The pump on the central heating boiler has died. It has worked hard for nineteen years, but today it stopped spinning. It is a solid fuel boiler and our only form of heating, apart from a small electric fan heater. The part required to fix it is obsolete and to replace the boiler would cost at least two to three thousand pounds. Hmmm?
The old grump is on a mission to resurrect the fan. Fingers crossed.
Now, where are those woolly jumpers?