I started the week feeling ill. I've had a really bad cough since my Dad died, yes I know I should get to the Dr's and get it checked out, even the paramedics who came out to Mum the other week commented on how bad it was. I was actually physically sick on Sunday from coughing. I've got a load of stuff I want/need to do and no motivation to do it.
Last week I reported I thought the tenant in the upstairs flat had moved out as per his notice, sadly this isn't the case and I returned home on Sunday to loud music, raised voices and doors slamming.
Although I've been posting over the summer, I've not been scrolling through my social media pages like normal and on Monday I spent some time catching up with a few people to see what they'd been up to. I noticed an online friend hadn't posted for a while, so I phoned a mutual friend to find out if she knew why Sara was being so quiet recently. I also messaged Sara's daughter at 6.45pm to ask if all was OK. I'm not friends with her daughter online but it was odd for Sara not to be online for 2 weeks. At 10pm her daughter messaged me back to say that sadly her mother had died at 9pm that evening.
274 Sunday Travel. Outside Cheltenham Spa Train Station
2 loads of washing done, coffee, a food shop and more tidying of the flat. Just how much tidying does a 1 bed flat need? An awful lot when you're hardly in it and it is filling up with things to store ready for selling or for when the teen finally gets a home of his own. Cooked lunch at Mum's visited ex MIL, child 1 and with child 5 took 5a off to Cheltenham for her Mum to collect her at 6pm, getting back to the flat at 8pm falling into bed.
275 Monday Home. Fairy Door in Monmouth
Neighbour home at 1am, lots of noise, shouting and doors banging for 20 mins, kept me awake, repeat performance at 6.45am as various people left the flat. Or maybe just him, who knows. Started to pack up Dad's stamp collection and child 2s stuff for storage, ready for Mum to move. Drove the record collection to Newport to my Nephew who is acting as custodian of it for the family.
276 Tuesday Flower. Embarrassing my son using my shopping trolley in town
A van arrived to collect most of the tenants belongings. Collected the teen from Mums and moved him back into the flat to prepare him for his interview next week, ready for leaving 'home' again. Received some upsetting news in the evening, when I realised an online friend hadn't posted for a while. I contacted her daughter out of concern and was told she died 2 hours after I sent my message of concern. I was heart broken.
277 Wednesday Black and White. Benson
Spent the day with my friend, walking her dog and lunch in the pub. It would appear the tenant has finally moved out, his landlord asked the property management company to contact me to ask if I would appear in court as a witness to enable him to recover costs for repairs to the communal door for damage done in July. My response 'take the matter up with the police as I informed you of in July, that it was your duty to press charges for criminal damage, not mine, I just reported the incident' I have NO idea what's going on, Tenant returned to property with a couple of people at 10pm making A LOT of noise, this situation is ridiculous now.
278 Thursday Power. Changing light fittings for Mum
Finished packing Dad's stamp collection, will collect it next week for storage. Mum's offer on a 2 bed flat was accepted, solicitors informed and auction house contacted to make arrangements for collection of the last of Dad's stuff. Got ready for a flea and collectors fair on Sunday with my friend, she's trying to sell stuff from her Mum's after her death in January and I've selected a few bits and pieces of Dad's to sell also.
279 Friday Child. Shattered after a day being a good daughter to someone else's Mum
Nanny Glen's moving Day. Moving my friends Mum from Gloucester to Tenbury Wells. Packers have been organised, I'm just moving Nanny Glen herself, following the van, after waiting for her to say bye to the neighbours, lock up and hand the keys over. Sold a Panini football sticker album of Dad's on eBay for £201 from 1978 World Cup.
280 Saturday Food. Mum and I enjoying a cake before the rabble turn up
The plan was to sort Mum's paperwork ready for her move when I go back to Dubai, the reality was I helped her move pots and dig plants out the garden for my sister and niece who collected the pots and garden furniture (mum is moving into a 1st floor flat) I sorted through some stuff for auction, finished packing the last of Dad's study up and selected a few items to sell at a flea fair in Malvern on Sunday.
On the blog this week:
My Sunday Photo O is for October
TriumphantTales TweensTeensBeyond PoCoLo Things I wish I hadn't done as a parent
I am so sorry to hear about your friend passing. You are still getting so much done every single day I have no idea how you do it! Please do take a bit of time for yourself though! #365ReplyDelete
off back home this week for a holidayDelete
So sorry to hear about your friend. It must have been a real shock. How strange that you got in touch so close to the time she died.ReplyDelete
It sounds like another busy week of sorting your family out. I hope your cough clears up soon. Or maybe you should actually go to the doctor?!
dr planned for when i get home next week, hoping the nice weather in Dubai will helpDelete
Very sorry about your friend. Sounds like you really need to sort that cough out sooner rather than later. Glad your mum has found a suitable property.ReplyDelete
i'm so releived mum has found somewhere that i dont have to worry aboutDelete
Have you got that cough sorted yet?? I'm gutted for you about your friend, so very sad. Good news re your Mum's moving plans though #365ReplyDelete
cough will improve once i get back to dubai next week and some winter sun and i will visit the dr thereDelete
How sad to have lost a good friend.ReplyDelete
Hope you get chance to get to the GP before you go back to Dubai.
How lovely of you to help a friend to move, and that was a good price on the football album.
been a good and sad week all round, will visit the dr back in DubaiDelete
Sounds like a busy week....Hope your cough eases up soon and so sorry to hear about your friend.ReplyDelete
thank you, am back at the doctors now I'm home in Dubai on sundayDelete
Sorry to hear about the loss of you friend and you feel better soon X #pocoloReplyDelete