First up thank you everyone for the best wishes yesterday, today is a new day well now it is a new afternoon but still you get what I mean.
I started the day watching my granddaughters Sydney-May & Summer while their mum went to work for a couple of hours, as soon as Kathy-Lee picked up the girls I left to go with mum to her 6 week post opp check up, all is good she doesn't need to go back and see the specialist.
My sweetheart (niece) Kelli is now over at her sister Heather's place for how long I do not know but she should take it one day at a time.
Which brings me to the topic of today's post, housing, or more to the point finding a place to live. It is no longer an easy thing to do, Kelli, Jono & boys have been looking for a place for months at this stage Jono & Blain are staying with Jono's mum and Kelli has been couch hoping, by that I mean she has been going from one place to the next staying only a night or two at each place.
On Saturday her plans for the night fell through and she didn't know what she was going to do, so I gave her a hug and told her that her and Daemon could come here, this took a bit of convincing since I had both Blain & Leo as well and she felt that I wouldn't have room I told her it would be fine and it was. Tim & I were prepared to have her here for a few days but yesterday Heather said she could go there, so that is what she has done.
Another one who is unable to find a place is my sister Sue and like Kelli & Jono she has been looking and applying but keeps getting knocked back. It is not easy when one does not have a job and only has a Centrelink payment, even though you can now have your rent paid via Centrepay which means they take the rent out of your money before you get it that way you will not fall behind.
However when one can only afford to pay no more the $190 in Sue's case and around $280 in Kelli & Jono's case, it is really hard there is just not that many places around in their price range.
Of course before you can rent a place you have to have bond money which is 4 weeks rent and you need to have 2 weeks in advance so before you can move in you have to have 6 weeks rent which is not easy for many people either.
All the knock backs and getting over looked for a place is depressing for all involved and I feel for them, I don't my dad understands how hard it is to find a place as mum has said at times that he has made comments about Sue not trying hard enough. I think this is because he thinks there is heaps of cheap places around and you just have to apply and you will get it but it is not the case any more.
I should mention that Sue is living with mum and dad and has been for a number of months now, at 43 she didn't think she would be living with her parents again.