Some things just beggar belief, and although we are finishing today on a ‘good’ note, it has been frustratingly tedious in trying to do the simplest thing like notify a change of address.
First stop was The Bank.
You would think that going in with photographic ID and with everything reliant on computerization it would be a matter of a few minutes to tap in a new address detail.
Twenty five minutes.
Next was the Council offices, a point of contact for Hubby’s disability payments.
Two phone numbers, and we were invited to use their phone as we may have ‘to hold’.
Twenty minutes for the first call, and thirty five for the second as the number had been changed to…………… the same as the first as they are now an amalgamated department.
Killing a third bird with the same visit, we notified the council that we will be moving our boat and therefore no longer liable for paying Council Tax.
Note: we are at least the fourth resident here to advise them to this effect. Someone might start to notice now.
This afternoon we have been running around organising storage facilities, and grateful not to have loads of stuff. In fact, what we wish to store should fit easily in the 16 sq foot locker we have secured.
Once back at the boat, we wrote umpteen letters and sorted out paperwork.
We have quite a pile for a nice little bonfire!
This evening we have been wrapping jigsaw puzzles for charity. Some were those we’d helped complete, and they are clingfilmed on boards for sale so that purchasers can see how big they are when finished and also that all the pieces are there.
It’s been quite a day.
Tomorrow is set for yet more sorting out.