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