Thursday, 30 June 2011

Leo's box

Sadly I have no time to blog properly but I gather from a couple of friend's blogs it has been declared International Box Day, so I felt I couldn't pass up the opportunity to quickly share Leo having a bit of a mad time discovering his tail in his latest large box.

The cats have settled well and have company all the time since my eldest has just finished GCSEs and is now dossing around the house all day. They mainly sleep and he mainly plays on his computer but at least nobody's on their own!
I am still very much in the thick of clearing at my mum's, I have been there either two or three days every week since January and we are STILL not at the end of the rubbish, it really is quite discouraging, although the garden is fine now and we can get into each room. I bring paperwork home and go through it in the evening but it is taking over life, though I do want to get on as fast as possible so that it's OVER. The next stage is sorting the things that are left into categories and trying to find the right places to sell or give them to, so we have a long, long way to go. I found some paperwork from the year 1671 last week, not sure what it is but it's so old I feel someone somewhere might be interested, I can't just put it in the recycling, and most of the things left are like that, historical in some way. What with our own house and garden and my other job it's all a bit much but we do have a holiday soon which I'm sure will be a good break. I would really like my life back now but have to be patient for a lot longer, while trying to remember to stop and look at the flowers each day!


  1. I can sympathize. We are doing the same thing with my brother's house. We are going into our second year but the overhaul of the house has been major. It does take over your life. We took the winter off as the weather here was awful but now we are stuck into it again. Life goes on:)

  2. LOL! Leo is a riot, chasing his own tale around and around in that box! And Monty looks so relaxed and regal stretched out with the roses on the table. (in your last post) So glad the kitties are keeping you entertained! :-) Sorry that the sorting and clearing is taking so long. You will get it finished soon, and will be able to close that chapter of your life.

  3. S funny Leo ! Always it's hard to sort out stuff of our loved ones. Everything has its history. Hope you'll get it over and have a better way to keep it or giveaway. Have a nice break.
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  4. The video was terrific, even though I couldn't see Leo very well (just my monitor and the light in this office). I could see the box moving, though!

    You have paperwork from 1671? Wow, that's so amazing, just incredible it's survived intact all these centuries. Absolutely you cannot recycle that, it needs to be preserved and given to an historical society or museum, IMO, even if it turns out to be just a "simple" note. But not many people were literate then, so I imagine it *is* worth preserving.

    Good luck...Sending lots of Light and hugs and hoping you get your life back sooner than later.

    BTW, it's lovely to see a post from you!

  5. It has been a long job, I can imagine how frustrating it must be..

    With the historical paperwork etc. if you dont want to keep it, you could always ask your local museum service if they are interested in taking a look, and maybe adding it to the collection... they most likely will be.

    Glad the boys have settled :) And your son has finished his exams.

    We shall have to have a cuppa and cake one day

  6. Leo is hysterical! Glad to hear the boys (and the Large One) are happy.
    My thoughts are with you on clearing out your Mum's house. I was wondering if a university might have a student willing to go through papers.
    Make sure you enjoy the summer!

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  8. Oh Leo!! Wow!! What a firecracker!! Awwwww!!! Now that's truly what I call having fun!

    My goodness, your mum's house is a treasure trove! 1671?!?! Oh Felted House!! Maybe a museum or library or archive place may want these amazing paperwork and other historical things from your mum? Amazing!

    Oh but I do hope you have a lovely holiday and enjoy a break and a rest. I just know the light at the end of this very long tunnel is at sight!! Take care xx

  9. Oh Bless you - what a long hard job you have. It is so difficult to know what to do with such special stuff. I am sure you will do a brilliant job and be satisfied when its over that you did your very best. Thinking of you. x Jo

  10. Isn't Leo just adorable - i love it when they have "daft" moments like that. Keep looking at the flowers and you will get to the end of this time soon.

  11. hang in there ..... you WILL get through's nice to have Leo for company and some comic relief!

  12. There will be light at the end of the tunnerl, just keep hanging on in there.

    Leo is very funny.

    Take care


  13. I have something from 1680, from when I was researching the family tree. Could it be that your mum did that at some point? Old stuff is so hard to decipher!

    I love Leo and keep pressing the 'play' button! Hilarious! I remember when Scooter went mad like that!

    I sympathise with the feeling that you want your life back. I have to take care of my mum every day, though I do get the mornings to myself, but these are taken over by appointments and stuff usually. I haven't had a day without mum since March 4th 2010. AAARGH!!!

  14. Hello, sorry I am late in commenting, just thought to myself, I wonder how Louisa is doing and found this post I had not seen. I am glad the cats have settled in but sorry you are still in the middle of clearing out your mums house. At least you wont feel guilty that you threw away some precious memory.
    Hope you had/have a great holiday and try and relax
    That old document, would your local studies library not be interested in having it?
    any how, take care, we miss you and 'see' you again soon!

  15. your cat leo is so adorable


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