For a change, it’s raining. Hubby cut the grass back and front yesterday and that always has the kiss of bad weather on it. No dancing naked round oak trees at midnight required, just cut the grass, wash the windows or the car and voila, it gets wet.
Mixed bag today. Hubby has had his blood test which was brought forward because our usual nice nurse has been taken poorly and all appointments rescheduled. Luckily we have another equally nice nurse and she saw to Hubby more or less as soon as he drew up in the car park.
With the Covid figures for new cases rising rapidly daily here in the UK (2,988 yesterday), we are going through the motions, fully expecting a cancellation nearer the time.
We had our phone bill yesterday and had another shock as it was more expensive than last month. even though we have made a conscious effort NOT to use it unless absolutely necessary. Hubby downloaded the bill and we have been charged £25 for our landline rental/Broadband instead of the expected £18 on the new contract. Phone calls equated to £6, only one of which was to the doctor’s surgery (£1.80), four to the bank and a couple of extras. Add the tax, and it put us way over budget again. We dug out the paperwork and alarms started ringing as there was nothing to say our charges would be £25, and the way things were worded suggested that our new contract starting on Sept 8th had been removed as an option.
We got on the phone first thing and after Hubby had gone through the red tape Q&A, handed it over to me.
Turns out we DO have a fixed contract of £18 pm for 18 months starting from tomorrow, but because the bill was generated before it started that great computer programme automatically charged us for the full amount pro rata after our existing contract ends for the next month rental. I confirmed our contract three times with the operative and the necessary adjustment will be made next month where we shall see our monthly rental paid in advance correctly as £18, plus a refund for the overcharge. What a palaver.
I posted off 12 cards to my Aunt today, checked the bank balances, and now we are waiting in for some stuff Hubby’s ordered. Lunch today is pasty and beans for Hubby and a baked potato and beans for me. Get this, four prepacked baked potatoes were £1.19 in the supermarket. I picked out 3 for myself this week, total cost 44p, as they were 50p a kilo. Where’s the maths??
Weigh in tonight. Wish me luck as I’ll be posting the result, good or bad, later.