a) Hospital have cancelled ds grommets appointment for Monday (postponed for 2 weeks) which we have been preparing him for, my Aunt has come down from Lancashire to hold breastfed baby in the waiting room, and my Mum has come down from Cumbria to look after dd and take her to nursery etc.
b) Estate agents have told us that our Landlords are puting up our already extortionate rent.
Star, if you're (ever) stuck for childcare let me know - ds and dd are welcome over in this corner of London, and one or other of our ABA tutors are here three days a week so can look after them play with them
Looking after the baby might be a bit too terrifying much though
Thanks Bad. There are no winners though. They also said that they have had to cancel someone else. I don't want that. It makes me feel flippin awful.
But then if their stupid systems allow this to happen then it is THEM wot needs to deal with the grief, not ds. I am consoled only that the re-appointment was for a day in half-term, which I suspect is largely preferred, so perhaps postponed child's parents are happy. I hope so.
Ah yes, - and what account has been taken of the fact that it will cost them more than the increase in rent to market it and get in new people particularly as the landlords want it back in a year so might not be able to fill a 9 months contract.....
Starlight one of my clients really impressed me when his landlord attempted to put the rent up. He worked out the exact costs for the extra rental for a year versus the costs of re-marketing the property and loss of rent which would be incurred in the process of getting new tenant in etc. he presented it all to the landlord and the rent didn't go up for a year.
Might do the same to the Estate Agents. Ask them what account has been taken of the fact that we are good tennants who look after the property and pay on time, when setting the rent, and also what account has been taken of the fact that there are similar properties in the area charging less.
You go Star! What a pain to chase these things - our lives seem to be full of this kind of crap sometimes but I know precisely what you mean about being focussed and determined about everything now! Pity the poor people we meet