When you have lived somewhere for nearly half a lifetime (32 years in our case), you accumulate a LOT of "stuff". Some of mine went to a Charity shop today, as arranged on the phone on Thursday. Yet when I got there the lady had no knowledge of it and said because of the proposed Lockdown they didn't want to take any more bla bla bla. So I said, "You want me to take it away then?" "Oh no . . ." and when I mentioned craft things, she remembered the call and took much of our carful. I can take more next week.
After that Tam and I had a lovely walk around Llandeilo, which is a nice little town with a long history. We included the churchyard of St Teilo's in our perambulation, noting a Chinese headstone beside the path, the first I have seen anywhere, and many plots belonging to the Nicholas family.
Then I had to go and see our smallholding friend N up the road, and offered her some small books on aspects of country living, plus a pile of old Country Kitchen magazines - they were too good to just chuck. I also offered her some rubber matting we had for the horses (she has donkeys and sheep) so both of us were pleased when we agreed she would like them!
After that, we had to load the car for the Tip Run tomorrow. I will need to book another one or two in for the coming week so that we can get as much away as possible before the likely Lockdown from 26th October.
Tea was Kedgeree tonight, and whilst that was cooking I carried on going through the (last?) box of paperwork from the Junk Room, finding old Archaeology essays, school reports, notes for a book I once proposed to write, notes and copy of a talk on Edward Thomas which I gave, and old bank statements and auction receipts. Also the details of a lovely old house in Hatherleigh we once hoped to buy, but it didn't happen as no buyer turned up here at the time.
Now I am absolutely shattered, and about to have a bath and collapse in a heap. Tomorrow, legal paperwork needs to be done for the Solicitor, so we can drop it in on Monday, and pears need picking and storing before the birds have them all, and then it's more going through the junk room. We have had the eye-watering quote for our removal, and it is obvious we must do some of it ourselves, and jettison more furniture. Two linen "cupboards" that were middle daughter's will now be taken apart and can be Freecycled, as they are quite bulky when made up and we had originally intended taking them. No more. G's bed is also staying with the house, and another couple of big chunks of furniture will be offered to our buyers.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.