bubble wrap and boxes
phone calls to make
forms to complete
I’m finding it all a bit daunting.
Having been admonished by eldest son to ‘Ask for help Mother’
I have done so but in one quarter have been left feeling like ‘The little red hen’
in Scholastic Early Readers!!!
Ok I know Christmas is on the horizon and they have their own lives to live.
Get on with it girl!!
The reason for all this activity??
Having thought about it for months I finally decided Sheltered Housing was for me.
I knew there was a good place not too far away so booked a visit and was shown round.
There were Studio flats and one and two bed apartments and so beautifully appointed.
The Ethos of the house was welcoming and homely. I took home an application form and completed it that evening. After a month or so I was offered a 2 bed apartment which had become available and quickly took it up and paid my first month’s rent in advance. (they are like gold dust)
At the end of November it seemed great but I had overlooked the fact that Christmas was on the horizon.
Another hazard to contend with was the extreme cold weather and Postal strikes which held up important mail. lists of organisations to notify of a change of address or finish membership and cancel direct debits.
so frustrating too was the fact that if you actually got through when you rang you were given a message or directed to www………..where you found there wasn’t a link for your query!!!
but on I went, booking removers ,hiring an Estate agent, making appointments with Photographers…….and starting to pack!!
My conservatory is now full of boxes!!!but there still seems much to do..The house doesn’t go on the market until Boxing Day and my move is booked for Jan7th………..don’t worry says my daughter there’s plenty of time to sort things after New Year’s day (she and her family seem to be entertaining and partying until then!)
To be fair she has taken me shopping for furniture when she has been free to do so. Three days a week she is Child minder and Nanny to her two grandchildren and most weekends she and her husband are away visiting family and friends.
I just feel I need to have someone around….Missing my poor John so much. He is well and seems happy and he is well cared for but does not know me now.
Sitting with a small glass of Croft Sherry listening to a beautiful Concert on Classic FM