I bet you all thought I got lost didn’t you?! Well, when I say “all”, I guess I mean Skippy, since I think she’s the only one who actually knows about this blog and I’m pretty certain she’s forgotten about it… and let’s face it who can blame her since I seem to forget about it myself!?!
The insurance claim for the burglary has finally been settled, cash is in my bank, products have been replaced and it’s almost as though it never happened. I had to get a bit shirty with the insurers since they were dragging their heels and no sooner was someone assigned to my case than they went on holiday or were taken back off the case again. Very frustrating.
The New Car
She’s lush (or is it a he? I’ve not decided yet). So much nicer to drive than my old corsa but then it should be considering it’s 11 years younger and is a 1.8 as opposed to a 1litre engine! Again, nothing is straighforward though. Firstly the in-car charger didn’t work (what would have been the cigarette lighter), which wouldn’ thave been a major drama except that I was away for the weekend and relying on my TomTom to tell me how to get everywhere!! Then I discovered they hadn’t put the manuals and the service history book in the car. I’ve managed to fix the charger however I’m still waiting for them to get the manuals and service history to me. Ho hum
I’m back to really hating my job. There’s only so much nothing a person can take. The highlight of the last 6 months has been helping to tidy up the office over the last week and doing lots (and lots) of paper shredding… it was like one of those movie scenes where a corrupt financial institution has just been found out and all employees are told to “destroy everything!!!!”… or in fact probably like any day in any financial institution in the world, thieving b!”*&^ds. I’m putting my CV out there as much as I possibly can but there just isn’t much out there.
I found the advert for my current role the other day and it’s laughable. I wonder if it’s possible to sue for miss-selling under the trade descriptions act?! Hmmmmm interesting.
So that’s all the updates. In other news, I desperately want a dog. I’m looking to move house in September/October (hopefully in conjunction with a job move!!) and one of the criteria will be the landlord allows dogs. I’m not a fan of leaving dogs on their own all day but I’m hoping that I’ll live close enough to work that I can go home at lunch and failing that I’ll hire a dog walker to go in during the day. Plus, I’ll be moving in with Ross so he’s usually at home one day from Monday – Friday so it’d only actually be 4 days the pooch would be on their own. There’s actually already a pooch I have my eye on… a lurcher at the Blue Cross up in Leeds. They reckon he’s a lazy boy and would be happy curled up on his bed all day 🙂
The other major issue would be Tess, my parent’s beautiful Blue Merle Collie. She was also a rescue dog and has some behavioural issues… mainly in the form that she hates all other dogs! But I’m hopeful that she’d get used to a new pooch being around… or would at least come to tolerate him/her.
I’m off on holiday in just over a week… CANNOT wait!!!