May 19th, 2010

seventhseal chess

they want my soul...

At the school now, waiting for first pupil and brewing coffee; these days I'm bringing a travel kettle and some one-cup coffee filters to keep myself going after four hours' sleep. There is a small kitchen place downstairs but I have been made to feel that it is not for us, staff of the Grammar school (the premises are shared between the Grammar school and the local school of music).

Will have to phone First Utility; the mess with the gas/electricity bill continues. They installed a 'smart' meter perhaps two months ago; this is supposed to send them my usage details through 3G. I've just received another 'esitmate' bill, albeit a lower one than the previous, unfeasible ones. This is after I had a nasty letter from their 'account management' company saying that I had never paid for my gas, I owed them so many hundreds of pounds and would be 'de-energised' (where do these people find those euphemisms? Do they pay somebody to come up with these words?). I phoned them two weeks ago when I received the letter; they would look into the matter. Then I check my bill online and find that under my account the electricity bit is listed as 'Flat 10' (which is correct) and the gas is listed as 'Flat 17' (which isn't). Grr... this is going to be a bit of a mess to sort out. And it is their mess, all of their doing but it will have to be me having to waste time, energy and bits of my life sorting it out.

On the plus side, it is a sunny morning. I think it is a plus side, anyway. Good morning....