I thought I would update you on the Calor Gas saga now that I have a shiny new gas tank at the side of the house. I received a letter from Calor Gas telling me that they were coming last Friday with a new tank for me, also telling me that I didn’t have to be there, they could install it without me. I was ready for them at 8am and I waited and waited, eventually gave up and made my lunch at 12.45pm, when I went back into the kitchen at 1.45pm, (my kitchen is at the front,) having watched the news while I was eating my lunch, this is what I saw on the drive.
I can only assume that the driver must have reversed up our little road, but how he negotiated the 90 degree corner onto the drive without damaging the gate posts, I will never know. There was a bit of damage to a shrub, but a pair of loppers yesterday soon put that right. A large van then arrived and just managed to squeeze in by the garage, so far all the work had been done by one man who later left with his huge vehicle at about 3pm. I then met the man with the van who had to run a few tests, I later had to test the gas hob and the boiler, the hob was fine but the boiler had a flashing red light. Van man came in, masked up and socially distanced, with his little tool and very quickly had the boiler working nicely.
As van man was leaving he said “There you are, you will be ok now for another 30 yrs” I couldn’t help but laugh, the tank might be ok for 30 yrs but I don’t think I’ll be around then, I don’t really want to live to be 108 – do I ?!!