Thursday, 24 February 2011
I blame that Gadaffi chap
As I was leaving for work yesterday evening, I noticed the central heating boiler had locked out. On inspection, no oil in the tank. I left Anna with a pile of logs and a roaring woodstove and made a mental note to order more today.
When I got up at lunchtime, she had already ordered 1000 litres. Good thing she did. The delivery arrived this afternoon as I was washing the XT down. The driver told me that I was wise to order when I did, as the price had risen by 5p per litre since the morning. A quick calculation shows that, by being prompt, Anna just saved us £49. She ordered 1000, but there was room for more, so I asked the driver to put in as much as he could. We ended up with 1266 litres (in a 1250 litre tank, durr), so it is to be hoped that we don't have to do that again very soon.
At well over £700 for the fill, we won't be able to, for one thing.
Batten down the hatches, folks. If Libya goes up in flames, this is only the start.