This week, we had another delivery of heating oil. Our first one was about 10 days ago.
With the way things are concerning oil prices, we had to learn the hard way that at present we are at the mercy of the heating oil company concerning delivery so we had no choice but to order well in advance.
Surprisingly, they were able to deliver two days later compared to the last time when it took them close to three weeks.
We are £1000 poorer after both deliveries but at least we don’t have to worry about running out of heating oil. Instead we might end up worrying about heating oil theft of which there are plenty about at the moment. Thankfully our oil tank is fitted with an alarm and a lock.
In early December, I got a letter from our bank which is the Royal Bank of Scotland to say that they owe me a few hundred pounds in PPI Claim on a loan that we took almost 20 years ago.
Just this past week, I got another letter from the same bank saying that they owe me more money in another PPI claim. Really?? I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the letter. Another reminder that God is not only generous but that He knows our every needs!
Rural living is expensive as you have to have your oil tank topped up in addition to paying for electricity. It is for this reason that I think that the Church of England should give Rural Living Allowance to clergy who minister in Rural areas. I know for a fact that the Church of Scotland used to give out Island living allowance for clergy who ministered on Scottish Islands. I don’t know if they still do but I hope they do.
Anyway, we hope to use the PPI claim towards our Winter fuel expense as we need more oil top ups in the Winter months in order to keep warm. Oil is expensive and It doesn’t help that the minimum order for oil is 500 litres!!!!