Isn’t it strange how everything goes wrong at the same time. Last year ended and this year started badly. After a few setbacks door locks were next to go wrong. Not just one, either.
Realign UPVC door at front
I found a firm of locksmiths in the phone book and gave them a ring. Yes, the man said, I will send someone round straight away. What a relief!
Realign back door and replace worn handles.
The same guy came out in double quick time.
Replaced mortice lock and cut keys.
This time it was the inner front door, in other words the original before porch added.
The same guy came out.
This last time we had a laugh about the frequency of fixing my door locks and I remarked (in fun) that there were only another two to go.
He’s a nice guy with a sense of humour. As he left my house he said 'Cheerio, see you next week’. Wouldn’t it be funny if something went wrong and I did have to call him out in a week’s time?
After all that, the gas fire gave me another headache. More on that later……