Denise: Over the next days I’ll be packing bags for an eight week stay, which could turn into a permanent move away. But it’s not me that I’m packing for, nor Jonathan, but my mum, Betty. We now have a date for her moving into residential care (strictly speaking, at this stage, it’s an eight-week trial) – at Sacred Heart, Daliburgh (where she currently goes three times a week for day care). More about this, in a day or two, perhaps.
Jonathan: Mortgage paid off this morning! Blue skies, sun shining, skylarks singing overhead. Not quite freedom from all cares, but a heavy weight thrown off, certainly, and will make things a great deal easier, financially, when I ‘retire’ from civil engineering and construction in a month or two.