Should Old Acquaintance be forgot…

My dear Alex, I’ve just checked the date – gosh where have the last few days disappeared to?  No, don’t try to answer that!  I know we’ve spoken several times, but not really managed anything other than superficial pleasantries. 

However, it’s the end of 2019 and I couldn’t let it pass without wishing you, Chrissie and the girls much health and happiness in the coming year, 2020.  I’m delighted that you moved back north and are so much closer to me now.

Thank you for all the wonderful times we’ve had since I arrived back from my trip to Scotland.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them and it was an absolute joy to watch the girls opening their presents.  You have a gorgeous little family and I know you look after them really well.

This is of necessity, another short call, as I’m still feeling a little under the weather.  There are so many bugs doing the rounds, it’s a wonder that everyone hasn’t caught one or another of them.

I do need to chat with you properly in a few days.  I have now realised the reasons why the work upgrading the security and lighting in the corridors has ground to a halt.  I’m sure that the management hope that by fobbing the residents off with one or more excuses, they won’t realise that it is a deliberate action by them.  In all fairness, many of the residents wouldn’t have a clue as to the situation – or the whys and wherefores!  However, now I have worked it out, many other things have started to click into place.  It’s very naughty of Head Office to behave in such a manner – they have caused many difficulties without any need to do so.  I’m sure that they will try and wriggle out of things if anyone decides to go on the offensive.

This, of course, is another of the reasons why a new buildings manager hasn’t been appointed.  There have been so many delaying tactics – and for why?  I am getting very close to joining the dots, but am a little concerned that they may have noticed that I am applying myself to the situation.  Well, yes, I have the extra lock and bolts on my door and I do make sure that nobody comes in unless I specifically invite them.

I hope you’ve managed to find out that information I asked you about just before Christmas.  I think I need to invite Teddy here in the next few days and ask for her advice.  Do you agree? 

No, I know that I must be careful although I’m sure that I will be quite safe here.  Georgie and Billy are only across the corridor and although I haven’t wanted to burden Georgie too much, she has an inkling of what is going on.  She pops across every day to check that I am OK and asks if I need any shopping.  Yes, it’s very kind of her.  Giselle has also been round a couple of times and brought me some mince pies and little tarts.  They were delicious.  I’ve also had several short conversations with Mrs. M who is thoroughly enjoying herself in Scotland with Bertie and his wife.   I’ve suggested that she stays there for another couple of weeks, as I don’t want to be concerned about her too.

I’m going to go now my dear, as my throat is still rather sore and if I talk for too long I start coughing, and find it difficult to stop.  Have a lovely evening – I know you aren’t going out, although I did say that I’d babysit for you.  I wish you all a Happy New Year, and will speak again soon.  As Always –

With Love – Jan  xx

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I'm retired, disabled and after sudden death of wonderful husband, have moved closer to my son, daughter-in-law and baby, Charlie. I live in sheltered housing at the bottom end of the scale called Independent Living. I had been in an online Knit and Natter group for a couple of years before Ian died and the members of the group were and still are a wonderful support to me. Since moving here I have now got my own little Facebook group where the members are now my friends and extended family. It was suggested that I write a blog - so here we are!!

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  1. Again you have tickled our interest without much new information. You must watch out or you may end up on the naughty step! Truthfully I love the suspense, it keeps us anxious for more! Although now I am more concerned for your safety and hope that Teddy can offer some useful advice or some clues as to what is afoot.


    1. Karen, it’s good to hear from you – ah, you’ve spotted that I’ve managed to write a reasonable amount without actually saying much! That takes talent, my dear (and if you believe that, you’ll believe anything). Having said that, I must make sure that my door is safely bolted at night. Happy New Year. xx


  2. Hi there Jan, glad to hear from you. I’m sorry that your bug is still hanging around. It’s time you showed it the door.
    As to he situation with the unfinished work and lack of new manager, do you think that they’re trying to engineer the place being closed down? That would free up what is probably a prime building site. I hope I’m wrong. What would you all do???
    Please let us know as soon as you can.x


    1. It’s nice to hear from you Frances. I had thought that it was just incompetence but I am certain it goes beyond that. I just need to find out more before I can say anything. xx


  3. Well Jan, as Karen said you have written a reasonable amount without actually telling us much. What next have you got up your sleeve? I am concerned about the lack of supervision over the security, lighting and also the non-appointment of a Manager. Does the building have to be inspected regularly. Surely it wouldn’t pass if there are half finished jobs and no overall Manager. You are obviously concerned Jan – make sure that your door is well and truly locked and bolted every night. Anxious for the next instalment now.


    1. Hi Maggie – yes, I am becoming an expert in the art of waffle! I’m not sure whether that’s a positive or not! There are many things which begger belief here, and I mean to find out more. Yes, I’m keeping myself safe and secure now. xx


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