We are taking our neighbour to the dentist today. Her appointment was originally in August, then postponed until October, then January. This was then postponed again until
March, and she asked them if they were taking on NHS patients as we were looking for a dentist more local than 35 miles away. They said they were, so she gave us the number and we made a phone call. It took a couple of days to get through, but we did and made an appointment for the following week. This was really weird as our neighbour was a new patient and hadn’t been through the door yet and her appointments were rescheduled whereas we were seen more or less immediately. Even then, Hubby had to have a filling and this was done a couple of days later.
They have amended her appointment again by bringing it forward half an hour, but we’d left the day free so there was no problem for us. We can incorporate a trip to the bank and also the chemist to stock up with garlic capsules and Vitamin D as they had no stock last time we were there. I also hear the calling of meringue nests which are only available (at a sensible price) in one place.
The window man eventually came yesterday, but not before I’d made some phone calls chasing him as we saw him drive past, but not stop.
He had us down for Saturday, and I told him I had an email saying Thursday. He was really busy and said he’d come today, but I explained we had to go out, and he wouldn’t be able to access the drive as we lock the gates. He offered Monday and I said no, as we’d stayed in all day for him so he agreed to come within the hour.
I wasn’t too happy to be honest and it was the first time they’d let us down. Anyway, he came as promised, and it took five minutes to measure up. Hubby saw his work sheet and it was three pages long, so no wonder he was chasing his tail!
The good news is only the blown part of the window needs to be replaced as they can match the glass and it will set us back just £60. Very doable!!!
We had the water bill too which was paid immediately, and was £10 under budget, so another winner. It was a good day yesterday, so hopefully today will be as productive.