Following on from my previous post (and thank you all so much for your positive thoughts) both of us managed to get a few hours sleep, including the dog who curled up behind my knees which is always reassuring for me.
Hubby was up at 6 as normal, so she snuggled into the vacated warm spot and I snoozed on until about 7.30.
We walked the dog then came back for breakfast.
Hubby had been checking out a route Down South before I got up avoiding roadworks and closed motorways. It can be tweaked if necessary, but he will be checking it daily until we think it sensible to attempt the journey. It will take at least 6 hours, plus potty breaks and driver changes so you can add another hour or two on top of that.
We can either go to MOH if he’s fit, stay over, then travel to see Mum, return back to MOH for a couple of days then come home.
Or we can go straight to see Mum and go on to MOH to stay a couple of days before coming home.
It all depends on the weather and how well MOH sounds so that we don’t run the risk of taking his bug down to her.
Mum has had the doc visit today and according to a text from Sis, Mum is much brighter. I’ve just spoken to the home. The doctor has said there’s no cause for worry as her stats are good and Mum’s resting now. She is on blood thinners to prevent the possibility of DVTs, and will be having another scan tomorrow. This is at the doctor’s surgery as they have their own scanner, not the hospital as Sis had led us to believe.
Apparently Mum’s legs are very swollen, and that is getting her down due to the pain and the bad one being strapped up. They are moving her to another room in the next day or so. The one she had overlooking the garden has three steps going down into it which she can’t manage, and so she’s been in one of their temporary rooms for a week or so. This new room is on the ground floor, has easier accessibility for a wheelchair and is slightly bigger with a better bathroom.
It doesn’t have a view, but by all accounts, Mum hasn’t been spending a lot of time in her room anyway, taking her meals with everyone else in the dining room and sitting in the lounge with the other residents. This is great news to me because it means she is involved with her surroundings and the people around her rather than shutting herself away.
This is all extremely positive and reassuring as Mum is being well cared for.
We rang the Collection Agency this morning. It would appear the person they are chasing owes rather a lot of money and they have no address for them other than ours.
We explained about the property being empty when we first viewed it, though we understood from neighbours that the previous occupant were tenants.
We’ve received several items in the mail from credit card suppliers, banks and even hospital correspondence to the parent or guardian of a minor. We’ve returned them all R.T.S (Return to Sender), and marked the envelope ‘Not at this Address’.
Hubby has since checked the electoral roll and there is a fee payable to see if they are registered so we’ve scuppered that idea.
It reminds me a bit of our first house which had been blacklisted for bad debt.
It too was empty when we bought it, being a repossession and unoccupied for almost a year. Someone forgot to secure the cat flap and the carpets stank so had to be replaced.
According to the Credit Checks we ran on ourselves when we were constantly denied credit, there were six other people living in our one bedroom house at the same time as us.
I suppose in a way there’s an obtuse moral to this:
Don’t buy an empty house!