A few months back i mentioned i was selling my very large 3 bed house, and had a choice of a park home and the doctor had put me on the council need list as having an urgent health care need for a sheltered.
well the house sold then the sale fell through, so i took it off the market and had a break.
House went back up sold it in hours, 2 months down the line guess what the beginning of the chain is crashing.
In the meantime i bid for a sheltered flat. its small but where it is, well its perfect. there is an outside area which i can make a little bit into a sitting out area and the view is of a lovely park for kids, and above and a bit beyond is the railway trains going into our local station. FOR me ideal i love trains. its virtually a similar outlook to where i am now. The home has online care line so i can get rid of mine save me 10.00, and a lovely big lounge and they do all kinds of things. it reminded me of the programme waiting for god lol.
I didnt think i had a chance as i was 8 on the list, but surprisingly had a phone call and was offered it. Well its tiny but perfect. has a brand new kitchen, and wet room installed. the bedroom is big enough for my king nothing much else lol, and a small sitting room with patio doors leading outside.In the sitting room is the biggest cupboard i have ever seen with hanging rails you could sleep in there lol. Also a large airing cupboard in the hallway.
I can take my pets. I have taken it, but now in a huge panic as the sale is stalling and i was relying on it selling to put flooring down in the flat, and i have to not only pay my rent but i am also having to pay partly for my care worker and that is a lot of money.
I am going to see if the department for direct payments will reassess me again as now i have a rent to pay before i didnt. If not i may have to stop having my care worker. I suppose the area is so much smaller and being in sheltered i will have people around me but its hard, as she has been with me 2 years.
I spent 2 nights worrying maybe i should refuse the flat now and wait until the house is sold properly, then i think but there might not be anything then to move into. i have to sign and get the keys on friday.
HELP, my head is all over the place. I still have a little savings not much. I shall give myself a nervous breakdown at this rate. I am very savvy over money and hate debt. never being in it.
I can do it, but it will leave me little to live on. the flat rent though does include heating, and the use of the laundry so dont need my washing machine.
I know my outgoings will be lower but i am still quaking in my shoes lol.
I have already stripped back possessions. Its been hard doing it on my own but i have done it.
Now i need help as i am having a huge crisis of confidence.
thanks rosie. xxxx oh and merry xmas. I shall move in officially on 5th and the new flooring is going in on the 2nd i had to cash in from a credit card gulp never used it before.