We're now at the stage where our current house no longer feels like a home - with half empty rooms, some of the curtains down, all the pictures missing, boxes everywhere, it's now like living in a warehouse. And it's just as echoey! Whereas the bungalow feels more and more like home every time we go over there, especially now all the curtains are up and the lounge and hallway carpeted. It's becoming very much less echoey there!
Spent the morning there yesterday, unpacking another couple of boxes and putting my summer clothes away in the wardrobe, with Betty watching my every move, whilst the guys were laying the carpet. They did a great job and we're so pleased with it. Hannah the housing support lady called in to see us (checking we're still alive 😂), she comes every Tuesday. We had a couple of minor queries for her, which she's going to sort out. We got the heating working (now we've activated the elec meter key), it's very efficient and the rooms warmed up surprisingly quickly, considering the place has been empty for a couple of months. Came home after lunch and I packed another 2 boxes, husband took the stairgate off the stairs - it's going to be used as an outside gate in the car port, so Betty can't run off into the road. Not that there's much traffic - it's very quiet there.
Today we're going out to look for the last few things on our list of needs - a couple of light shades, rug for the kitchen, shelves, and a small desk for husband.
My cold has gone, thankfully it was a very shortlived one. Husband hasn't caught it (well, he hasn't yet) so that's another blessing.
We still haven't heard back from our landlord, following my notice of leaving email to them a fortnight ago. I know he's read it, as we bumped into the landlord's brother in the supermarket last week and he mentioned it, he said he assumed we'd get a reply very shortly. Well, nothing as yet - how rude!! I've sent another email requesting an urgent reply, our final rent payment is due this Friday and I need to know how much it will be for the last part month. If I haven't heard from him by this afternoon (he's almost impossible to get hold of on the phone), then I'll just cancel the standing order, guesstimate the remaining balance and pay it in cash.
By contrast, our new landlords, the Housing Association, are super efficient, they've sent me loads of info about all sorts of things and the housing support lady, Hannah (she's employed by the Housing Association) is a font of knowledge and support.
I've cancelled the rent standing order.