Wednesday 3-point update →
1. The cats went to the vet today for their annual checkup and jabs. Both are fine, with no recurrence of Bailey's cancer. Bailey has gained a pound and Lucy has lost a pound. Bailey has also broken one of her fangs, but it isn't causing a problem. Her heart murmur is fine, and she doesn't wheeze or snore as much as she used to. Both cats are now sulking though.
2. The gas company just came to shut off my douchebag upstairs neighbour's gas for non-payment. He was trying to insist he'd paid but the woman said that she'd checked ten minutes before and the debt was still outstanding. She said that her brief was to get full payment, or permission to install a pre-payment meter (where you have to pay in advance and the payment goes partly towards the debt owed and the other part to pay for the gas you're still using) or otherwise they would cut the gas off.
I think some arrangement was reached because they left without any sounds of pipework being carried out. He's lucky he was home - because they had a warrant, the gas people also had a locksmith with them to gain entry, as they are entitled to do by law.
3. I need to have a massive clearout of junk so I have space for my decorating to be done - I need to move furniture round to keep rooms empty. So this weekend will be spent ruthlessly throwing away things I no longer need or wear, and moving my bed into the spare room.