Ok. . . . Recently things have gotten a bit *blows raspberry* and I'm feeling a bit fed up. I want my blog to be real and not just a reflection on the good times, so I'm sitting here in a thick cardy with a scarf and hat on armed with a big coffee and am going to have a massive rant to get it all off my chest (so sorry).
We live in a maisonette, and the owner of the other half always rented it out until recently and it was a nightmare getting him to agree to any external maintenance so the outside is very rundown. Recently with all the rain (will it ever stop?) we realised the roof beams have slipped and our roof is leaking. The new owner wants to sort it out too ( thank goodness) as well as repair external walls and repaint and new gutters and fascias which should help with the smallish damp problem we're currently managing in the bedroom, but this is going to cost serious money, thousands, and we don't have it. We're going through our options now of how to get the money together. It will be amazing once it's done, but i have no idea how long we have to wait for the work to start, and how we are going to fund it. We might have to cancel our 2017 trip to visit my sister in Australia we've been saving for, and even then it won't be enough :(
Our car has also cost us a small fortune recently, more than its worth really, reaching a new record of going to the garage for three separate problems within a week. It may have to be retired soon, but that's a problem for another day as we're not currently in a position to get a new one.
I'm going to be totally British now and say I'm sick of this weather! Round here it's rain, rain, rain, rain. It's cold and damp, our house is freezing and I can't dry any washing unless the dehumidifier is on, which is not cheap to run. Everywhere feels messy and unclean, which is not true but just reflects my mood. We have no central heating and there's no denying it- it's cold, not freezing but so damp it just feels miserable.
My work is ok but dh is struggling a bit with his and is feeling pretty frustrated at the moment too. Plus he's trying to sort out the roof problem and earn extra to help with everything.
We have plumbers bill expected at the end of the month for just over £100 for the emergency work to the kitchen sink which meant i couldn't use the washing machine or kitchen sink for a week over Christmas.
Burt was sick all over the lounge tablecloth yesterday. I've washed it but it's pretty thick, so today I have to try and get it dry. Not a massive problem but it gets to a point where everything feels like a big problem.
We wanted to go walking this weekend but it's so wet i can't bear to have any more wet coats and muddy wellies in the house.
I've been reading a Land Girls book recently and it's brilliant. So, right now I'm going to get up, get the house spick and span, do the ironing, get dh and go somewhere, anywhere to get out the house. Then tonight we're going to light the fire, get all our WW2 stuff out and try and forget our troubles!
Tomorrow is a new day!
Wish me luck.
|These are the books i bought at a second hand bookshop last weekend :)|