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Thursday, 3 May 2007

Can you believe this........



You will remember our local council sent us a letter about recycling recently, which prompted me to buy a wormery. By the way have you all ordered a wormery? I ask because mine should have taken five days to arrive so should have been delivered by now, but when I checked on the website today there's a notice on there saying

*NB* We are currently experiencing delivery delays of upto 10 days due to recent positive publicity of our website and the benefits of a Wormery. Stock is still plentiful and we're currently training more staff in our warehouse to ease the current delays. We expect to be back to our normally higher service levels within the next 2 weeks. We much prefer to be up front and honest about these delays - and thank customers for their patience.

Now that definitely wasn't on there when I ordered mine last Sunday! Do you think I should let them know I have been pimping their website?

Anyway I digress. We have received another letter from said council which stated that they in conjunction with the Gas Board are offering FREE yes FREE cavity wall and loft insulation! Ah, too good to be true I hear you saying. Well actually it's true! The man came yesterday to check that we hadn't already got it, which we knew we hadn't, so they said we can have it! The nice man also told us that the cost would normally be about £1200 per house, but he gave us a reciept saying that the cost to us is nil. They are coming tomorrow to do the wall insulation and will come at a later date to do the loft, this is dependent on when MWM clears out the loft. Therein lies another tale!

Apparently it's something to do with the European Union or somesuch giving a huge grant to local councils to use for energy saving purposes and of course the first houses they spent the money on were council houses. However, they have quite a substantial sum left so are now offering to do the same for private houses in the area until the money is used up. How good is that? It's not very often you get something for nothing is it?
My knee
Thursday 3rd May
Two steps forward and only one back today.

17 comments:

la bellina mammina said...

Grab the free stuff! lol Still waiting to hear about the wormery from your last post - they should give you a commission just for blogging about them.

CG said...

Hope the wormery comes soon!!! You should get commission LOL.

Great news about the insulation.

Queenie said...

Lucky you, when they did our area, we had to pay so much. The loft installation has made a big difference

Akelamalu said...

la bellina mammina
Oh I'll be doing a post about the wormery as soon as it arrives!

Akelamalu said...

cg
I think I should get commission too!

Akelamalu said...

queenie
I know insulation makes a big difference. We intended having it done, I'm glad we didn't rush now it's free!!!!

Claire said...

Thats great news about the insulation! My folks forked out years ago on this weird spray foam stuff in our loft, but bills definitely went down with it.

Cant wait for wormery to arrive, let me know when it does and i will root out my ecology stiff and see what is best to put in it.

Akelamalu said...

claire
I have to be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow as they are coming at 8.30 a.m.!

Will post about the wormery as soon as it arrives.

Josh said...

That damned EU! Kidding...

Akelamalu said...

josh
(((smiles)))

Dave said...

Progress is progress and I am glad to hear that your knee is still mending.
Blessing to you

Cream said...

Watch out for anyone bearing free gifts!
I am sure they'll make up for it some other way...

Linda said...

I wish that they would do something similar around here but the best our Utility Company gave us was a whooping 3% reduction in our electric bills. Oh big deal!!

Miss Understood said...

Wow. I'm still waiting to get a bloody recycling bin!

Bonnie Ann said...

free insulation? i'm flabergasted. what a deal. that would never happen here. amazing.

we really need to catch up about global warming over here. maybe with the next administration.

Akelamalu said...

dave
Thanksyou. Blessings to you too.

cream
Oh don't say that! I am always wary of freebies.

linda
Oh we have just had reductions in Gas and Electricity prices as well!!

miss u
We waited ages for our garden recycling bin. They ran out when they delivered next door and we had to wait another 12 months!!

bonnie ann
Yes, the Government here are big on global warming issues - it's about the only thing they're getting right!

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