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We have had snow almost every day of this week. The Sun has been shining for the past two days but it is still not strong enough to melt the snow. Last night was a particularly cold night. I had to turn on the electric blanket in the middle of the night because it was so cold and my pillows were cold!

It was still very cold in the morning. When the Mhinisteir went to turn up the radiator, he found the radiator in the bedroom to be stone cold!!! That explains why we were both freezing in bed! The boiler had packed in again. Honestly, this is the third time this has happened since Christmas Eve! It was looked into at the start of the year and all was found to be well.

The upkeep of the Vicarage is the responsibility of the Diocese and so we must go through the Diocesan Housing Department everytime there is to be any repair work but since it is the weekend, we are allowed to phone the Diocesan approved plumber directly. Thankfully, the plumber was available to come straight away.

As we were waiting, the Mhinisteir came to report that the heating has miraculously come back on! What about the plumber???? He gave the plumber a call to update him but since he was already halfway here, he decided to come anyway. Just as well he did because there was a fault with the heating system. The heating was only coming on if we turned on the hot water! The plumber managed to solve the problem and it is such a relief. The heating is working well now but it is taking an awful long time to heat up the house as the Vicarage has been without heating overnight.

Did anybody notice the date today? 13th! Haha. I am not at all superstitious but when I was in school, I used to love writing stories about things going wrong on Friday the 13th. Of course, it was all pure imagination!