Got home yesterday lunchtime, to a lovely freshly painted hall, stairs and landing.....I'm really pleased, it looks so much brighter and cleaner, it's almost like having a new home. The decorator left no mess, and even put back up the roller blind on the landing window - just as well, we couldn't have done it, it's impossible to reach up there without a ladder balanced on the stairs. The freshly painted walls do show up just how much the doors, frames and skirtings need painting though - the deal with the landlord was that he would pay for the decoration of the walls and ceilings, if we did the woodwork. No problem, we can do that pretty easily. I'll help husband, but he will be doing the bulk of it himself.....there's no rush, he can do it at his leisure over the next few months, it'll give him something to do over the winter whilst we're not at the caravan. I have asked for the downstairs doors to be done asap though, as they're the first thing seen when we come in. We went out and bought the paint yesterday afternoon, so husband can get started as soon as he likes.
Being at the van for a couple of days on my own (with Betty) was really nice - I read a couple of books, did some crocheting, made a start on Christmas cards, chatted with a couple of fellow owners. Did a lot of thinking and planning. I think husband and I are going to be OK - he's certainly got into the swing of doing more jobs around the house, after the initial shock of being asked to do things when he grumbled quite a lot. He even does some jobs now without being asked, which he never did before. It's made a big difference to both of us, I think. I'm still going to go ahead and finish the application form to get us on the Council housing list - we're under no illusions that it'll get us moved closer to civilisation anytime soon, it'll probably take at least a couple of years I should think (the Council say it could take up to 5 years, depending on the type of accommodation required and any health needs)....but at least we'll be on it. We may even consider moving away from our local Council area, although we will stay in Somerset.
As for being let down so badly by someone close to me - the less I say or think about that, the better, it's still upsetting me and I've lost all trust in that person. Especially since they haven't even said sorry.
We brought home quite a lot of stuff from the van yesterday - as much as we could get in the car. We'll be going back one day next week to give it a thorough clean, collect up everything else we want to bring home, and close down for winter.
Husband's got an appointment to see the GP - his blood tests results are all ok, but he was told by the receptionist that he needs to see the GP to discuss his ECG and chest x-ray results. The new meds the GP put him on to tide him over until he sees the cardiologist do seem to be helping him, his breathlessness and angina pain have eased. Nothing heard from cardiology yet - the GP put in the referral just over 3 weeks ago. Hopefully I'll find out the results of my hip x-rays next week.