Thursday, 15 March 2007

Fed up........ but then again.

I am a bit fed up today. John the Polish plumber caught me this morning with "extras".He was not talking about the people who
are found in the background of films, he was talking extra monies that have accrued in two days. The run for the new hob, the radiator there...yada yada. O well he is nearly finished. Then I called the Gas people to get the new meter put in it's little box that they put on the wall in January, "we have no record of any work taking place at that address". O how the heart sinks, after waiting half an hour to talk to someone. Then she says "I can't hear you, could you please call back ?". NO !. She hangs up.
It will all be worth it in the end, I will sit in my deckchair with a cold bottle of Bolly and smile. But then I will have it all again doing the new house up.......... where's that tall building ?.

6 comments:

Z said...

There always are extras, aren't they. It's fair enough if you have made changes to the plans, but if he'd just not done his sums right at the start it's very annoying.

As for the woman at the Gas board, why didn't she offer to call you back?

"bit fed up"? You are a model of restraint, my honey.

martin said...

O, Z what a day. Sometimes it's hard to smile. But I have just been up into the loft now they have gone for the day, and it is a great space. Just have to keep a very tight rein on the funds. Perhaps the new owners will not be getting such a good kitchen and carpets !!!.

Wendz said...

When I look at a house to buy, a lovely kitchen is tres tres important...must be big enough for a large table too. But a cool loft is good too.

I am not a fan of carpets at all....wood floors are my 'thang'...and shabby rugs.

Go on...smile...the day is over...open a beer and laugh at it all.

A wildlife gardener said...

I am feeling in sympathy with you, because I could scream like the person in the Munch painting when I think of all the annoying things to do with Gas board people, Phone people,plumbers etc I've had to deal with...aaarrrggg!!

martin said...

Wendz, My large table will always be available to you for dinners etc, the beer idea was a good one.......

martin said...

widlife gardener.. it is the most frustrating thing to be talking to someone on the other end of the phone who is not at all interested in helping you. I had to make suggestions to her how we could get somewhere, untill she hung up.......