"It's all happening today. Another Covid Reality for me is that because of Ragnar's vet bill, I was unable to pay my car insurance & internet payments when they fell due this week. I've had £2.51 in my bank account since Monday. Now the car insurance payment - they always try again in 7 days - by the time that comes round, I will have the money, so I'm not worried about that. As for the internet bill, they don't reapply for the direct debit & start to restrict your service. If you don't pay in the specified timeframe, they restrict service even further & then charge you an extra administration fee on top. Never was the Labour Party pledge of free broadband internet for everyone before the last General Election ever more pertinent. Poverty is relative to the country, culture & time period we live in. Access to to the internet is now a necessity, not a luxury. For something that was designed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee & designed to be free at that, it's disheartening that companies can control access. Thank fully, I've received my child tax credit today. Anyhow. I'm all up to date with what I owe, so normality is restored - for now. But obviously, I'm still trying to make up the shortfall from the vet bill. It's all consuming & never ending. Ho hum.

PS. Ragnar is recovering well, the little rascal - but he needs to go back for a check up in a month "

Meg T
Nov 20, 2020

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