Blog: why weather, washers, flooring and legalities are upsetting my equilibrium…
I usually don’t mind this time of year. Plants are starting to peek through, growth speeds ahead in the conservatory and I’ve usually started sowing in the propagators with the grow lights on.
Everything is usually clean for the new growing season to minimise the risk of pests and diseases and there’s a feeling of optimism.
Not so this year. Obviously, after losing my mam and her long illness, the conservatory got the most basic of tidy-ups in autumn, while the poor greenhouse is still full of dead tomato plants with very green glass!
Now I’m ploughing through the horrible jobs of cleaning out her house and sorting out all the legalities that I’m really not suited for but as the only child and next of kin, I have to do.
It would have been nice to get into the conservatory and potter about but it’s out of bounds, as it’s a temporary home to the kitchen floor. We were one of the idiots who bought one of those Hotpoint washers that could catch fire.
Floored by inconvenience
We have got a nice shiny machine out of it but it meant having the flooring lifted by a contractor and we’re waiting for him to come back and put it all back down. Aagh!
I had hoped to get out this weekend and do some bits and pieces but Storm Dennis put paid to that.
Still, look on the bright side… my Desdemona roses from the kids arrived for my birthday (just a week late), so the solitary trial rose won’t look so lost.