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Starlights bad day...

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StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 13:09:27

Not really on the scale but in one day:

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.

So, I'm very shouty.......

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 13:13:51

Agh - got worse. HV wants to come round for a 'chat'.

porridgeLover Wed 30-Jan-13 13:18:40

I'm sorry starlight....what a pain. Knocks always seem to come in groups.

Crawling Wed 30-Jan-13 13:20:13

So sorry you are having a bad day hope tomorrow is better.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 13:27:58

Grrrr. So HV no longer is coming for a chat. She apparently wanted to know if we needed any 'help'. I told her she could call the landlord and tell them to stop being greedy, and call the hospital and tell them to reinstate ds' cancelled hospital appointment.

She confirmed that these were not services that she could offer so I told her that was a shame because that was what I needed and my current priorities, so I really don't need an appointment about anything else right now whilst I address them.

She was okay about it actually. She'll probably call again in a few months. She does that.

SallyBear Wed 30-Jan-13 13:29:15

Why was it cancelled?

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 13:29:47

Unforeseen circumstances

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 13:30:15

Which probably means the consultant is on the holiday he has had booked for over a year.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 13:31:00

Ah well. Good news is the house is tidy. It always gets tidy when I'm in a rage.

Dev9aug Wed 30-Jan-13 13:31:37

Oh dear, rent going up already, didn't you just move in like, yesterday?

SallyBear Wed 30-Jan-13 13:32:00

When are they rescheduling it for then. I take it you explained that the quicker the better as a) DS is anxious about it, b) his hearing and school work are suffering because of constant delays.

lougle Wed 30-Jan-13 13:32:26

Poor you. You still have 11½ hours for it to improve though <hopeful>

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 13:33:32

Just under 9 months ago I think.

They're holding us to randsom over school placements I think. They know our daughter is catchment age.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 13:35:32

For 2 weeks SB, but I won't have any childcare then. My aunt and mum haven't passed on the costs of their train tickets to us, but they run into well over £100 each. I couldn't ask them to do it again in two weeks. Apart from anything else they have lives.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 13:37:56

But, I haven't got so far without always having a plan B and C, so I just have to figure them out.

Plan B is of course reasoning then writing then shouting - lol, to both hospital and landlord.

Plan C is erm, in the planning.

PolterGoose Wed 30-Jan-13 14:14:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 14:19:49

Ah, thanks for listening you lot. It's really not the worst we've been through.

In some ways I feel sorry now for the people who have to deal with me because I much more focussed and determined than I used to be and with much less patient. I also now know (and I really didn't before) that all kinds of things can happen with a bit of challenge, and that many decisions are just made for absolutely no reason, so I am currently expecting:

1)hospital appointment to be reinstated
2)landlord to keep the rent as it is

lol. I'll let you know how it goes.

imogengladhart Wed 30-Jan-13 14:38:27

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StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 14:42:19

Lougle That 11 hours will almost definately include wine.....

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 14:44:39

I'm a bit 'meh' about the rent tbh.

I know people get attached to their 'home' but I'm not. Why would I be? Moving schools, houses, mountains. Tis what I do!!!!! grin

So I guess we'll just live somewhere else. may as well give the landlord the opportunity to change their minds first though.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 15:11:40

Right. Surgery reinstated.

On a different list apparently, whatever that means. Think it is just nonsense for some kind of justification/explanation.

zzzzz Wed 30-Jan-13 15:31:41

"Surgery reinstated" star you are a legend. grin

I'm not going to be surprised if rent is reduced now .


lougle Wed 30-Jan-13 15:48:54

Well done Star.

It's all such a struggle isn't it?

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 16:11:18

Yes Lougle DS knows the date on his calendar, things are in place. His school OT is on standby after surgery in case his new hearing ability affects his sensory balance. My family have made sacrifices to help out. Due to ds' ASD I don't have much in the way of friends who I know well enough to be able to step in with childcare.

I'm more bothered by the surgery move than the rent thing tbh, and out outgoings are already exceeding income as it is.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 30-Jan-13 16:12:11

Zzzzz, yes. Reduced to less than we are currently paying would be good.

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