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baby121990 Tue 22-Jan-13 13:04:21

hi, my boiler blew up on Friday night i called emergency team out

apostropheuse Fri 25-Jan-13 23:41:12

Glad to hear all is well again op. smile

StoicButStressed Fri 25-Jan-13 23:22:30

Happy for you baby - and hope you heard the caring messages more than the, err, slightly less than empathetic ones! Glad all is restoredsmile.

eminemmerdale Fri 25-Jan-13 18:00:31

Although, and I don't know if it makes a difference, we don't rent and have a special payplan for such things.

eminemmerdale Fri 25-Jan-13 17:56:28

our heating and hot water went off when dd2 was a tiny baby (born at xams, get the idea..) and I was in ther throes of PND and completely mad. The bloke came,. said he'd fixed it then left. It wasn't fixed, so I phoned up and basically bored them to death with the whole tale of dd being born with a disability, that i was suffering serious PND that I didn't know what I would do if nothing was done etc. She'd started off by saying no way could they come back that day; an hour later, they were back...albeit looking abit nervous...and two of them grin

JakeBullet Fri 25-Jan-13 16:58:11


GhoulWithADragonTattoo Fri 25-Jan-13 16:57:21

Yay - that's great news! You must be so relieved. Hope your DCs enjoy their hot baths later grin

baby121990 Fri 25-Jan-13 16:51:23

well my heating got sorted today took the guy 2 hours needed 3 parts and, so i want to say thank you to all of you that gave me some good post, me and my children are happy now. to those that was nasty towards me and my child well i hope and pray nothing ever happens to you like this. smile

stormforce10 Fri 25-Jan-13 13:09:57

how are you getting on op have they been out to look at it yet?

AudrinaAdare Wed 23-Jan-13 23:43:34

You do not need to apologise, OP.

Please keep us updated smile

nancy75 Wed 23-Jan-13 23:34:37

Op, in the snow a few years ago our road had a power cut for 3 days, which meant no heating, light, oven or water, I found the best thing to keep warm was all stay together in one room as much as you can, hats really do keep you warmer than you would think as does wearing a couple of pairs of socks! I know the situation is horrible, when it happened to us my dd was just 4 and terrified because we only had candle light. I would just recommend heating the room you are in, if you can all sleep in 1 room and just put the heater on in there for half an hour with the doors closed.

MidniteScribbler Wed 23-Jan-13 23:18:20

Ahh cooking out a microwave is an easy one. I'm doing it myself at the moment as my oven died and I'm waiting to replace it. Google microwave recipes and you'll find hundreds to try. I'm actually quite enjoying some of the new recipes I've found.

AltinkumATEalltheTurkey Wed 23-Jan-13 21:01:38

If I could fuvk myself I would

If your going to be wankish in your posts, expect to be pulled up on it.

I never once stated that your child was less or more entilted to to heating than OP!!


your targeting the OP, and if you read back your posts you will see that, because you would not be explaning yourcircumstances nor would you keep bringing up the OP INCOME, etc.....

dayshiftdoris Wed 23-Jan-13 20:14:55

No one's children are more important than anyone elses... no one has the right to something other another because their story is sadder... I feel sad that MN effectively cleared a space so that families with disabled woman could spat with a woman with disabled children over who is more entitled to heating...

Korma and Baby - I hope you both get heating and hot water sometime soon

zukiecat Wed 23-Jan-13 19:25:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bobyan Wed 23-Jan-13 18:09:17

Korma you reap what you sow.

stormforce10 Wed 23-Jan-13 17:21:40

OP not sure where you are and can't read whole thread as ds is teething and kciking off again. However we are in Birmingham. Please pm me if I can help - we have an oil heater and a spare duvet we can lend you and you're welcome to a hot shower if you like

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Wed 23-Jan-13 16:45:39

Sorry to hear you are left with no cooker too, thats awfulsad
Hope things get sorted soon

StitchAteMySleep Wed 23-Jan-13 16:44:10

The council/housing Association might have some emergency belling type cookers, our council certainly have some they gave to people during the better homes kitchen renovations. Worth asking them, they have two hobs and an oven.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Wed 23-Jan-13 16:36:28

I'm glad that you and your DCs are managing OK. Having to cook everything in the microwave is an extra stress you don't really need. Fingers crossed they will be able to fix it on Friday. I hope you and the kids enjoy your swim at least smile

Behindthesofa Wed 23-Jan-13 16:16:03

Some of you are nasty bastards.

PearlyWhites Wed 23-Jan-13 16:04:35

That's awful when you have you g kids, I hope it gets fixed soon

LIZS Wed 23-Jan-13 16:01:57

I'm more shocked you have been left with no cooker either tbh. Have you spoken to Shelter although doubt it will make much odds now.

baby121990 Wed 23-Jan-13 15:53:54

the person last Friday switched the whole of gas system off because of the pouring water and something to do with the pipes freezing because no water running through,

baby121990 Wed 23-Jan-13 15:50:35

oh we are surviving on food side of it got the microwave not nice but have to do. but thank you for you thoughts. x

ISeeSmallPeople Wed 23-Jan-13 15:49:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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