Greg James| 11:13 UK time, Friday, 6 February 2009
Bad news readers. I have rising damp in my flat. As I type, there are workmen ripping up the cheap flooring in my flat because over the weeks, there has been damp crawling up the walls.
This is my bedroom wall:
Awful! So, they've realised that the water is leaking from somewhere and going under the floor which is why my flat has been smelling like a mouldy sponge for a few weeks. About half an hour ago, this was found underneath the floor:
The areas of black you can see are wet bits. And by wet, I mean soaking. This isn't the best news really. The only good thing is that it makes for interesting blog posts - but that isn't much consolation. The workmen are now sitting around scratching their heads not quite sure what to do next. I don't know what to do either. I'm sitting here in my room with the most disgusting wet dog smell wafting round the flat.
The floor has now been dug up. Oh dear:
Anyway, best not to dwell on these things. I think it's a good idea to get the hell out of here for the weekend so that's what I'll do - off to see my girlfriend which will be nice as I haven't seen her in about a month.
I don't have much luck with flats really. New listeners/readers won't be aware of this little episode from my previous place. It pales in comparison with the new problem.
Going back into Radio 1 this afternoon to interview Tim Vine - a very funny bloke - which I'm looking forward to a lot.
Got a message from Zoe Salmon (see, it wasn't an awkward meeting!) seeing if I could go along to watch Dancing On Ice this Sunday. Unfortunately I can't this week but will do next week - hopefully she's still in!
Have a good weekend, wrap up warm and if anyone has a spare room, please get in touch.
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