by Stuart Neal
on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 8:49am.
DOWNSIZING NUMBER 999 or so: The saga continues. Downsizing is an ongoing, if sometimes sad, exercise: the six foot tall Christmas tree has been downsized to a four-footer; it will be interesting to see how ‘those chosen to help decorate, in the form of up to six females’, will handle the smaller tree! It will prove to be interesting. A granddaughter and her husband have latched on to the clothes horse ...read treadmill, in the basement. It should be gone soon.
As an aside, one would think there would be dozens of takers for a [free] treadmill among family and youth oriented organizations...not so... telephone calls made, emails were sent to all and sundry...so we were grateful when our granddaughter stepped up to the plate....the treadmill was lightly driven for just 900kms.
Back to the saga: we had done our homework [thoroughly] and selected a likely residence. It had all we needed and more, and there appeared to be a suggestion the view from the suites would be ‘admirable’, the rent reasonable. The deposit was made; we had entered the waiting game.
Quicker than we had imagined, the telephone call came: “Come view your suite”. We should have been delighted, instead we experienced apprehension! Rents were higher than anticipated: should we take the suite and use some of the money from our home to help pay the rent? We could not get our heads around the fact, money for our children would be reduced. They apparently don’t care! We do! Did we really want to look at building roofs or balconies from our fourth-floor suite? So, what to do! We decided to place our name on the list for the older suites! Breathing space as we ponder. Yeah, yeah, I know......
And what about the garden...
Submitted & written by contributor John Tidridge of Edmonton November 2019
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