Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Gas! Gas! Gas!
We got home late this afternoon to find a trench half way across the drive and a sheepish looking workman down a hole in the adjacent bit of the pavement. The gas company had been digging up the road to lay a new gas main but this wasn't supposed to have affected us as we're on the opposite side of the street. However, it now transpires that they cut off the supply to our house and, following various subterranean probings, they were unable to re-connect us without major surgery to the garage.
This entailed the removal of one entire wall worth of shelving above the eponymous workbench, which has now been accomplished in time for the installation of new gas pipes and other gubbins first thing tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, I've had to postpone the X Wing game until next week as a result, depending on the availability of my long suffering opponent. In the meantime, I've been shifting stuff and clearing the space for the workmen to do their arcane thing in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
It's not all bad news as the journey back involved a stop off at an excellent bookshop in Wells, that was closed last time we visited but has now supplied some excellent books for the collection. I'll post some more about that later. I'm hoping that, once the gas thing is sorted out, I may get some time to finish off the Full Thrust stuff tomorrow. I'm also hoping to re-schedule the X Wing game for next week, if it can be squeezed into the time I have available.