Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Well bugger me sideways

There was I bemoaning my lack of get up and go, and what happens?
A phone call, from a friend of hubby's who moved to Cornwall a few months ago.
His mum is in a nursing home and has deteriorated suddenly, the nursing home have asked that he visit as a matter of urgency. 
He, his pregnant wife and toddler are coming up this weekend.
Guess what?
They have nowhere to stay, they cannot afford a hotel room for the 2 nights they need to stay.
So I'm clearing out the spare room, there is a greenhouse in there at the moment.
I instructed hubby to inform them that they are welcome to stay but the place is a tip, if they don't like it they can sleep in their car, they have the choice.
Oh well, it might make me do something in the genre of housework, but it won't be much.
Oh and I won't be feeding them, the wife only eats chips and only drinks coke!

6 comments:

Louise Houghton said...

I really don't know what to say apart from keep calm and carry on!

Lyssa Medana said...

My home is full of CHAOS - can't have anyone over syndrome (nicked from flylady).

At least it's a way to get on, just sending hugs. xxx

Pam in Texas said...

I feel your pain! You are so nice to say yes, considering everything you have been through recently, I think that it is extremely generous of you. Your are right, do not feed them, make them stay out as much as possible. Could you possibly say no?????
Lyssa that is a great comment and one I am completely in tune with.
Love from Pam in TX.xx

Jim Sutherland said...

You are offering them hospitality they must take you as they find you

Sals View said...

Well done you, you're a good egg. I hope they repay your kindness in some way. I'm sure they appreciate your help at a very difficult time.

Rural Reads said...

A pregnant couple, travelling, with no place to stay, in December?
When the shepherds turn up, ask them to leave their boots at the door - I'm a shepherd and I sometimes forget that rule when I'm in a hurry!

Good Luck, you know you are doing the right thing, but I feel there is a story about to unfold.