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First, apologies for this being a slightly shorter issue than normal and also that its arrival in your inbox is a day later than expected. As it’s only the second time in 944 broadcasts that we’ve missed our deadline, I’m hoping we’re forgiven.
The first delay was caused by the aftermath of a hurricane which caused flooding at the premises of our old US-based server; this time it was because my elderly mother, for whom I care, had quite a serious dementia blip this week, which involved lengthy paramedics visits and conversations with numerous healthcare professionals. The emergency round-the-clock care from me just happened to overlap my father-in-law’s funeral, so as you might imagine, it’s been quite a week!
To say I’m tired is a massive understatement so I’ll have to keep this short. I’d promised to report back on my first ever scheduled visit to the civic amenity tip - brought in by my local council along with many others - to avoid hour-long queues. While walking the dog before the new booking system came in, we noticed that there weren’t any queues whatsoever at the tip (possibly because everyone else had, like us, booked visits rather than waste time queueing?) We cancelled our booked slot and emptied my overflowing car there and then, and were delighted that everything went smoothly. I have to commend Epsom & Ewell Council’s Suez Surrey for organising things so well and for being so on-the-ball and helpful (which we hadn’t expected because of Covid-related restrictions). Long may the calm continue!
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12th November 2020