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Friday, 8 February 2013

Contented Sorted-ness!

A friend of ours is renting out a house in Aberdeenshire and I have said I would help her get it sorted. The house was left to them and being able to rent it out-after trying unsuccessfully to sell it- takes a load off their minds. They have been through so much recently that I just want to offer up any services I can to help them get back to real boring normal life.

This weekend I spent most of my time trawling through various shops attempting to buy a fire blanket of all things. I thought I would just be needed to splash a bit of colour on the walls. Once we had visited some shops and given up/got sufficiently bored we came home only to find that TH had found out exactly where to purchase a fire blanket online! I could have got down on my knees and thanked that site! It’s on the link if you have found yourself wondering the same thing!

Our friend wanted to have things in place so that the letting agency could get her the best people as the house would be totally up to scratch. I could also understand that she didn’t want to waste time or money letting them do these things for her. I’m sure by the time they’d have stuck in a few fire alarms and some basic safety features they would have charged an arm and a leg-we might as well do it for free.

We have lived in a couple of properties, all rented, and getting things as simple as a fire blanket actually do matter. Although maybe some of my earliest landlords (whilst I was a poor student) could have thought of this! I can tell you that I have stayed in all sorts of accommodation while finding my way in the world, and I would have loved to have had a home as lovely as the one my lovely kind friends want to get let out.

I feel like this will close a chapter for our friends and I can’t wait for them to tell me the house has got some tenants in it. It really is such a beautiful home, made all the more beautiful when you hear about children growing up in it etc, and I know that this couple just need a little while to have this house out of their immediate thoughts.

It’s just one of those things that are making me look more and more forward to Summer, of knowing that long warm days are in front of me, and I know that friends will be as thankful as me for the chance.


Elizabethd said...

How sensible to be concentrating on the important things like fire prevention. I hope they get a let very soon.

Sheila said...

Thank you, hopefully the new people in the house will think so too!
I have always been the person that rents so have never really thought about trying to get it let out.
I will pass on your kind good wishes, I really hope that it gets let and they can start thinking of all the nice things again.
x x x