Thursday, 9 February 2017
A Good Day
Today is the 9th of February and someone has dumped a former Christmas Tree at the end of our street. They've kept it green for a long time, so well done them, but I hope that the bad luck that is supposed to strike if you don't get your decorations down by Twelfth Night or 6th January doesn't hit them too hard. Personally I'm glad to get the decorations down and have a clean up by then.
I had a success today. I've been getting increasingly desperate without my tumble dryer. Bear can attract mud just by breathing, and of course there are towels, sheets, socks and stuff. Everytime I went past the dryer I pressed the 'On' button, just in case. Nothing happened. Today I unplugged it, plugged it in again and it started working! It hasn't stopped since.
I've also checked the gas and electric and got onto a better tariff. Apparently there is a large excess which I could theoretically claim back once the meter readings are in. I pointed out that I am now on a Smart meter, didn't they have them already? Apparently not. It can take up to six weeks. On the other hand, it may not be so long and I can start calling next week. Even allowing for a lot of use over Christmas, I could still get several hundred pounds back. Mind you, knowing how power companies work I shall keep my hopes low. At least the direct debit has gone down. It's been a good day.