Monday, 12 October 2009
Getting So Hectic!
Well, we have been up to our eyes in it and it is only going to get more hectic.
As I previously mentioned in this journal, we are having our whole heating and hot water system replaced. That will be taking place next week and it cannot come soon enough for me as they have forecast frosty nights this week. At the moment we are trying not to use the heating at all to keep the bills down. Soon, I have to start clearing out cupboards where the new boiler will be and taking all the linen out of the airing cupboard so that they can remove the immersion heater.
However, on top of that we also hope to have our very ancient and crumbling sun room taken down and replaced. This is a major job which will take a week or so. So we have had endless people in our home measuring up and sending in estimates which we have been busy comparing.
The sun room is directly off our lounge so anyone working out there will be looking directly in here so I doubt I will be spending too much time on the computer. I shall have to get a pile of books and disappear into the bedroom methinks.
With both jobs there is going to be a lot of noise and a great deal of dust and dirt so I will have plenty of cleaning up to do. Also the kitchen will have to be re-decorated as when things are moved, they leave holes that need plastering over and then, of course, painting.
Without going into detail, it also means we have to have a surveyor visit our home and we are currently awaiting a telephone call from him to arrange an appointment. Lawyers are also involved so letters are flying backwards and forwards, forms are being filled in etc. etc. etc. We should get the final quote for the sun-lounge arriving tomorrow.
Whilst all this is going on, Mike has several dental appointments, I have my blood pressure and diabetes checks and then on the 17th November, Mike will be having his eye surgery. Hopefully it will only be an overnight stay but if he goes to theatre early, he could even be home the same night. I will also be seeing my breast surgeon again for a check-up.
For years our lives have been so quiet and now everything is happening at once! I must admit I am dreading all the work part of it but so looking forward to having an efficient heating system and a brand new conservatory which will be double-glazed instead of our single glazed one. All this should certainly cut the heating bills considerably and we will be able to use the conservatory all year around and not just a few months out of every year.
So, I am not likely to be updating this journal in the foreseable future as I am sure you will understand. I will be taking before and after photographs though and you will all be able to see the outcome when I return.
In the meantime, I ask for your good wishes and prayers that my medical tests will go well and all will be fine, too much going on already, I do not need any problems, please pray that Mike's eye surgery will go well and also pray for Becky who is waiting to hear when her surgery will take place although she has been told it will not be too long.
I think, by Christmas, we will all be exhausted.
Whilst I have been writing this, I had to break off to take a telephone call from the surveyor's office. He will be coming tomorrow morning.
So, now it is all systems go again and I have to get off here. I am sorry I have not been keeping up with your journals but you can all understand why. I shall be thinking about you all and wishing you all well and hoping that life is treating you kindly.
Signing off.....................................for now.