COUNCIL MAN CAME YESTERDAY: Evilstein gave me an update as he drilled a new lock (finally!) into my door first thing in the morning. Of course he did it to catch me in. But it does feel a little like he is persecuting me barging in at such eraly hours. I was of course right to do the absolute minimum to keep the room acceptable (it was totally tidy as far as I could make it but, as I say I knew he/they would find fault) and they surely did ... This morning he also gave me finally the loan of a vaccuum cleaner to get all the bits out of the carpets. Of course I've brushed them endless times ... but well I just realized today that I'm sure fitted carpets were never invented until after the vacuum cleaner ... My rugs I swept out of the window, but what can you do with fitted carpets? They're a real inconvenience ... when I get my own place finally I'm not having fitted carpets at all. Just big rugs in the middle of bare boarded rooms. Lona ("NutNut") had no carpets at all (but a few medium-sized rugs) and her home was ultra-dust-free because of that. Anyway now the hoovering's been done it looks far, far nicer. Chinese Hammy is coming out for a celebratory "ping" later ...
In response to an American query: what is a council man? It means a man who works for the local council. Not an elected councillor. I found out relatively recently, btw, that Britain has a massive "permanent government" compared to the USA. I didn't realize nearly every high office has to be filled anew when a new president comes in. We have career civil servants doing such jobs. I think people prefer it that way because, just like having a Queen, it gives a sense of continuity whatever goverment's in power. Also the British people would never tolerate supreme judges being nominated by the ruling goverment! That is far too much like corruption to us!!
It's still been raining at a rate of 4cm an hour every day for an hour or so. Aparently some places are swilling with dysentry-laden floodwaters. Children should not go in them. Ukk!
Right I'm gonna have to end my post here. Sorry it's boring but no news!
All the best to y'all ...
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