March 20th, 2007


Moar WTF..!

So this morning I got woken up at 5:30, by the wind in my bedroom. Apparently if the wind blows in a certain direction, which would be seemingly rare, it gets forced into my room through the air vent, despite it being closed. The chilly breeze along with the whistling produced was enough to wake me up, distinctly unimpressed. I decided that I wasn't going to be able to get back to sleep with it like that, so cue an impromptu DIY session.. at 5:30 in the morning. I hope my neighbours forgive me for the motorised screwdriver next to their wall (note to self: must get a standard philips screwdriver).

First I tried cutting a section out of a non-crinkly plastic bag, to place between the plastic sections to seal it better. This seemed to work and I went back to bed. A lot quieter too. But no dice! I was still getting chilly breezes! On further investigation the cold air was coming out of the sides of the vent where it doesn't seal properly with the wall. Luckily, I knew exactly where I had some draught excluder hiding away, so used that to seal it properly. This time it worked like a charm, and the bag logo is quite funky through the slats of the vent too.

But, bah! DIY at 5:30 in the morning. Someone up there is having fun taunting me. *shakeyfist*