I'm trying not to think about the housing situation. As the credit crunch bites rents are rapidly rising. It is almost impossible to find properties for rent under £400 a month even in areas I'd be
Ironically earlier this year the council notified housing benefit recipients that they would receive less rent as apparently the properties had devalued. That was months before the banking problems. Perhaps they knew something, which would certainly be interesting considering the amount of money the same council had invested in Iceland.
I have a sneaking suspicion that one of the ways cash strapped local authorities may try and save money will be further reductions in housing benefit using the same 'devalued property' argument.
It's cold. Colder inside this house than it is outside much of the time. Unfortunately people with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome often have problems controlling their body temperature probably because of the secondary Raynaud's syndrome and/or the problems we tend to have with our autonomic nervous system. It doesn't really matter why, the end result is that it doesn't matter how many extra layers I pile on I can't keep myself warm unless the ambient temperature is high enough, and like everyone else at the moment the price of power means that is a scary prospect.
My mother was told she was in remission about two weeks ago which is great news. She hasn't exactly taken much notice of the warnings she's been given about how dangerous infection can be when your immune system isn't working properly though. I received a text on saturday asking me to go to the hospital as she had a massive infection and wasn't expected to make it through the night. She's now doing fine, but obviously it is a very stressful situation, even before the additional family complications.
On the positive side however there is the other, happy life so I'm going back to pretending all the difficult stuff isn't happening. With all that needs to be done I'm finding less time for blogging but I don't plan on going anywhere....