Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Warmer days to come...


Here's a photo of our 'new' Hunter stove. It's it bits at the moment, awaiting the builder to whack a large recess in the chimney breast and the plumber to plumb it into the central heating and water tank. Then we'll have some heat in the house! Hooray! We're using a couple of convector heaters and the immersion for hot water. Cold radiators are horrid when you want to dry out your towels or air anything. Still, the stove will be worth waiting for and it was a real bargain at £400. We were about to go out and spend at least double that on a new one, so it's a wonderful find. It's only a year old and hardly been used; sadly the owner lost a leg and was unable to carry the fuel in for it and has had to install oil heating instead. He was relieved to sell the stove and he's decided to put an aquarium in the recess the stove lived in. I can't wait to get stoked up and cosy!

I upgraded the Mac's memory this weekend, to just over a gig as I have an A1 poster coming in and last time I did anything large the computer coughed a bit! I hope I have enough, I can't afford to get any more at the minute; we're stoney broke, trying not to delve into the house renovation money, but failing. Hubby's not got enough work and I've got enough but it's not well-paid and the clients take an age to pay up. Makes for some uncomfortable cash-flow situations. Don't even start talking about Christmas!

5 comments:

natural attrill said...

What a great looking stove.
Here's wishing you a speedy and lucrative commission, invoice paid for before xmas! fingers crossed..
Penny.

Anonymous said...

Oh I know what you mean. Lovely stove though. I am waiting for a palestine job to arrive but not wanting it to?
Thanks for the lovely comment BTW.

PG said...

Marvellous beast, I've got stove-envy!
Please don't mention cash flow though, it's a sore point in our house. I think my last client has forgotten how to read, as she doesn't seem to have read my last application for payment...

Jago said...

We just put a woodburner in our living room.... had to excavate a larger fireplace for it to fit. There's photos here (scroll down):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jago/sets/72057594073906820/

Sue said...

Oooo, lots of mess! The result looks wonderful though. Thanks for the link Jago, yours is a similar thing to what we face; I just hope it's done by Xmas. Want my home cosy again!