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