OK well maybe not. But I need to hoover for a clean hoose. And there’s a mountain of washing to do, windaes tae wash, and a whole lot of other stuff that will not wait until the glorious day that Scotland strides confidently into the world and retakes her place amongst independent nations. You can’t become independent with a manky hoose, or Sweden and Germany will be standing on the street corner tutting “Would you look at the state o thae net curtains.”
Meanwhile Paypal has decided that I’m possibly an international money launderer, so I need to sort that out too. It’s because the Paypal account is now receiving donations, and apparently if you receive more than £1900 within a month you need to verify the bank account – again. Or something. The Paypal person I spoke to on the phone assures me it’s easy to sort out, but it means a bit more paperwork.
But while we’re on the subject of fundraisers, Andy and I would like to thank everyone who has made a donation. Once the fundraising period is over I will be contacting individually everyone who has donated to send them our personal thanks. I’ve now carefully looked over our finances, and the sale of the house in Spain looks like it’s going to leave us around £10000 short of the amount we need to buy this wee flat. So all the money from the fundraiser will have to go to make up the shortfall and we should just about squeeze home and dry. Your kindness and generosity has assured us with a roof over our heads, and words alone cannot express our gratitude. Once we’ve bought this place, we’ll no longer be paying rent, and that will free up several hundred a month which we can use for Andy’s extra care needs. This is making an enormous difference to us.
So no blog post today – other than this one – and I’m going to put my feet up tonight and watch some sci-fi.
Normal ranting service will be resumed tomorrow.