We have been off the boat while some changes are made to our galley. We got a lift to Leamington Spa station and a train south. Mother has moved to a Nursing Home and we have been helping her settle in. Some furniture, pictures, TV and clothes transported from the house to the home. We are much happier now knowing that she is being well looked after by the caring staff.
Now it is a case of facing up to ‘house clearance’ without loosing too much family stuff. Luckily my brother is able to help with this endeavour. The house has been valued and some furniture sorted for sale. Various visits from other family members have been arranged so stuff will be redistributed. The more we look the more we see and the task seems endless at this time. It is unlikely that we will ever stop over at that family home again so now we stay with our grand children and their parents. A very different lifestyle to that we are used to on the boat.
It was Josh’s birthday during our stay and we watched as he opened presents. Our youngest grandson Ben had not been feeling well and was taken to hospital so we had a few late nights of anxiety. Having stayed an extra day we were happy to return to the boat knowing that there was nothing seriously wrong.