Monday 27th July 1981
Midland Damp Proofing Treatment
I can’t wait for this job to be finished. I got back to Pritchatts Road around 12 and decided to do some leafleting this afternoon. We are targeting the terraced streets of Kings Heath and Selly Oak. I have to hope that one in a thousand take up the offer of a new damp course as the solution to their Edwardian house damp problems. I have no idea if what I am offering is any good but they are paying me 1p per leaflet posted for the rest of this week. I reckon I can get around 5000 delivered by Friday. On Wednesday I am helping on one successful job in Selly Oak. We have to lift the floor boards and work from the inside on the new damp course. I have no idea how that works either and to be honest, I don’t particularly care, as long as it is legal and I get paid. The money will pay for the tickets to the test match on Friday. Studs and Mas are coming up to watch the second day of the test at Edgbaston. Studs is bringing a copy of the Thornbury Gazette. It will have a report on the game last Saturday. I know what it says because we wrote the report, but it is good to see it in print.
Went for a pint in the Plough in Harborne. Got back to find the post had details of possible accommodation in Milton Keynes. I will leave this to next week and go up to check them out in person. The job offer recommends getting somewhere to live in Bletchley and there are schemes to provide key workers accommodation. I will need to check what that means with the council.
No one left in the rooms. Will need to move out by the end of the week after, by the 8th of August.