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Talk about false economy!

I purchased, one and a half years ago, a second-hand fridge freezer for €100 plus delivery. It died, and my poor lodgers have been without a fridge-freezer in this heat.

I feel for them, especially as they were returning guests. However they were very understanding, and as my caretaker had lost his wife and so of course couldn’t concentrate 100% on them I have offered that they don’t have to pay for the utilities during their stay. I feel that’s the least I can do to show some goodwill. My caretaker has now replaced the fridge-freezer with a brand new one. Many thanks to him.

I have had and still have a great season, thanks to Novasol, my letting agent. It has been the best move I have made toward renting out the flat. This year it has been rented out all of June, July and August bar 1 week. And it’s even occupied for 3 weeks in November. Not at all bad, at least it is now paying for itself.

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Living without a lift

As you my know my flat is on the second floor and the garage is under level. Now this makes 32 steps to where the lift is, then 3 flights of stairs  (consisting of  3, 9, 3 flights plus 10 steps to next flight) and a final 24 steps to the flat. It is therefore not a surprise that I carry a small chair, to rest and catch my breath on each landing.

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I will be so fit or so exhausted at the end of my holiday.  I hope the lift is mended soon.