The three brothers plus little old me spent quite some time at Robin’s Mum’s home yesterday. Settlement date is coming up fast, so we went along to sort out who wants what, decide what items are destined for the Hospice Shop, and clean out and pack up various cupboards. The bequests have been dealt with, so then it was just a matter of various family members putting their hand up for something they could use, or especially wanted. The brothers dealt with the heavy stuff, dismantling beds, and moving bulky items to be collected into the garage. In the meantime I wrapped up things in the china cabinet, and dealt with the linen cupboard, crockery, pot cupboards, and baking things.
Over the course of the morning we all put our hands up for the odd item. Such as these two Kiwi Dip bowls I found tucked away with the crockery – they will be perfect for 4zees with our caravan club buddies.
It’s a bit sad packing up someone’s life, but it had to be done. Robin’s Mum had many happy years here, until her health deteriorated, and it was time to move on.
After all that hard work we were starving so called into the local Subway for a late lunch. So yummy, and we like the way we can get exactly what we want on our toasted roll. The pair of us will have another couple of trips down during the week, as there are two trucks coming to collect items of furniture and the many boxes. Then there will be the last cleaning bee to make sure things are spick and span, and a rubbish run to the tip. When settlement day comes, it will the end of an era.