They say things get worse before they get better.
The car nearly reached 300,000 miles, now it will be cheaper to get a new engine than to replace the head gasket and have the head skimmed.
The washing machine is not working- probably the bushes (again, a known fault) but I can't afford £85 for the callout fee.
The Carpenter still isn't getting enough work to pay the mortgage, and any benefits are slow in coming. The System makes no allowance if being dyslexic makes dealing with it difficult.
Any work on the house, however necessary, has just had to be suspended, we have got as far as possible on our own.
I am selling some pots, I have been accepted into the Black Mountains Craft Circle, one exhibition submission made and Etsy shop launched.
Next exhibition submissoion is due in at the end of this week.
Getting there....so near...!!