Ahhhhh my first night at home after my 10 day stay in hospital.....warm comfortable bed, no forced lights out.
We both woke early, DB had an appointment with the carpet fitters, so he was off soon after 8am. I had my breakfast in bed and slowly got dressed. A phone call to social services, to discuss my needs. DB had a phone interview yesterday, so now things will go forward. Our only drawback at the bungalow is a bath with no shower. Neither of us can get up from the bath and have difficulty getting in and out. We now wait to see what happens next. We have had to apply for planning permission for the satalitte dish in the bungalow. The paperwork is getting as bad as living in France.....red tape is strangling the system especially if you are in council property!!
Big problem with the kitchen door, because the floor boards in the kitchen are so bad, we have had to have board laid down, if the vinyl goes down the back door will score it to bits. No help from the council, they tell us it's our problem to sort a UPVC door!!
Excuse me, we are not allowed to alter the door without written permission and we move in on Monday. So either we have the vinyl laid and score it to death, or we may have to pay for a new door £500. They must think I came up the river on the last banana boat. Either way it looks like we may be coming in and out the front door. In my view the council are not being very co-operative. They have still done nothing about the suspect knot weed in the garden, I expect that will prove to be ours to sort as well.
I went on line and ordered the cooker to be delivered next wednesday, another job out of the way, just need to find some one to hard wire it in.
One way or another this move is proving to be the worst we have ever done. You can no longer be assured tenants from the beginning you have to do 12 months probation. Even then you have to have written permission to do everything. I need Valium. OH has been gone 4 hours now. Trying to keep calm is not easy!!!
It took over 6 hours for the men to fit the carpets, we have two wooden doors to have a bit shaved off the bottom. The back door problem was resolved, the surveyor from the council came to look at the shed roof, OH asked him to look at the back door, the chaps ran his hand underneath and fetched out heaven knows what from underneath, all stuck to the bottom of the door, so they took the door off, cleaned the bottom and Bingo!! door closes no problem!!
I have rested in bed today, am going to get up in my jamas shortly. Tomorrow I am going over to meet DD2 she is going to hang curtains and a few other bits.