Friday, 17 April 2020
Time for a clear out ...
To break up the monotony I also did a bit of tidying up in the loft and in the basement. Surprising what does accumulate over the years. We keep things for Justin Case.
You know him? Just in case I need it some day ... better keep it.
I also tried to clean the fridge and freezer in the hope that I'd find something tasty there. Too late. Someone else got there first!
We have at the end of the garden a little granny-apartment. That's where we keep the mother-in-law when she lands unexpectedly on her broomstick.
I thought I'd go and clean that too and I found an elderly lady living there.
I'll admit I'd seen her before in the street and in our garden and I thought she was my wife's aunt who lives nearby and had come to visit. I never realised she lived in our apartment.
She was pleasant. Invited me in the apartment which actually belongs to me, and offered to make me a cup of tea and hot crumpets with butter.
I politely declined and ran home to tell my wife.
She said that the old lady had been living there for a couple of months or so. She said nothing because she thought she was my aunt come to visit from Australia. I said I've seen the old lady and thought she was my wife's aunt who'd come to visit. To be fair, all my wife's relatives look the same ... better looking when far away!
I was called a jerk ... still trying to work out why!
I went to the apartment to ask the woman who she was. Another woman opened the door.
She told me she was the other woman's sister.
So I asked, "But who is the other woman?"
She replied, "She's my sister!"
So we've established that they are sisters. What I do not know is how they got in the apartment. Where they got the key from. How long they intend to stay. And who in **###*** are they?
They both smiled and offered me some tea and crumpets.
Then they gave me their photos which they wanted to autograph!!! Can you believe that? I don't.
I mean ... they are not even celebrities or anyone important. Just two old ladies living not far from me. And I'm supposed to notice them? And care a hoot or even a fig about them? Likely story!
Do you recognise these nice ladies? Are they friends or relatives of yours?
If not, would you like to have them living near you? For you to care about them?
I'll pay the postage!