Expensive week

Woah! That’s been way too long since my last post. March feels like a long, long time ago — although between then and now I have got used to only 4-5 hours sleep a night, although that’s now improving a great deal.

My last post was about an expensive evening.  Things haven’t got much better, to be honest.  Our dishwasher packed in (started pouring water all over the kitchen floor one Friday evening!); the other morning the en suite shower started pouring water through the study ceiling; the boiler stopped working a few nights ago (lost pressure and was spilling water onto the floor — switching it off, topping up the water pressure and switching it back on again seemed to do the trick); and yesterday the new dishwasher stopped working (again: switch it off, switch it back on again did the trick).

Then there’s the car: Renault Mégane Sport Tourer DTi.  Great car, does about 650 miles from one tank of diesel.  Rubbish car, though, if you need to replace a headlight bulb: you have to take it to a garage, unless you have arms the diameter of a drumstick and the agility of Mr Tickle.  So we’re going to sell/trade in both cars (Vauxhall and Renault) and buy a new estate … stay tuned for details!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

One thought on “Expensive week”

  1. We had exactly the same problem with a Ford Focus – £65 a go for the dealer to change the headlight bulb, which involved disassembling the front of the car because there wasn’t enough space to open the cover on the back of the redesigned headlight unit. We replaced it with a Mk V VW Golf, where the headlight change is so quick and easy that I’ve done it in the car park at Halfords before.

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