Just a quick update to tell you that we have moved – we were very blessed to be offered something so quickly: not a Council house, but a Housing Association property.
There were a few sleepless nights when we weren’t sure whether or not we would get what we needed, but in the end we got the place that we asked for.
Pretty amazing really, when you hear about families being held in B&Bs because no houses are available.
It’s not ideal – there is hardly any garden at all, and there’s no garage and very little storage (we have had to put at least a third of our belongings, including the children’s trampoline into a storage unit); plus, since it is a brand new house, there are no floor coverings at all, just concrete and bare boards, and no curtains (not even curtain rails), and since moving house is an expensive business, money has ran out completely this month.
So I’m feeling mostly bright but with the occasional low.
If you are a praying person, please do pray:
– that our previous landlord will refund us with the complete deposit so that
– we can get curtains and floor coverings (we would prefer laminate or vinyl to carpets)
– that we will be able to get a BT landline soon so we can have phone and internet again
I can’t post any photos because I am limited to my mobile phone with a poor signal (I am missing wifi!)
The title of this post is a reference to a Star Trek DS9 episode, where Commander Sisko, Dr. Bashir, Kira Nerys and Jadzia Dax become trapped in a dangerous game, where they are the pieces being moved around by the players, and they have very little control. They just have to try and make sense of the clues and work their way throught the maze. I must admit to feeling a little bit like that. But in the end, the game is over, it all comes good and they’re all saved.
I’d like to breathe a big sigh of relief, but I feel like the ‘game’ isn’t quite over yet and I’m waiting for normal life to return.