Late summer brings with it industry, for, for far too long my home has been neglected, but by necessity. Working full time and caring for my lovely hubs Michael (for sixteen years) left little time for anything else. But as seasons change, so does life. Michael has lived in a wonderful care home for two years and I retired from work last November.
Initially, after retirement, I dwelt in that wonderful place of my time, where the only person I owed was me. Happy in my apathy, I ignored the ingress of rain as it cascaded through the extension roof, preferring to place buckets rather than deal with it. But as summer came and the grass grew and I knew I wasn’t physically fit enough to mow it, I had the garden landscaped and the roof repaired.
I then knew that I must concentrate on my home, for it is my home and not just a house. I knew I must arrange for the house to be rewired, for the wiring is as old as the house, nearly fifty years. I gave myself three weeks before the start date, thinking it enough to lift carpets and clear cupboards and wardrobes. Little did I realise memories lost in the clutter. (The British Red Cross needed a van to take the clutter away to their shop – the memories remain here.)
Autumn will come soon
echoing sweet memories,
you are my summer.
Toni at dVerse has us writing of the space between season and above is my offering. Cheers Toni!
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Author: Tony Webster