Monday 7 September 2020
The Universe has it in for me
For some reason I am being blocked in everything I am trying to do. I have spent the last fortnight contacting companies trying to get a quote for some lime work which needs doing. One came out, but we never heard back from him, despite texts and messages on his answer phone. We are still waiting to hear back from two more companies we've contacted.
I actually SPOKE to the chap who cuts the side lawn (former paddock) for us, and he said he would be up "next week". That was last week and we haven't seen him yet.
Tam's been trying to set up on-line banking for K, and although mine with Lloyds was straightforward, Nat-West seem to want to block you at every turn. We managed to (finally) register it this morning, only to find another hurdle - they want you to use a card reader every time you try and make a transaction! Blardy hell - we're not money-laundering (I wish!)
We had another viewing on Saturday. They have viewed lots of properties, so I expect they will have already pretty well found something before they got here. I have just given up hope completely. The scenario I can see unfolding ahead of us is not a good one and I am not in a good place in my head right now.
On the positive side, Keith has nearly finished the solid oak medieval "ark" for my flower supplies. It turned out a bit bigger than I expected so I will have to clear a corner of the junk room to put it in. I will suggest it goes on casters as it's very heavy to move around!!
I made some more pickled onions at the weekend and this morning I made a jar of mincemeat, which smells amazing already, with the cinnamon and mixed spice in it.
I am trying to keep my glass half-full but fear it has been knocked over and emptied completely, if not broken.