Dogfish Dan is a HOS client who is hoping to move from Wales to Edinburgh to be near his two daughters and his grandchildren. He’s keeping us up-to-date with his experiences via his blog…
Dogfish Dan’s Blog Entry 9 – written on Sunday 13th August
One problem with living in other people’s houses, is that I am being ruined for living in a one bedroom city flat.
Last night, the pussy cat and I were visited by an owl, whilst we were watching a meteor shower, and this morning I am sitting out in the garden, watching yellow wagtails on the pond, blackbirds on the lawn, sparrows in the Virginia Creeper, and listening to the neighbour’s cockerel crowing. (I must go and feed him later).
There is nothing for me on EdIndex this weekend, and the sale of my flat is still unbelievably slow in going ahead. I just can’t believe how long it takes solicitors to sort things out. I seem to be constantly phoning and emailing to push things forward, and have just been told that it’s a waste of my time actually going into the office, just to see what’s happening. But until I get cash in the bank, I daren’t think of buying.
Other things, such as birthdays, of course, plod remorselessly onwards. I had my seventh seventh last Tuesday, and in fact had a great day. One of my daughters arrived with my grandchildren, as well as four other friends, all bringing contributions of food.
I shared my birthday with Jack who is three years younger than I am, so my daughter made a chocolate cake to be shared…half of the top was a garden with fat pink worms (for Jack), and the other half was covered with musical notes, made out of liquorice (for me).
And then last Friday, we had one of our ‘Live at the Club’ nights which was a sell out and great fun except that I made a bad choice of songs to perform. Minnie the Moocher is not the easiest to sing at double time when one’s mind works at half time.
Oh well…on the phone to the solicitor again tomorrow to try and speed things up. Let’s hope my mind will have speeded up by then.