So im sat here contemplating the wretched shed roof trying to decide how to tackle this large problem , because he has his large radio mast directly next to it , along with countless piles of other crap its not easy to get to and i could really have done with the munchkin , but ho hum if it stays fine ..
My daughter says that im turning into granny , she cleans out her gutterings at 84 on a big ladder but in mumsies case its meanness not poverty forces her to do it herself.
Still got mumsie problems spent a happy couple of hours yesterday trying to find out why she isnt included in the vulnerable register , her GP receptionist enlightened me finally , that they are operating on a shoestring staffing level as most of the backroom staff are ill . The GP must supply vulnerable information to the government which because of staffing they are late doing , then the government issues a letter that is proof of vulnerability and will trigger contact to mother from someone somewhere , her local council are delivering with the aid of the red cross , food parcels but until she gets the letter i cant move anything forward . So i informed mother that she will be getting a call and not to panic if a box of groceries does appear .
Best call was to the local vulnerable support group . Had a chat with the lady who seems to have already met mummie dearest . Dont worry im well aware what shes like i would suggest you have her groceries popped on her doorstep after dark by a commando team .
The other thing thats got my goat is all the folks praising the mobile farm shop butcher and baker , how wonderful the stuff is , then i read the price lists ...really !! there seems to be an awful lot of sharing and back slapping on facebook . Yes these businesses are doing wonderful things in hard times and everyones really grateful . But once again it doesnt cross peoples minds in our village that in a sea of RAF pension theres an awful lot of others who merely have a state pension . Or at the moment are layed off with bugger all and a family , who will be waiting for any help from the state for weeks . The post asking for foodbank donations got just 3 shares ...says it all really