That said, in amongst all the piffle , on Friday morning I did make a decision re. the recently exited tenant... I called her GP practice (also mine as it happens) and discussed her with the practice manager. To give her fair credit, she said she was taking notes and we agreed I'd email them the photos I took of the flat AND that on Monday morning, I'd pop in to drop off the "hoarded" medication -(some of which dated back to 2004) and have a chat with whichever doctor was available when I turn up. I know they can't discuss her with me - to be honest, from the paperwork I've seen enough of her dreadfully troubled life to write up my own version of her case history as it is... anyway - I don't want to know anything from them... just perhaps, fill in some blanks for them.
Sometimes when you can't decide what to do, doing nothing is the right thing. This was one of those occasions when I couldn't leave things ... in fact, I was awake thinking about the wretched woman at 2.50 on Friday morning. I know it might be seen to be interfering - and I hate it when people do that as a rule but on reflection, my conscience has settled and even if she doesn't appreciate the interference (she may well never even know anyway) her life MIGHT begin to stabilise if she gets some help.
It would be nice to say that puts an end to this particular saga - However, on Friday afternoon I got a phone call from the office to say this woman had turned up wanting to know where her "stuff" is. Apparently she was apologetic for not having cleared the place out and offered to pay an additional weeks rent and any cleaning costs. It's reported she was sitting there, trembling and clearly not in a good place. I explained that anything covered in maggots had been disposed of and her personal papers, clothing items and a couple of other salvageable boxes were left in a trunk outside the flat door. I presume she'll have collected what she could and will find out tomorrow morning when I nip in to do a bit of painting... I hope she has left the boxes of meds. - so I can at least take close up photos of them... in case the doc thinks I'm the one making things up!
ANYWAY - back to boaty stuff.
You may remember a few weeks ago, I got a good deal on the "touch-lights" from Aten lighting (http://www.atenlighting.co.uk/led-touchdownlight-white-recess-flat.html) - When they arrived, I put them to one side.
When connected up they draw .17amp - which is about right... mathematically they should be drawing 0.16amp but I'm not going to worry about 0.01amp - SEE ... I can be chilled ;-)
Btw- if you're in the market for some "touch- DIMMABLE" ones (ours are just the touch ones) they are doing a deal at the moment when you buy 5 or more down from 13.99 to 10.99 - I've no affiliation with them, other than being a satisfied customer. They're here if you fancy a look http://www.atenlighting.co.uk/led-recess-touchdim.html .... they do use a little more power at 3watt each so that's worth bearing mind.
ALSO this week, we found a kitchen sink (shallow depth) on offer at Wickes (20% online discount) AND by phoning them, I was also able to use my normal 10% trade discount ... so that was another good saving.
Until next time...