Widow happy after wall repair

Joy French poses next to the wall and window, which have undergone repairs after a 4WD vehicle reversed through it.
Joy French poses next to the wall and window, which have undergone repairs after a 4WD vehicle reversed through it.

Mrs French, an 88-year-old widow from Warnbro, had to live with a gaping hole in the front of her Housing Authority-owned unit for more than five weeks.

As of Wednesday, the hole had been mostly repaired, with just the exterior brickwork needing to be rebuilt.

Last week, the Courier reported Mrs French�s ordeal in getting repair work done to the unit after a neighbour accidentally reversed a 4WD vehicle through her bedroom wall.

Daily calls to the Housing Authority, which owns the unit, went unanswered and no repairs had been undertaken on the property in five weeks.

After the Courier contacted the Housing Authority, repair work began in earnest and a new window was installed the following day.

Despite the nearly six-week ordeal, Mrs French was happy to let bygones be bygones and harboured no ill feelings toward the Housing Authority.

�I�m happy with the world and not nearly as cold anymore,� she said.

�I have no ill feelings, what�s done is done and what good will come of (being resentful)?

�It�ll soon be done. I�ve been told Friday (today) and I hope I can move back into my bedroom on the weekend.

�I�m nearly back to normality.�