Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Downsizing the MIL (2)

Easter weekend was spent in Scotland helping May move into sheltered accommodation. The removal men arrived Good Friday at about 10:30, packed up the contents of the living room and main bedroom, and drove round the block to May's new home which is literally less than 200 yards by the direct walking route. Mary and sister Sandra unpacked while I flattened boxes and wrapping paper although with three of them unwrapping it was hard to keep up. By 6 o'clock the place was habitable.

Then Saturday and Sunday my other contribution was DIY: turning the fridge and freezer doors, installing a self-assembly bathroom cabinet plus accoutrements, changing a light fitting, sealing round the kitchen work surface and banging in a large number of picture hooks. Meanwhile Mary was sorting out everything else: more unpacking, arranging the contents of the cupboards, deciding what should go to the dump and generally organising. Between her and Sandra, May didn't stand a chance!

Sunday afternoon our work there was done so it was back to Sandra and George's to babysit while they went to see Pink at the S.E.C. Then home the next day for a quiet evening to relax.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You didn't manage Dean Castle this visit. Glad May's 'flit' went well.