Discussion in 'suburban75' started by panpete, Mar 19, 2017.
But the wasps might sue as their young contracted asthma from the damp conditions
So Im going to look at this another way.
We love you panpete. That's for sure.
When I hear people worrying about This thing, or about That thing, I wonder how That actual Thing refers back to the person.
Because houses come and go, we come and go. The houses last longer than we do. We move out of the houses and have other lives.
So if you're worrying about rot.... are you worrying being rotted and undermined and invaded? By the anxiety?
Be kind to yourself Pete.
The perception of risk, and the perception of duty - that you MUST act or else something bad will happen... they are just that - perceptions. It's not your duty to manage every possible danger, and it would be impossible anyway.
Being kind to yourself, giving yourself some slack - they are moral imperatives.
Be kind to yourself
There's nothing to worry about in the attic pete, please believe us, we care there are no problems up there, nothing bad is going to happen as a result of your boiler etc. It will be ok
Fuck em. Wasps are pretty selfish, I reckon.
Wasps are fucking arseholes
and having seen quite a few pictures of your loft now I can assure you I'm suffering from loft envy. Showing off your perfectly fine loft at any opportunity
Um....so walking round a park with your headphones on may not be the best thing to do
Ah got ma pitbull, i riding
(thats not hactually the truth. Im fighting a deadline here. got an article to finish up. They only gave me 1500 words but its really going to take twice that to make the argument theyve commissioned.)
If that loft wasn't ventilated I'd expect it would be dripping with condensation. It's not. Therefore it's ventilated and there's no problem. I too wish the loft in my house looked so good.
Yeah your loft is the loft we all wish we had.
Does that nest look old and do wasps return to the same nest each year. Thanks
Pretty sure they don't.
No worries, just go easy on yourself. You're clearly an intelligent and conscientious person, I hope you can find a way to overcome your problems.
Thank you for your kind words.
I'm pretty sure they like a new one each year
Been (and to a small extent still am) in a similar position. I know how much bigger my life has become, and how much more useful I am to others, for having been able to worry less.
It's hard because it's so unintuitive. When you have thoughts in your head, which you don't want and can't escape from, telling you a 'bad thing' is going to happen unlsss you stop it, and that you 'must' stop it, it doesn't seem right to stop worrying. But it is right. You have no duty to manage every hypothetical risk.
Those who haven't lived with this can't really understand - hence the 'get a hobby' comments.
1) Your flat roof above your boiler will ventilate without eaves. Roofs are not hermetically-sealed environments, they're multi-part assemblages that are rain-tight but not air-tight.
2) Even if your insulation were blocking the eaves, it wouldn't stop the eaves serving their purpose because insulation is porous to air. Ventilation will occur through it.
3) Why do you think the timber is rotten, because it's discoloured? If it were rotten, given that it's part of a roof support, it would at the very least be bowed. As it is, it looks like a reinforcement for the main support, that's got some sawdust on it.
This post makes so much sense to me.
I feel as if I cannot cope with even the smallest tasks at the moment.
I've lost loads of weight and am still losing it.
I find everything really stressful.
I've got a lot going on, its currently revolving around my leasehold flat, but I don't want to go into the ins and outs of that as it will just upset me more.
I do feel like I need loads of reassurance about things and I know it must get on peoles nerves and i am really sorry for this.
Thanks for this info.
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