Our trip to Northern Ireland went really quickly. I doubt there is never enough time to be spent with a grandchild.
Came home to a leak in the roof and ceiling damaged on the landing and in the guest room. No end in sight just yet for the kitchen.
Lost my rag with the insurance company, not covered for wear and tear, fair enough, but you do have home assistance and we can make a temp repair to stop the matter getting worse. Bloke came out, looked at the roof, said he couldn't do anything and left. Insurance company said can't do temp repair for something that is caused by wear and tear. They don't seem to get why I'm a little narked with them. Doesn't help that I keep getting a different person who can only read off a sheet.
43 Saturday Popped to buy a foam pad and have a coffee then off for a dog walk in the afternoon.
I can't get enough time with this one. I love how mum and dad 'dump' him on me in the mornings and evenings.
44 Sunday Took the dogs for a walk and a swim, afternoon spent with the parent in laws.
45 Monday Morning at the house, then into town for the afternoon and home for tea. DIL randomly asked where the dining room curtain was, whoops I'd washed it but forgot to hang it back up before she noticed. We caught the ferry back to Liverpool, put the dog in the kennels then straight to the cabin to sleep.
It's hard saying bye to this one.
46 Tuesday I banged my head yesterday on a door frame, still got a sore head and a headache. Long journey home with pit stops for coffee and dog rests. Nothing done all afternoon, work still ongoing in the kitchen. Early night.
Early morning arrival into Liverpool.
47 Wednesday Didn't sleep well, there doesn't seem to be an end date for the kitchen and it is stressing me out now. In my head it would be done by now and the lounge and conservatory would be back to normal and I could chill for a week before starting my new job, but it's not to be. My head is also still hurting and I need to go out today. Went for a 5 mile dog walk and grabbed a coffee. The rest of the day spent sorting insurance claim and completing a sales pack for the flat.
We unpacked the new dinner service to start using.
48 Thursday Popped out for a food shop and a visit to the laundrette. The insurance company sent a man out to tell us 'oh I can't fix that' then he left. We moved all the kitchen items into the kitchen cupboards despite it not being finished. Oncologist phoned to say iron levels dropped just outside the normal range. He wants to repeat bloods in 4 months and in the meantime if I feel they've dropped further I'm just to get back in touch.
Avoiding the weather.
49 Friday Morning spent on the phone to the insurance company. A visit to the school where I start working after half term to familiarise myself with where I need to go on my first day. Peter was in the loft space putting down tarpaulin, towels and buckets, I was in the converted part of the loft sorting stuff into piles of sell/keep/donate/bin. I cancelled my opticians appointment due to the weather, used neighbours washing machine and had chips and wine with same neighbour in the evening.
The extent of our storm damage. Some neighbours had fence panels down and bins blown over and a tree down at the bottom of the road, but we've been let off fairly well here.