My L&M's friend is beyond devastated, we are offering as much support as we can. The work on the house has slowed down until he is on a more even keel.
We can manage financially until Christmas if we need to, but I think he will feel able to move on physically and mentally after the funeral.
I've now found out that they weren't actually married, I didn't realise this and there is no will, things are turning nasty with the family. Lots of items that he believes are his are actually in her name.
We will go to the funeral, this will be interesting, one of my sisters in law, the one who spat in my face at MIL's funeral?
She worked with the deceased and will also be at the funeral, let's hope she manages to behave with some decorum this time.
I have finished my summer job of feeding cats and fish and watering house plants and gardens. I looked after DD1's dogs Monday and Tuesday as she was out on daytrips and her postie refuses to shut her gate and her dogs have escaped a couple of times.
DD2 phoned this morning, to ask if I could look after her dog for a few days. Her next door neighbour is one of those mad hoarder types, the sort you see on TV. Her house was overrun with rats and they had got into DD's garage. The pest company have been round and laid poison, but DD is worried that her dog, a Jack Russell cross, might catch a poisoned rat.
On Friday DD1 has a Dr's appointment so I am going over to watch her children for an hour.