The forecasted snow has indeed arrived – or rather half of what we were told was coming.
We awoke to 2″ here in Ossett and it has been persisting all morning thus far.
Ossett schools are closed (seems that they close when a few snowflakes touch the front door) and Silcoates is open. We took the boys up to school in Emily (not enough snow to warrant getting Bruce out to the job) and have agreed with Oliver’s teacher that we will collect him from lunchtime as he still has ear-ache and is feeling under the weather, thus swimming is not a great idea for him today.
Silcoates have text us to say that they will monitor the snow and decide whether it will stay open. The only reason really for closure is if it continues to drop the snow as the poor groundsmen definitely had their work cut out in trying to keep the paths clear.
Today, the company who fitted our conservatory back in 2009 came to fix a few bits on it. Basically most of the windows needed realigning, one new window hinge and the frame firming up (it had begun to separate on the largest expanse).
It was a whole mornings job but it feels like the whole thing has been revitalised and is ready for years more faithful service 🙂
Daddy collected Bruce from the garage this afternoon – he needed a new rear brake calliper and wheel hub :-(. Apparently the calliper kept seizing closed so the car was effectively braking at the rear passenger side intermittently. They don’t know why so will probably send the calliper back to Land Rover for forensics 🙂
Also, they found something broken at the front so replaced whatever it was as well under warranty 🙂
Then to top the day off, Daddy also found his missing keys under the passenger seat of Bruce 🙂
Yesterday Simon called out Landrover Assist to come and take a look at the rear passenger side wheel hub as Vicky had experienced significant smoking from it last week while on the motorway.
The dealership in Guiseley could not fit the car in for a few weeks so they suggested calling on LR Assist.
Impressed doesn’t cover it – the technician was out within 30 minutes of the phone call and had the wheel and hub off in no time at all. He found no issue with the hub etc but could see that there was significant heat damage caused by a sticking parking brake, so he requested that the car be taken into a dealer to have the brake lines inspected thoroughly. This meant taking the car to a dealership and leaving with them BUT LR Assist would provide a courtesy car while it was in AND get this, we would jump the queue so even though the Guiseley dealership had no spaces to book us in, they have to accept the car (as come from LR Assist) AND have to look at it and report back within 48 hours – WOW.
So, we have a rental Range Rover Evoque that is quite a nice car, albeit a lot smaller than Bruce, it is somewhat technology packed – for example, it has dual view TV / NAV / etc screen (passenger sees a DIFFERENT image to the driver – hence can watch TV while driver got navigation info on screen), about 6 cameras all around the vehicle and hence can reverse parallel park itself (I kid you not) etc. It has a panoramic glass roof that Olly thinks is awesome 🙂
Hopefully we will get Bruce back by the weekend with a clean bill of health and a bill that is covered by the warranty (given that this problem was had before (at last service) and LR covered the cost of two complete new hubs including discs etc.
We hope you have a fantastic day (despite having to work)
All our love and kisses, Elliot, Oliver and Daddy
We hope you have a fantabulous day 🙂