Originally Posted by Foxhunter
Welcome rider - great place for company.
So, folks, am in a panic! My ancient mother is coming to stay for a few days, this place is worse than usual (she tried all her life to get me to be tidy and have to admit, she failed!)
I started to purge and stopped - books all over the place, chairs undressed from their covers, piles of things that need sorting. Only today to get it finished.
What a wonderful day ahead!
Foxhunter... this reply is probably too late to help, but if I were you I would invite all my friends over to help tidy up and reward them with a dinner that you can cook easily all in one pot or a slow cooker!
I understand about the mother situation. My mother will not visit my house and has stood me up many times on holiday get togethers. Why? She makes all kinds of excuses, but my late sister (who is just like her) says it is because she doesn't like animals in the house. I have a couple of pet dogs inside. My house doesn't smell and I do keep it reasonably clean. Mom never understood the "pet" concept.