i took car into garage at 8.30,just small garage,not far from my best friend pam,so went round hers to wait,and have a coffee. brian had booked it in for me,as he said if i didnt get tracking sorted im going to ruin new tyres. mechanic said would be done by 11,took my mobile number and i walked to pams. hadnt been round hers long and phone rang,garage, bad news said he reason its cutting out tyres is steering ball joint gone. no wonder it's been rattling all this while. going to be done friday after xmas,but instead of a bill of about 30 quid it will be about £150. oh dear. really cant afford it,but it must be done. so,more bad luck. the really worrying thing is..............MOT was end october,passed,just advisory that tyres were worn,being scrubbed on inside,tracking prob.out. it should never have passed. and the mechanic who does my car,should have seen it was gone before he took it to be MOT'd. also,the drive shaft gaiter is missing a clip,again,its obvious it's been missing a long time,and again,that is an MOT fail. not happy.
anyway,at least i was home in good time,and ready for housing trust health and safety lady,and contractors manager to arrive. dead on time too. both inspected the work on bathroom door,looked at gap under door,and agreed with me. dangerous. further,it was pointed out that if anyone fell near the toilet,no one could get in,as door opened too close to toilet pan. i had told surveyor that.!!! contractor did try and tell me the gap was so door would open over toilet mat. yeah right lol. anyway,it's been decided we are going to have a concertina type folding door on it,so that will give lot more space inside bathroom. i am quite happy with that. also,going to tidy up wall,prepare it ready for me to paper,and paint the frame. also,going to replace the new fan in there,used to be a moisture sensor type,if steamy from shower,or damp atmosphere it started itself,also if light switched on,it came on automatically,and continued to run 5 mins.after switched off. when i had rewire few months ago (memory of which far far too painful to contemplate lol) it was replaces by a fan which only works if you pull its switch chord,goes off as soon as it is turned off,no sensor,and bloody useless. bathroom is already going black from mould. so thats good.
writng this at 1am, soon going to bed, had bad night last night,im getting a lot of pain, MS or whatever it is has flared up with a vengeance. must know im going to hospital. really will be glad to see the back of 2007. not been good year,in fact bloody awful. apart from meeting some lovely people on here thank you all you keep me sane. and one in particular. thanks,you know who you are. xxx take care all