Wed 1st July 2015: Inchcock Today: Still in a pickle…

Wednesday 1st July 2015

Still in a pickle!


Woke 0410hrs – put the water heater on – then took me medications and laid there pondering on the day’s demands coming my way.

Lot’s to do again still. Get the things ready to take to the new flat – Steve coming at 1200hrs – Workmen coming to the flat ‘twixt 1215 and 1415hrs to look at the bathroom toilet blockage and the brown water coming from the cold water tap, things to sort in the kitchen packing away stuff… must talk with Steve about the sequence of things, so much to sort… got to get Fridge-freezer and cooker and internet connection… confused even thinking about it. by then I’m sure I’ll be ready to get me head down. Tsk!

A cuppa and some stuff out to the bins and got on with Facebook for a bit, then finished and posted yesterdays Diary, started this diary.

Had a bash at amending graphics on Serifdrawplus without any success, did it better in Coreldraw x7.

Sorted the things to take with me today (I hope) that I’ll need in the new place that I can a store in the cupboards so as to make it easier for the decorator to get his job done and the carpet layer who I haven’t even thought of sorting yet… Huh!

Steve rang, he will not be coming to pick me up but meet me at the flat with a volunteer Age UK helper Glendora.

Set off with two heavy carrier bags on me walk to the flat.

35 minutes later – bedraggled, burning feet and well knackered I arrived at Woodthorpe Court.

I put on the immersion heater. I was good and early and decided being as I’d taken some cleaners with the other things, to clean the windows. They are type you can turn around to clean the other side.

When I completed the turning stale rainwater flowed out of three corroded parts and I had a right mess to clear up. Luckily I’d taken a bowel and some basins and used them to put under the escaping water – unfortunately not before it had soaked me cap and crossword book and spilt onto the  power point! I left it in the open position to let the water drain.

A good start methought!

I found what I thought was a large smudge of Tippex on the living room window – on closer inspection it was what looked like a pellet shot hole that had been covered. Mmm?

I tried the water later but it had not warmed up at all after an hour?

Then some mail came fr the previous tenant. I put them in me bag to drop off at the community shed when I left.

The phone rang, it was Glendora arriving. A few seconds later I thought perhaps she did not know the way up – so I nipped in a lift and went down to the entrance area, as she was in the other lift going up, so I went back up and found her knocking on the flat door.

Nice lady I had met her once before when I first met Steve.

She started to ask me things and then Steve rang to be let in.

Things got a little hard to follow then as they were both speaking and it was hard to make out what was being said.

Then it got worse, the plumber rang for entry and started to toy with the pipes in the bathroom.

As Glendora and Steve were thankfully sorting out on the phone for me the Virgin internet setting up of, the plumber said all done mate and I asked him what the problem had been with the WC – “Wot problem?” he asked. I pointed out the Do Not Use wrapper around the toilet seat – he looked down it and pulled the chain saying “Nowt wrong wi that!” So all this time I’ve been unable to relieve missen, it just needed the chain pulling? I noticed he flushed the sign telling me not to use it down sharpish like. Tsk!

Steve told me he’s sorted Virgin internet connection to be done Friday between 1300hrs and 1800hrs. With Tesco delivering Friday as well twixt 1200hrs to 1400hrs that fitted in nicely.

Thursday (Tomorrowis Doctors at 0900hrs, nurse at 0930hrs and possibly a trip to the clinic depending on what the nurse thought of the state of me bleeding little lesion?

Steve produced a blow up mattress for me to use until I can get a new one – nice of him I thought!

Much talking of things I had to do, things not to do and things important and those less important followed – I’d gotten confused by then with it all, and was feeling really drained, happy, but drained.

We had a 30 second thunderstorm then. Gosh the thunder sounds loud when your high up in the sky – Hehehe!

Steve and Glendora left and I checked everything to make sure it was safe with nowt left on like – the hot water was still cold in the kitchen when I turned off the heater after four hours? Locked up and made me way to call at the community shed to drop off the letters on me way back to the flea-pit.

The shed was locked-up, hey-ho!

It took me 30 minutes to walk back to Carrington and when I got to the Co-op store me mobile rang – but I couldn’t hear what was being said due to me deafness and the noise of the traffic.

Got some milk and made me way back – and the phone rang again – it was someone from the flats asking me to be in the flat Monday between 1200 and 1700hrs to be spoken to about the intercom?

I got back in and so tired and weary and the door lock would not lock? While struggling with it, getting nowhere Steve rang – it seems when I tried to ring the first caller back I’d dialled his number in mistake. Huh! He said he would be passing my dump in about five minutes and would call in to see if he cold help.

The INR results had been delivered and I had to get the next one done on the Monday. Steve kindly rang the surgery to make an appointment for me on Monday morning – because of the need for me to be in the flat twixt 1200 and 1700hrs for the intercom thing whatever it is on Monday. The receptionist told him there were no free slots on Monday at all – but could make it on Tuesday at 0930hrs, Mmm? And yet last week when I asked them to make it Tuesday instead of Monday, they insisted if the hospital say Monday, then Monday it must be!!! Confusing innit?

Too tired to make owt fancy I had microwave sausage sandwiches and me medications for nosh.

By gawd me feet are aching and stinging now.

Here are the photo’s I took before it got hectic at the new flat today:

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TTFN all!

10 thoughts on “Wed 1st July 2015: Inchcock Today: Still in a pickle…

  1. Ah! The travails of a new place, new neighbors, and an up and coming talkin’ to about intercom etiquette I assume.

      • When we lived in Spain, we got lots of etiquette lectures on various aspects of expected neighborly conduct in the two different buildings we lived in. Probably more than usual being foreigners.

  2. You really got some nice photos from your sky view Inchy. That’s one of the things I love about my view — also on the 16th floor. My views aren’t as pretty though, except for the spring time when flowering trees are blooming, and Autumn, when leaves are turning.
    I hope your water problem is worked out. Brown water is not good for you, unless it happens to be your tea. I had a good laugh about your toilet “do not use” issue. They do love to make simple things complicated for regular people, don’t they? Hopefully when you get your stove set up you can heat some water for your cuppa and enjoy the best part of your new flat.
    Thinking about you and hoping for an easy transition.

    • Thanks Angel gal.
      At least I should get the internet connection on this Friday – must remember to take me laptop with me though.
      The brown water has cleared now thanks pet.
      The hot water is now working in the bathroom, but not the kitchen? As you say “They do love to make simple things complicated for regular people, don’t they?” Hehe!
      TTFN gal, Take care up there in the clouds please.

      • I’m laughing again Inchy. Feeling better while the mess piles up around me. Funny how just tossing papers around on the floor gives such a sense of release, even while knowing I’ll be the one picking them all up and taking them down to the garbage room when I can move freely again. Still scanning, and soon will be shredding. Huge sigh! Got my fax machine hooked up today, then wondered why and unhooked it again. I’ll probably start blogging again after my room mates are heated up next Wednesday.
        You enjoy your clouds also. Your view is prettier than mine at the moment.

      • Again we are same in the ‘Up & Down stakes Angel. Do your best to keep in the UP mode please pet. Off in a bit to the new flat – got to get a chair of some sort on the way their with me bags of stuff. TTFN

      • Oh dear, now I have a mind picture of you with your carrying bags in both hands, and a chair in front of you, using it as a walking support system. Draw me a real picture of this one, please Inchy???

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