In 2 weeks time we have the first appointment with our allocated social worker and on the phone she told us that one of the first appointments after that would be to look at health and safety issues at home. this could be a traumatic process. Our house is 300 years old with a 140 year old extension. We moved in 2 years ago knowing that there would be ongoing restoration and renovation needed but nothing urgent. The first room we tackled was the bathroom (Top right as it was, top left as it is now). Started in January and still not quite finished. Just some painting, a shelf and a mirror to go up and a blind for the window, oh, and the suffolk latch for the door - the old one crumbled when the door was stripped and I am having trouble finding one the right size to fit. So that is our first H&S issue - no lock on the bathroom door.
Next is all the steps as the house is on different levels, and the doors that fit the frames sometimes in the year but not in others. Various bits of rewiring to do that can't be done until we lift floorboards etc, which we won't do until we are ready to treat the woodworm; rotten window frames that can't be replaced without listed buildings consent which still hasn't come through. Oh And I must remember to unplug the dishwasher before every visit as it is currently plugged into an extension block which sits on the worktop next to the sink because we can't get at the original plug point for the old one unless we rip out and put back the worktop.... I could go on. Our H&S check will be very interesting!!!
Other stuff: wrenched my back yesterday so having a miserable day today; weight stayed the same this week so not too disastrous. One of the chickens is laying soft shelled eggs so need to increase grit in diet. Flip has a cold so that means I will have one just in time for induction week next week - my busiest week of the year:( But sis is coming to stay Friday night so an excuse to buy in a few bottles of red....:)