Our central heating thermostat has been failing us over the last few weeks. The OH has had the cover off and gave it a wiggle and it would work for a while and call for heat. Then it became a lottery whether we would get heat or not. This has carried on for too long so with a cold snap coming I don’t want to live like this so 43.99 was spent at the local screwfix. It said on the box to be installed by a qualified electrician. This would mean surely another 43.99 or maybe more so not an option. So with common sense for safety, the instruction booklet and help from YouTube we have warmth restored. It has been set to accommodate our needs and hopefully it will save us money. It obviously works better than the old one which we think was far older than the newish boiler we have. Sometimes professionals are necessary but I’m grateful that most things we can tackle by ourselves.
My glasses broke earlier. The tiny screw fell out with the lens for no particular reason. I saved a tiny screwdriver from a Christmas cracker some years ago. I knew it would come in handy. No trip out to the opticians tomorrow now. DIY is very satisfying.