In an effort to reduce my outgoings I decided to ring around to the various companies that we use and ask if they could reduce my payments.
On ringing the water people I as told that the water is charged on how many bedrooms you have in your home.
We have three bedrooms but there are only the two of us here now and so two are used as craft room and spare.
We do not own a washing machine (daughter takes the big stuff and I do the rest in the sink)
We do not own a dishwasher and do not take showers every day.
Our use of water is minimal
We cannot have a meter as we are in a converted house and the water board are unable to fit one.
So my question it, how can the amount of bedrooms equate with our water usage?
Try as I may to get the man on the end of the phone to accept how stupid this is it fell on Stoney ground and he wouldn't budge.
So I must continue to pay as though there were at least a couple more people living here using the water even if there isn't.
At least Virgin Media were more accommodating, they reduced my bill considerably, so if you are with them for your internet and tv, give them a call.
On the pussy cat front, I can't tell you how much I miss my darling Rupert, several times Rowan (fluffy like Rupert was) has passed by and I thought it was him.
I shall get over it eventually but have never been so upset over losing a cat.