Frances and Al left after lunch for home. I pulled out the vacuum cleaner to do a quick run through the house to pick up dog hair, etc.; cleaned the bathrooms, and finished up some paperwork at my desk.
When Al and Frances are here I get a bit of a vacation. Al feeds Colin, takes him out for play times and potty breaks; and fills, runs, and empties the dish washer among other projects we are working on. Frances cooks meals, fixes lunches, and also helps with the projects.
In loosing Bob I not only lost my best friend and soul mate but also my helpmate. Although I did the yard work in Winston and the house cleaning Bob was always hard at work either writing, doing kit stuff or something. Up here, he did a lot of the indoor duties in the kitchen plus helping with Colin and other small stuff. I am on 24/7 with house and dog duties plus making all the decisions with no one to discuss things with but Colin. Frances and Al help a lot with that aspect but some things I have to decide for myself. I have a lot of support from them and friends locally, in Winston, and cyber land.
Onward and upward, one step at a time. Or some days, one step forward, two steps back.