We're off to the caravan today, to water all the plants (ours and our lovely neighbours C&J, we water each other's). There are a few things in the van and husband's tool shed that are surplus to requirements too, so we'll sort those out and bring them home for the next boot sale husband does.
For the past 2 weeks there have been no suitable properties for rent on the social housing list, in fact not many properties at all. And we've still not heard about the 2 bids we already have in, the housing association (it's the same one for both properties) are certainly taking their time. We're No. 35 on the list for one of the properties (so not much chance in theory) but No. 5 on the other - giving us a much greater chance. However, I've looked back at all the properties that have been let over the past few months and people in our banding or lower and even shorter times on the list than us have been given homes, so I guess we have as good a chance as anybody really. It is frustrating waiting to hear though - we seem to be waiting for everything, including health matters, at the moment and it's doing my head in!! Patience is not one of my virtues......😂
A few of you have mentioned how organised I seem to be.....I was a secretary for most of my working life, so being organised comes naturally to me. And being organised is vital for my sanity - knowing I'm on top of things keeps my stress levels down.....not being organised makes me feel totally out of control and very irritable.
Some of you may remember that well over a year ago, my siblings and I were contacted by a firm of solicitors (heir hunters actually) saying they were acting on behalf of the estate of a deceased relative of ours....a distant relative none of us were even aware of! He apparently died intestate and with no direct descendants, he turned out to be an older, unmarried cousin of our mother's. None of us recall her ever mentioning him, so we guessed he was a bit of a black sheep. Anyway, having all signed up with them more than a year ago, we've heard nothing since - but now one of my siblings has had an email from a different firm, giving all the correct deceased details, and saying they are now in receipt of the funds (no figure given) but cannot release them for 6 months. So that's all a bit odd - a different firm to the one we all signed up with, and only written to one of us 😕
I've had another couple of snide comments (anonymous of course as they're cowards) on my last couple of blogs. All I have to say is.....you don't live my life, and seeing as I don't even know you (just like you don't know me), I don't really give a stuff what you think. Jog on!