I finally got some decent sleep. I think all the lack of sleep must have finally caught up with me or something. I got a little over six hours sleep Friday evening (I can't really say night, because the sleep ended around midnight, so it was more evening than night) and I managed to get about 7 hours in last night (now that one actually was during the night). I haven't slept that well in ages! And it's very unusual for it to be two nights in a row! Like I said, I think the lack of sleep finally caught up with me or something.
That leak coming down the wall near the back door is back. Only it's worse this time, because it's happening in a couple of places along the area near the window. Judging by the fact that it was the only thing on, and the issue stopped when it was turned off, we're thinking it's got something to do with the pipes from upstairs' heating. When he puts his heating on, it rains in our kitchen. When he keeps it off, it doesn't. We called the council's maintenance people... They said they had enough jobs to worry about this weekend, so we should call back Monday (bearing in mind this was Saturday). I'm not impressed with that attitude. If they'd said something like, "we have a lot of jobs to get to, so we might not manage to get to you today," then I could deal with that. But they practically told us they didn't care because it wasn't a desperately urgent, life or death type situation. They're lucky it was Kelly talking to them and not me, because I definately wouldn't have been as polite to them as he was about it. And if they don't come tomorrow, then I will make sure it's me who talks to them, and I'll be telling them exactly what I think about their attitudes towards repairs, and the fact that they obviously didn't get the work done very well back in the Summer if so many repairs are needing to be done already. It's ridiculous! They claimed everything other than painting work was done completely and properly when they came in July and August. Well, it couldn't have been, could it? I mean, this is the third time we've had to call them out on a similar type of issue. Don't they realise that if they did their jobs properly to start with it would be better all round? We wouldn't have it raining in our kitchen, and they wouldn't have us phoning them all the time.
On a similar topic, there's still no sign of the other workmen - the ones who needed the scaffolding up - coming back to do any work. We had some dry, though admittedly kind of cold, days last week, yet they didn't come and do the work. This is getting beyond a joke! It takes them about six months to come back and get the scaffolding back up, then they don't even come and do the work! I'm telling you, I'm really getting sick of it!
I wish I was a squirrel! Why? Because then I could be curled up asleep right now, and not have to be dealing with things like leaks and scaffolding!