean flew|
|Before replacing the silicon|
|Box would have fitted if it was not for the lagging|
With nothing to take Ian's time tomorrow, other then carrying on with the shower, there could be quite a bit to show. Fingers crossed.