Wasn’t able to repeat last Monday’s excitement of spending the day cleaning the house (oh boy, how sad does that sound?!).
Popped into work for a couple of hours as boss asked me to. Didn’t mind as money is tight. And I mean like my jeans at the moment, TIGHT!! It’s similar to the days when I was paid monthly when I worked full-time many, many years ago. The difference was then it was only me that needed feeding … now there’s 3 other mouths. A couple of big unexpected bills threw everything out.
And there’s firewood to buy. And I owe AH for my share of M11’s Chromebook.
I must budget better!
Or win lotto 🙂
AH emails first thing re the council tax, yet still refuses to email his signed letter of engagement for the UK lawyers. Tells me he’s going to bring it tomorrow when he picks up M9 for his 1-on-1. I’m afraid that doesn’t work for me as I’ve fallen for it before: he gets what he wants, I don’t. Eventually, he emails it. Result!
He calls to say goodnight to the kids. Only M11 is in the house and, as he’s having his 15 minutes on the tablet, he puts the phone onto loudspeaker. AH is asking loads of questions (“what did you do yesterday”, “what time did you get home from the pub”, “what was for dinner”). Sounds like he’s now keeping track of my parenting. Funny thing is, I have absolutely nothing to hide …
He calls back to speak to the other 2 (we live on a cul-de-sac so love that they are out playing with neighbour kids. Old skool!). Have to speak to him. He asks about the flat/whether my parents’ money can be used. He doesn’t seem to be as much of a prick as usual (but he is after something, after all … man, I don’t want to sound cynical, which this does … but I know him well). Suggest he confirms all avenues have been investigated first, ie. he’s been sent a summons to appear in court for non-payment of council tax, yet the council have confirmed they know the property had vacant possession. Did they have any other contact details on their files that they could have sent their demands to, instead of sending them to a property they knew was vacant? He actually doesn’t seem to take my comment other than what it was intended as: an effort to save us money! Double result.
So positives from the day:
- Yummy lasagna for dinner;
- successful play for Ms6 here – with friends for both boys coming for tomorrow;
- a calm phone conversation with AH.