LIFE AIN'T NO BOWL OF CHERRIES. NOR OF STRAWBERRIES, NEITHER!
I'm well aware of that.
But I was right in quoting the Beatles in that confusional post below.
Because I've just seen a man at the Council and it's true: nothing was real.
He's coming here tomorrow to see the state of this "house of horrors" I live in and witness for himself my lockless door. So the latest is: I'm not getting chucked out. I just need to keep the place tidy. A main reason it was untidy was: no security. Far safer to confuse your stuff in with junk than to live in a house with doors swinging open between front door and bedroom and a neatly arrayed selection of all that's dear to me and a message to the thieves: here it is; take your pick!
So that's the latest. The man is due round tomorrow afternoon.
And then, at long last, this whole soap-opera of a situation might finally be put to bed.
THIS IS A COMMENT I GOT EARLIER ON:
um yea no offense but i dont even understand what the hell you're talking about.
18 July 2007 15:08
AND THIS IS MY REPLY:
I hope this makes the situation in clear for anyone coming in midway through (well: let's hope at the end of) the saga ...
i don't blame you
i've not known what was going on half the time
basically my entire house is a tip
my room was scruffy as well
i had enough stuff for an apartment, at one point, in one room
i've been chucking it out systematically
i don't get on with my neighbours (ie housemates but they don't share in rent or anything so neighbour is the best term)
they complained about me, blaming all the bad state of the house on me
a man from the local council, who provide this accommodation via a private landlord (it is a "bed & breakfast hostel") ... is coming tomorrow to see the house
and to see that e.g. i get a proper, operational lock put on my door etc
THAT is the soap opera
18 July 2007 16:27
ps: the beatles reference (ie "nothing is real") was for 2 reasons: 1 it felt so utterly surreal and 2 i knew i have not been getting the whole story; ie being told first we are all out, we all must obtain alternative accommodation from the council then only me and laundretta (the neighbour i don't get on with) are out, then only seemingly i am out (to be honest i don't have a clue about laundretta but she's so vocal i'm sure the whole world would know if she was out on her ear) ... landlords refused to put anything in writing ... and as per usual different people and departments know, don't know, say and have failed to communicate different things so it was not until today that the situation felt anywhere near to becoming resolved ...
and that's as much as i know so far 18 July 2007 16:35
OK KIDS, WANNA SEE "STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOR EVER"?
Click here for the original Beatles' (v home-made-looking) cinecam promo video.
Click here for Candyflip's 1990s remake.
Click here for a 1960s possibly Beatles-voiced cartoon that I've only seen the beginning of, but I think it gets quite psychedelic ...
Releasing the inner blinger in me - I have only just - and belatedly - realised that having grandchildren gives me a good excuse to release my inner blinger. So ... we took a trip to Homebase...
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