Tuesday, 26 May 2020

A Bit of a Blow

   When the pool guys came to open the pool last week they couldn't get the heater to start up. It has been a bit "iffy" for the last couple of years. Now, I don't mind swimming if the water is at least 70F but my guests (grandkids) like it closer to 80F so a heater is basically a necessity. So, I had to bite the bullet and get it replaced. It is over 30 years old so certainly doesn't owe me anything.

    Problem was how to remove it and get the new one in - the shed that houses the pool equipment is very close to my neighbours fence and I guess was put up after the heater was installed. Solution? Remove the shed! It also is very old and quite decrepit. 

   Yesterday my handyman son came over with all his tools and dismantled the shed and we stacked it by the front curb. It took about 4 hours on the hottest day of the year and we were both sweaty and grimy by the time we were finished. But, lo and behold, overnight it is now gone to scrap metal heaven, we presume. At least it is no longer there.

   The new heater will be installed in a couple of weeks and my bank account will be empty. Never mind, " 'fits money?" as my old uncle used to say. I just hope I won't have any more major expenses for a month or two.

Once the new heater is installed I will see about getting a new shed.


  1. Oh, that's a blow but a job well done and money well spent in the longer term, I guess. Will you build the new shed around the heater?

    1. That's the plan. Maybe easier said than done but I will leave it until the Fall.

  2. There's always something to pay out for isn't there? Fingers crossed this next heater will last 30 years. X

  3. I'll be in the old folk's home by then so not my problem!

  4. Oh my. What a big expense. It's good you had the savings for it but I know it's hard to have it all go at once in such a big way.
    One good thing is that you and your son managed to take the shed apart on your own. That was no small task I'm sure.

  5. Ouch that was an expensive day for you.