Time seems to be going so fast! Follow up to my emotional “finding a Doctors surgery post”is that we are now ok and registered at one that seems excellent.
The doc was a bit peeved that the PPS office needed a letter from themselves saying our kids needed a number in order to get a medical card. He seemed to think it was ridiculous that we hadn’t just been issued with the PPS numbers (As everyone needs them) and I am inclined to agree. It’s a lot of messing about for no reason. Especially when we already proved residency.
Anyway, the letter will be ready on Monday for me to then make an appointment with the PPS office to go back in and actually get them a number. Then I can actually apply for child benefit, get J into pre school and apply for various other things.
Our belongings are apparently (hopefully) being delivered around the 24th. But they have said they think the country roads will be too narrow for their vehicle, so they’re now looking at quoting us for a shuttle service… so we are waiting for that quote.
The house is being sprayed for woodworm on Monday and we thought we could take the floor in the bedroom up. It turns out we can’t as the plaster board and frame cover the floor boards. So the plasterboard ceiling in the dining room/bathroom is coming down today instead. This may be a good thing however, as we can then redo all the downstairs in the same way. More work for Chris though.
I find it quite exciting, but then again, I’m not doing it. Good preparation for when we’re taking it all down upstairs though.
We’ve decided the oil fired heating probably needs installing prior to the roof insulation as the cupboard with the water tanks which covers part of the ceiling will need taking out ideally in order to do the insulation and ceiling properly. So we need to get some quotes.
bye again for now. Littlest one has just woken up and I need to make dinner too. See ya!