29 June 2015: Inchcock Today: GP Surgery – Meeting with Council Officials – You wouldn’t believe how Hard it is to get A Fridge-freezer and Electric cooker delivered!

Saturday 29th June 2015

I believe today’s Diary is indicative of how me life is at the moment!


Woke 0530hrs – put the water heater on – then took me medications and started this diary off.

Thought I’d better do it now as I didn’t know how the plans would go for the day.

Going to GP surgery at 0830hrs – in the hope that the nurse can do me INR test and redress me skin cancer wound early enough for me to get to BJ’s house and then up to Woodthorpe Court to meet with Steve Age UK for the Council Officials meeting about the flat.

Had a wash and brush up, and got missen ready for the days rather daunting tasks.

IMG_0207IMG_0209I set off slipping the pigeons some seed as I poddled to the doctors surgery.

I noticed two posters on St John’s Church fencing as I passed it, for the Sherwood Art week (Last week). Too late for me now to go see the Burlington Jazz session – I’d have liked to see them too. Huh!

IMG_0210Walked over the road, just managing to avoid being hit by one Nottingham’s Pavement Cyclists as he free-wheeled down the hill. The Swine!

Arrived at the surgery spot on 0820hrs as suggested by the nurse for an 0830hrs rearranged INR session.

All locked up – the sign read surgery starts at 0850hrs!

I waited until they opened up and was first in the queue.

Got seen to by the new nurse Nicole who also took off me dressing from me wound. Left some nibbles for the staff and set off on me walk to Sherwood to call on BJ.

IMG_0212 IMG_0213We had a natter and then set of in BJ’s car to the flats.

Lovely morning, I had a wander around and took some photographs while we waited for Steve from Age UK’s arrival. Steve phoned while I was taking the shots to confirm it was still on.

We found the lady representative of the Council. Her voice was loud but not clear and Steve had to keep answering my questions about what she said. Tsk! 

Nice lady. I filled in many forms, bank details etc. and signed them.

BJ and Steve found things that needed attention – and she listed them to get them sorted. Brown water coming from the tap in bathroom, drawer front in kitchen hanging off, and a window needed replacing also in the kitchen – there were more, but I can’t remember them all now.

IMG_0214I took a photograph from the living room window – shame about the bird nets innit – that’ll cramp me flipping photographicalisationing style!

Steve said he would apply for the bath to be replaced with a level shower. The lady said this would take some months to get done – so Steve said he would make the application for me today.

Appaently I’m a ‘Probationary Tenant for the first Twelve months, Mmm?

Then I signed the contract and was given the entry swipe and keys to the flat.

Steve suggested I get a fridge freezer and cooker delivered first.

IMG_0211We parted outside and Steve shot off to another client and BJ ran me down onto Mansfield Road where I caught a bus into town.

Having to dodge yet another Nottingham speeding dangerous Nottingham Pavement Cyclist as I approached the bus-stop.

Another Swine on wheels!

Luckily I had me free bus-pass with me.

I got into town with me mind racing about all the IMG_0215things I had to do – first I thought I’d walk to John Lewis and have a look at their cookers and fridge freezers like…

Then thought I’d try a few other afterwards to compare the prices and products yer see?

Well… what a farce come cock-up that was!

01040104aI eventually caught the attention of an assistant after looking over the products and choosing the cooker, very nice and not too expensive, with a small oven, just the ticket I thought. Also a Hotpoint fridge freezer just the size I needed and frost free too!

My first questions were can these two be delivered at the same time and how much would it be for delivery and fitting please.

“No problem with the delivery Sir, between 0800 and 1400hrs” on Friday (I thought he was going to fall asleep on me at this point). “The freezer is plug and go so no fitting needed, the cooker will cost you £20 for fitting and the delivery for both will be £20.”

Fair enough I thought. Gave him all the details he asked for, bank details address etc… then he said “It’s not letting me input this…” And called over to a colleague to ask if he knew why. He returned to me and told me the Fridge could be delivered Friday but the Cooker could not be delivered until Tuesday… I stopped the conversation here (Foolishly thinking another company could supply me both products at the same time – Huh!). I started to explain that this is not acceptable due to me many medical appointments that arise at short notice, so I can’t guarantee being in. Let’s forget it! (Sorry I said that now!)

0104dWalked over to Curry’s PC World main store on Milton Street. They didn’t have either product in stock!

Oh dear…

0104cSo, over the road to another store, House of Fraser.

Even if they had got anything in I liked, I couldn’t have afforded the prices they were asking…Tsk!

0104bNot having me reading glasses with me I had the most difficulty in reading their catalogue.

I was amazed to see their prices were higher for cookers and fridges than anywhere I’d looked. Next day delivery would cost a good bit, delivery within 3 days or five days was cheaper. But with the upcoming appointments I have no chance of being at the new flat for delivery over a period of three or five days?

Oh, I do feel irritated with missen now.

Caught the bus back to Carrington, made a cuppa and did this diary.

Feeling a bit down now, despite getting the keys to the flat.

So tired again.

IMG_0219Made me nosh, Pork pie, chips, cheesey potato mash, pork loin and pickled beetroot.

Very nice.

Rated this one 7.9/10.

But me eyes were too big fer me belly again.

Launderette in the morning.

I rang BJ to ask him if I could get some stuff, saucepans, kettle etc from Asda with him tomorrow and if he could lift it and some more stuff to the new place for me. He was too busy to talk – and I forgot to ring him back! Pillock!

2 thoughts on “29 June 2015: Inchcock Today: GP Surgery – Meeting with Council Officials – You wouldn’t believe how Hard it is to get A Fridge-freezer and Electric cooker delivered!

  1. i got mesel a new hotpoint fridge-freezer from tesco 2 wks ago

    got it delivered and old one taken away

    yes. fitting just involved pushing it into the corner, adjusting a little wheel on one of the ‘legs’ to make it level and stop it wobbling, then plug it in but it took me a good while to get to that stage !

    it came fitted into a polysterene cage braced with wooden struts to protect it from damage while getting moved

    then the whole lot was covered in heavy plastic sheeting, vacuum sealed to frustrate any new owner trying to unwrap the bloody thing

    my language was something terrible as I struggled with the last piece of packing – tilting the fridge-freezer to one side and trying to kick the base packing it was sitting on out of the way. Took me about 10 minutes of tilting and rocking the new appliance before I was able to ‘walk’ it free of the base packaging. It would have been so much easier and quicker if there had been someone else to help me

    I would suggest you get BJ to give you a hand ‘unwrapping’ your new fridge-freezer and moving it into place

    have you got a microwave so you could have hot meals while waiting to get a cooker delivered?

    here, I hope you’ve got access to the internet in your new place – with so many changes coming up in your life it would be a shame if you can’t tell us about them !

    • Thanks for the advice Sir.
      I’m dreading sorting and getting it all done Dunc. My problem is being there when (IF) it ever gets delivered. (We two abode people do have difficulties – Hehe)
      Got a microwave ready and waiting in it’s new box along with many bags of other stuff to more to the new place. Steve of Age UK says bet get the decorating, then carpets done first. I wanted to get myself sorted with the Virgin internet that’s in the building first – but he knows best. He did say I should get the fridge-freezer and cooker in first – that is why yesterdays failure to get them ordered was so annoying to me.
      I’m pretty nervous about sorting it all out – and frustrated with having to ask BJ for help all the time – he’s got a life to live and I feel I’m intruding on it for him.
      Take care mate. TTFN

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