Weekend fun at the Railway Museum

So, yesterday we decided to take Elliot to the National Railway Museum in York, thinking that he would love to see the trains up close and personal.  Turned out to be a mistake – the little fella was just not up for wandering round looking at the trains – we think maybe he thought that go to see some trains meant some little ones that he could play with 🙁  So we were there all of 45 minutes before we gave up as a bad job.

The electrician found that there is indeed a fault in the power here at home – apparently the RCD is faulty and clicks out on less than half loading.  Not sure when they will get round to fixing it, although we had received no problems with it until 04:25 this morning – Simon had to get up to reset it – grrr!

Sun is shining today so we went to Cannon Hall to play out and feed some farm animals.  Elliot has apparently only been twice before, yet he seemed to know exactly where the cows, sheep and pigs were !!! Elliot really seemed to enjoy feeding the animals by hand – he is 100% not frightened of them.  The pigs seems to be his current favourite animal – he was keen to just shout at them – he even had a 2 minute conversation with a particularly big one – snorting at it – the crazy thing is, the damned pig snorted back – it went on for a couple of minutes !!!

He went to bed a very tired little boy tonight….

The struggle for power…

So we took the plunge and decided to put the under floor heating on in the conservatory and to leave it on to moderate itself.  The result? Well it was switched on on Thursday, we had one cut out of power overnight on Friday morning, then another @ 1:15am Saturday morning, then another at 6:04 later the same morning, and then 6 more before 1am on Sunday morning.  Needless to say we are not happy.

Along the way we (now) have a broken toaster (not sure if related yet) and a lot of lost hair.  Simon has been systematically switching things back on and leaving for a couple of hours to test out if they are the guilty item.  Thus far we have drawn a bit of a blank however the one thing that is definitely different is that the conservatory has been added and the guys who fitted it hooked into the existing downstairs sockets ring main.  We believe that the 3kW pull from the flooring (yes, it seems to cost roughly 35 pence per hour when it is heating the floor) is causing the surge which the fuse box is saying, “NO WAY” to – the result is that the circuit jumps knocking the upstairs lights and all sockets around the house out.  Handy that the downstairs lights are OK – makes it sooo much easier to reset the damned thing at the crazy times in the night that it has tripped.  Yes, that is right, the bugger is tripping during the night when there is very little else going on within the house electrically.

The conservatory company are sending their electrician on Wednesday this week but have not been appraised of our current tripping issue (yet).

Thankfully, they have now got everything else sorted out pretty much to our satisfaction, so once this last piece is dealt with, the episode of our life will be over and we can begin to enjoy life again.

Next week – well part will be getting this electrician in to see if he/she can find the problem and otherwise, well, we have our first visit to the surgery regarding Emelia, so that’s pretty exciting !!