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No Change, Just Costs

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 30, 2012 in Personal |

We’re still ‘cooking’ water.

The first company our landlord called to fix the water boiler sent an inexperienced man who didn’t even bother doing the whole job. He was meant to look at the boiler and see about repairs and, at the same time, measure up one of the rooms – not in my apartment – for new pipes and all. He looked at the boiler and said it couldn’t be repaired, but didn’t measure up. Then he said, I am told, that his boss is on holiday for the next two weeks and so nothing will be done anyway, and went.

For some totally inexplicable reason, the landlord has decided that this is not the company which will be doing the work!

The second company came. The boiler has to be replaced completely because it is a sealed steel construction which cannot be taken apart. The boiler for the heating, the two are separate, is also on its last legs but it would be possible to replace the two together and just set one energy saving device in the middle.

So far, so good.

A few days later the landlord has the price offers on his desk, and his head in his hands! To replace the one boiler: one thousand eight hundred Euro. To replace both of them together and install the energy saving boiler: nine thousand Euro.

So, he’s going to do it, replace them both with one and be done with the whole thing for the next ten or fifteen years, hopefully! The only problem: his bank manager, who has to approve the credit he needs to buy the new boiler, is sick and there is no one else who can handle his account.

Life is never simple.

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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