Good news on all fronts
This afternoon I had a choice. I could clean the house or I could sort out the area we jokingly call 'the wood yard'. Can you guess which I did? Yes, you're right, the wood yard won and we now have a pile of logs ready for the fire, I've discovered a whole sack full of small pieces of wood waiting to be split into kindling and I have space to move. I had a go with the chain saw too and you know how much I love that. The end result of all that effort is that, gradually, I'm bringing some sort of order to our firewood supply. It's not necessarily an order that will be obvious to anyone else yet but for me it's something else that I'm managing to organise and take control of which is never a bad thing.
I also have good news on the carer front and the important thing here is that this time there will be no use of the term 'carer' because this is a completely different scenario.
The person who has come to our rescue is an old friend and ex work colleague of Ash's. We've met up a few times and he's entirely comfortable in her company. They worked together as part of a team in a high pressure job for many years and he trusts her. They like the same things and she understands him so I have high hopes that this will work out.
She came over for coffee last week and when she'd gone I had one of my lightbulb moments. I tried to work out the best way to approach the subject but couldn't think of anything other than to ask outright whether she'd be interested in the job. Turns out she was interested so we met yesterday for coffee and, over two and a half hours, thrashed out how it would work.
We're starting this week and the plan is to review each visit to see what worked, what didn't and what changes we need to make which is something Jake and I used to do whenever he came over to give me a break. I'd forgotten how well it worked and how each visit got easier for all of us so I have high hopes that the same will happen in this instance.
I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders but am still realistic enough to know that nothing is perfect so all we can do is wait and see. Yet another time I need you to keep your fingers crossed for me.
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