The lead up to Christmas has been fairly quiet. Plenty of catching up to do with family and friends, and a few problems to resolve with FS. One that was of urgency was the CO alarms going off on a regular basis. Could we find out why? Almost impossible and one that still hasn't been fully resolved. Ian replaced the door seal which we thought may have been the problem but, with the alarms still going off intermittently, it was obvious it wasn't that. A new alarm was bought 'just in case' but nop, still the sudden bleeping going off at all times day and night. So we replaced the small chimney with our very tall one. Placed a revolving cowl on top and kept fingers crossed. So far it has worked, but ever mindful of the dangers, before going to bed and no matter how cold it is, windows are opened to keep the boat well ventilated.
The next problem was the water pump kept cutting in. Again we searched high and low for a leak, none was found. After taking, it apart, checking seals etc, it now works as it should. Most baffling! Anyway, fingers crossed it stays that way!
Nothing more has gone wrong...so far! Long may it continue!
On Tuesday we got notification from CRT that a car had gone into the canal below Barkers lock. Ian drove over to Ilkeston yesterday, saw the car in the canal but failed in getting a photo! How many times do I need to tell him to take photos!!! Anyway there is a video from Newsflare so check it out on this LINK
The wind was an issue on the 21st. Storm Pia gave us gusts of 40 to 50mph which rocked FS and at one point during the night, (just gone midnight) blew down the pole holding the Christmas lights. Gosh, the almighty crash had us sitting up, hearts racing, clutching chests and wondering if the World had ended!
So with nothing further to report, it just leaves me to wish you all a
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
|To every one that has dipped into the blog and read my ramblings. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday.