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Finally! I've sorted out my ticket to this weekend's event at Hyde Park. When I rang last week, they advised to wait another couple of days and then ring back if said ticket still failed to materialise; but after that I never managed to get through to them again. This morning though, on my 7th try, I did just that. I can collect my ticket from the box office, which will open somewhere in or near Hyde Park (they don't know where yet), from an hour before the event kicks off. I envisage queues, crowds, and quite a bit of hassle, but at least I will get in before Depeche Mode come on stage (I hope).

Our apartment block's annual flat owners' meeting last night has given me a bit of a shock, inasmuch as I got to find out that there's nowhere near enough money in the kitty for us to go ahead with the planned maintenance this year. We've now postponed it to next spring, when it simply has to be done, but the question remains: where am I going to find the money I'm now having to pay extra into it? An additional worry is that the company that up until beginning of this month did our administration has decided we no longer fit their profile, and have ceased and desisted all activity on our behalf as per June 6th. On top of that, our present legal construct is apparently such a shambles that we're best advised to go back to the drawing board and start again, but this is likely to bring even more of a financial burden with it.

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bogwitch
Jun. 20th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
I got an email from Ticketmaster today that had this on it:

'Additional Information:
All collections will be available from 12pm at the box office opposite the band stand.'

Do you know how/when you're getting here Sat?
gamiila
Jun. 20th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Well, I thought I was going to be arriving in the afternoon, but lucky I checked: seems I touch down at Gatwick 24 Jun 09:20...

...and then I thought I'd make my way to Finchley, and thence to Hemel, but I was going to e-mail you about it because I suppose I could do with some directions...;-)
bogwitch
Jun. 20th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Blimey.

I'd just go to Euston and get the train straight to Hemel. I can pick you up at the Station. I only go to Finchley because it has a reliably large car park and is just off the motorway! :D

I'll have to think of some entertainments...
gamiila
Jun. 20th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Hee! If you check your inbox, that is just what I've found googling Hemel: quickest way to get there seems to be by Silverlink train (N'hampton line) every 20 mins or so from London Euston. Which is what I'll do. Thanks for coming to pick me up from the station, that's brill!

Now, I imagine you'll have things to do in order to prepare for my arrival, so shall we aim for some time around mid-afternoon? And we'll have to exchange numbers again, of course (though my phone has been playing up lately...I need a to get me a new one soon).
bogwitch
Jun. 20th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
I'm working on my reply!

>>Now, I imagine you'll have things to do in order to prepare for my arrival

::snort:: You have no idea! My parents panicked and have done up the bathroom (I painted a wall)!
gamiila
Jun. 20th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
Really? That's...fantastic. I hope you're pleased with the result...what colour did you paint it? Don't tell me, I'll find out when I get there, and I will be suitably impressed, I promise! ;-)

Unbelievable. I'm only going to be there a few hours...you really didn't have to go to all that trouble - but it is appreciated!
bogwitch
Jun. 20th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
Well, it's better than it was. The new secret colour, doesn't match the tiles very well though.

>>you really didn't have to go to all that trouble

That's my mother all over. However, it did badly need doing, there was a hole in the floor!
curiouswombat
Jun. 20th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
My Mum used to live in a block with a maintenance thing like yours - and it could be awful if something needed doing that was going to cost a lot, as she was only working part-time, and didn't always have enough to pay it without panicking.

Enjoy the gig - both you and bogwitch.
gamiila
Jun. 20th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
it could be awful if something needed doing that was going to cost a lot

The thing is, I've never learnt to be grown-up about money...Last year, my proposal to up our monthly contribution to something a bit more realistic was voted down, and I knew I was going to have a hard time squirreling money away because I just don't have the willpower...whatever I make, I spend ::sigh:: I just about have the funds now, but it would clean out my savings account completely and the thought of that depresses me.

I don't think there's anything for it -- I'll have to take out a loan...but I don't like to. At least, under Dutch fiscal law, the interest on such a loan would be tax deductable.
enigmaticblues
Jun. 20th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
*hugs* That's too bad about the extra money. Those extra expenses are always nasty shocks.
gamiila
Jun. 21st, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Don't I know it! I just found another demand from the Inland Revenue in my letterbox. Honestly, it's a laugh a minute here. :(
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