Big day today – the end of an Ossett era

Today is a big day for us – finally we have exchanged contracts on the sale of 3 Turner Close and we are expecting the cash transferring later today. It is a sad day in some respects as Turner Close is where we began our little family. but then it has been a long time in the actual selling process for one reason or another. Hopefully we will be celebrating later tonight.

The house is now emptied of all of our stuff, has been cleaned and is ready for a new family to make their own memories in the house.

 

Vertically challenged

Last week we noticed that the bushes to the garden shed were no longer high enough to walk under. It transpires that the wall between our garden and next door had collapsed… 🙁

The gardener removed the shrubbery so that we could inspect the damage and once it was removed, we saw…

It would appear that the neighbours have very recently been pruning back the bushes just over the other side of the wall – so it stands to reason that maybe somebody leant against the wall and….

However it happened, clearly it was not very stable and we need to get it rebuilt and strengthened…

To iPhone or not to iPhone….

Elliot’s iPhone 6 is dead in that it no longer works as a phone – the phone part is simply BF’d 🙁

So, for his birthday, we agreed to upgrade his phone so he is now the proud owner of a shiny new Apple iPhone 8 in red.

The deal with 3 was really rather good so for £50 down and £42 a month we have all you can eat everything – feels like it makes a mockery of Simon’s SIM only £30 a month….

He is of course busy sorting all the apps that he needs.

Olly is similarly pleased as it has effectively supplied him with an upgrade from the old iPhone 4S to an iPhone 6.

Also, Simon has an appointment for next weekend to have a new battery installed by Apple in his phone so that should give it an extra lease of life until the new phones are available 😉

Gas….

Yesterday we had a knock at the door – Northern Gas networks wanted to test the pressure of he Gas at our house. Funnily enough we have been experiencing gas pressure issues where he oven doesn’t cook particularly well or wailer in the year the Gas fire was bubbling away to itself.

We had put it down to the fact that the new houses were being built in Flockton and that it was negatively affecting our supply.

Anyway, turns out all of the houses in Kirkby Grange are experiencing the same and that it transpires there is water in the gas pipes somewhere near here.

The poor guys from Northern Gas Networks have now been working on it for the last 24 hours and still haven’t located the actual leak 🙁

The negative news is that we were switched off from around 9:30 pm last night so while we were able to shower this morning (still has hot water in the tank) we may be taking a cold one tomorrow 🙁

Hopefully they sort this out soon…