I wish I'd listened to mum. Last week (and beyond) before the heating was fixed she was insistant that I get her not to come. I was hearing it daily. But I was insistant. I'd been looking forward to the visit and knew the heater would be fixed. Even when the snow came I didn't let it put me off. I was a fool. I should've listened to her and said fuck it. It'd have saved a lot of bother but no. I was insistant because I wanted this and I was stupid.
The first time anyone comes properly in months and it fucks up. I should've expected it. There were enough signs.