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A few days ago, I received notification that the care home my father has been residing in for the last five years is to close on Oct 1st. Apparently, the accommodation, facilities and resources have fallen below the presentday standard and there isn't enough money in the kitty to alter the units and to hire and train more staff. After looking at various alternatives, the company that owns the building and provides the care for the elderly residents has decided to close it and tear it down. This means that in addition to having to find myself a new job, I also have to find my father and his cat a new place to live before the summer is out.

Mick's run away from home again this week, and my sister is frantic with worry, and not a little bit angry with him for leaving her in the lurch as far as the picking up of his little brother from school is concerned. I don't know; Mick will be 20 years old soon -- perhaps it's time he let go of her apron strings. We hear he's made his way to Utrecht, and has crashed with a mate of his there. I'm sure he'll come back once his savings or his welcome's run out, whichever comes first.

And I was pleased as Punch to see Jodie win the role of Nancy in this year's West End musical competition, although I do worry for her that the producer so obviously wanted Jessie for the part.

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diachrony
Jun. 1st, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
No pressure, indeed!

Sending good thoughts for dealing with everything! I hope you find a good place for your father quickly, and a fantastic new job. Mick, eh ... he'd better learn to take care of himself!
gamiila
Jun. 2nd, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the good thoughts!
curiouswombat
Jun. 2nd, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
Meep! It does look as if you are going to have a very busy summer - I hope both the job-hunt and the rehoming of father and cat go more easily than you could ever hope for!
gamiila
Jun. 2nd, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks. There's a meeting been convened for tomorrow, when we hope to hear how their present home can help in the rehoming of the residents.
tori_x
Jun. 2nd, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
That's rubbish, things always to seem to come in threes don't they.

Maybe this is Mick trying to let go of the apron strings :)

I was also really glad that Jodie won! Cameron really should have kept himself more impartial after the voting closed. I loved that Lee liked Jodie the best he has such good taste with the exception of his girlfriend ;)
gamiila
Jun. 2nd, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
I was also really glad that Jodie won!

I believe she'll make a marvelous Nancy. I so wanted her to win; she had my vote from the moment I first saw her in the try-outs. Something in her personality was so right for the part, I thought.

I also really liked Lee backing her; she needed that endorsement as she only really had John and to a lesser extent, Denise in her corner. Cameron...my word, how ungracious he was in defeat! "I am thrilled for Jodie"...but the fact is, Jessie might have claimed she was ready, but the British public and I saw that she was not. She has a beautiful voice, but there never was much emotional depth, and although I liked her in the beginning, after 12 weeks I was getting seriously bored with her mannerisms, her thick Oirish accent, and her crooked smile. Whereas Jodie has kept me entertained right the way through.
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