Posted: 04/11/2012 at 13:43
Well I think we're getting there. Daughter & me being much more ruthless than OH. I have just put some of his Mum's personal things he had into a tin. I wouldnt touch those.
It's very difficult clearing out someones' house when they are still alive. I almost felt it was worse than if Dad had actually gone. I felt so guilty.
I still have a bag of my Mum's things under the spare bed. I couldnt do it all those yrs ago, nor when we cleared their house in'11 & know it'll be very difficult even now.
Daughter has just shamed me by cleaning the inside of the door of the ex-airing cupboard. Boy does it look better! Wont need to repaint it now!
Have also consigned a weeping fig houseplant, varigated version, into the unheated greenhouse! Cruel yes, as it wont survive, but it's too big, drops leaves everywhere wherever it lives & I've not got a larger pot for it next yr. It was about 50p I think from the sell-off rack at Homebase many yrs back. I need to rescue the polished stones that are deorating (!) the top of the compost, but then into the compost bin in the sky......
Re that firework accident- not too far away from us. Police etc all trying to track down the source of them. They've found another not too far way I think. J.