Gerry is a very strange guy. He will go well out of his way to help just about anyone. Unfortunately, he appears to go out of his way even when he doesn't need to. Jane's mum has just on a week left before she has to leave hospital. Fran and Gerry were fortunate enough to reserve her a place at Mother Redcap's. This is a good home; Jane worked there.
As we live in Pat's second property, for nothing, it seemed only fair that I should pay for her keep at the home. Gerry has been titting about for the last 3 days trying to talk to her solicitors. This was all well and fine, but time was moving on and we needed to ensure she got the room that was free. When they said they'd hold the room, they didn't mean forever. In addition, I need to go back to work on Monday.
My first call was to the home itself. The Matron confirmed that Pat was being evaluated today and gave me the 'phone number of the woman I needed to speak to, to arrange the finance. She told me that she thought that there was some problem with the finance and didn't know if we were going to take the room. I arranged to call her after the evaluation had been done. Once Pat had been evaluated and accepted I could call in to sort the finance and sign the contract.
Jane and I visited Pat at 3:30 and then called in to finish the deal at 4 o'clock. By 5 o'clock we'd been talked through the contract and the arrangements. As I couldn't contact Gerry I had to take the direct debit mandate away with me. Although I am supplying the dosh, he will be running the account that the money will be coming from.
I finally caught up with Gerry at about 5:20. He'd been over to PC World because he was having trouble installing his cable modem and with printing. Gerry has had this new PC for nearly 3 months. He found out today that it is running Windows ME; he thought it was running XP. Enough said.
Time for bed.