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To hope that birds save my bathtime?

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TheGoalIsToStayOutOfTheHole Thu 08-Feb-18 09:36:46

Someone in my street clearly has an old coal fire, and pay possibly be shoving all their rubbish into it given the smell.

And they also appear to have some kind of 'Chloe is going in the bath now' detector. I have tried all times of bathing now, and everytime I go in, within a few minutes of getting in there is a smell of burning throughout my house. I have tried showering instead to be quicker but even then within a minute or so, here comes the burning smell.

I know this is just bad luck rather than them doing it on purpose but its seriously pissing me off now.

I cannot just ignore the smell of burning as, even though I know its this fire, I feel I may ignore an actual fire in my house, which panics me a lot. So I am having to get out, towel and go check around my house, then return to bath/shower. Every. Damn. time.

I don't understand how their fire goes right through my house each time and smells so strong. But it does. I thought maybe it was just my nose being really sensitive or something (which panicked me as the only time I get supernose is when I am pregnant) but when DH can smell it too when hes here and it happens.

AIBU to pray that a bird takes up home in their chimney and makes a nest for eggs, so that I can get a fucking bath without this happening?!

I know I am tbh, but I just need a rant. Its so odd, the timing and that.

Rinoachicken Thu 08-Feb-18 09:39:36

Are you sure it’s not your boiler??

MiddleClassProblem Thu 08-Feb-18 09:42:35

If I were you I’d run my Hope tap for a bit and check the boiler

crunchymint Thu 08-Feb-18 09:48:36

Yes I suspect the problem is in your house. Please please get your boiler checked out. For your own safety.

slashlover Thu 08-Feb-18 10:24:46

Trying running your shower in the middle of the night and if it happens again then it's your boiler.

TheGoalIsToStayOutOfTheHole Thu 08-Feb-18 10:25:47

Its not my boiler. I was paranoid about it being something in my house and did at one stage kind of..follow the smell and it gets stronger in the street next to mine. Rather than inside my house. And the smell does appear other times too, not just when I am in the bath/shower..just the bath.shower is obviously seriously inconvenient so it stresses me

I have a plumber coming out today to sort something unrelated, will ask him to check boiler but I am certain its not that

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