Last week I wrote a bit about my wacky Mum here on my blog. After 3 years of me blogging my Mum finally figured out how to comment and hasn’t looked back. Go on have a look at the comment section in this post and you’ll see what I mean.
Rosie, as she likes to be called, is a wonderful woman who happens to have raised amazing children…if I do say so myself. Rosie is married to Peter for a bunch of years, like more than an elephant’s lifespan but the exact number escapes me. These 2 crazy kids are now considered “Seniors” and actively enjoy the discounts!
They sold the family home some 5 years ago and moved into an apartment which has served them well but it’s time for Rosie and her Prince to move on. Between arthritic knees, hips and other health issues the stairs within their apartment pad just aren’t working anymore.
So what do I do? I did what any daughter in her 40’s who has lost her mind, I invited them to come live with us.
Yeah, yeah I know it’s not going to be easy…I do realize that we’re 2 separate families who have different routines and expectations but ya know what? I believe in helping folks and I believe it’s something beautiful for my children to have a close relationship with their Grandparents. I also worry about them like mad so this will bring them back into my radar (insert evil laugh).
Seriously, we’ve faced some major health concerns with my folks in the past few years. My father had Blood Clots which almost killed him, this year his kidneys failed because of a virus…the list goes on. Having my ‘rents here with us will be difficult at times but in the end we support one another and have a deep sense of loyalty all round so we’ll make it work.
Moving The Folks In Takes Work!
In the meantime we have 2 weeks to purge this little home of ours, 3 truckloads to the dump was a good start! We are installing a makeshift 2nd bathroom, reorganizing and eventually we’ll be building an apartment for them. This is all a ton of work and the research starts now.
We are planning, scouring the internet for deals for kitchen appliances, even looking at sites from the UK. Last night I found myself on the Fridge Freezer Direct site for hours gazing longingly at their catering equipement…dreaming of a HUGE kitchen for our 2 families. I get sidetracked easily but you can find our more about them by following the link if you want to dream like I did.
The countdown is on here, my wonderful husband is working like a mad man and my parents are packing and purging…all of this means that you, my readers are sure to see some hilarious, frustrated posts in the coming months…oh and hopefully a bunch of Rosie on the blog!