What to do?

The sound of the boiler rumbled through the neighbourhood day and night for several weeks. There was no sign of the car or anyone coming or going from the house. The weeds grew to knee height, the windows took on a greyish tinge and the paths were un-swept with a fresh layer of leaves, grime and general rubbish delivered on every gust of wind. The blinds were unmoved.

The phone twittered and thrilled unanswered several times on any given day. The mound of post in the hallway increased with each new delivery. Soon there would be no space left for the letters to fall.

Used and unwashed dished cluttered the draining board. The remains of meals dried and congealed on the plates were enough to feed a four-course feast to a family of vermin. All the used beakers were lined up like a guard of honour on the windowsill and the contents of the cutlery drawer, all dirty, were scattered in the sink.

On the table were several bottles of pills…. Some full, others open and lying on their sides while a trail of multi-coloured sweet like shapes was scattered across the floor.

The hands on the clock remained at ten past two no matter what the hour, day or night. The shower, bath and wash basin remained unused for many a day and the furniture throughout the house was protected by a six inch layer of dust.

Nobody had a key.

Nobody tried to enter.

Neighbours talked in hushed voices but didn’t want to become involved….

A serious situation indeed! Who would be brave enough to make the first move?

There was no easy way round it; it had to be done…





I think it is time to give this blogging a rest”!

20 thoughts on “What to do?

  1. Primal Sneeze

    It won’t work. I tried it on and off, but then something would be really bugging me and I’d have to shout about it. Or I’d think of a good gag.

    Nah, it won’t work. Someday you’ll be sitting there and you’ll think “hey, I never wrote about the time that …”

  2. cathy

    If this post proves one thing, it is that you should NOT give blogging a rest. I was on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what Grannymar had discovered when she went boldly where others feared to enter. So you might want to employ one of your many toyboys as a cleaning person, and a cook, and a gardener, but you should keep blogging…

  3. Grannymar Post author

    @Steph – Is your house like that too? 😉

    @Will – What do you mean NOOooo? Will you weed my garden for me?

    @Sneezy – Sure ’tis like a drug! And I suppose I could do worse. 🙄

    @Cathy – Will you draw up the rota ❓

  4. Magpie11

    That’s it!!!!!

    I am not going to start my own blog….

    No, it’s no use trying to persuade me…the house is abig enough mess as it is!

  5. Grannymar Post author

    @d@\/e – I never knew about Kim and Aggie’s. Remember I have had no TV for over 10 years! Now I wonder how they clean……?

    @Magpie – Blogging is more fun than housework! Anyday! 😀

  6. Baino

    You can’t be serious? No TV? What on earth will you do in the evening. There’s time enough for housework and gardening. Just have a rest for a few days. You’ll miss if you’re gone! And we’ll certainly miss you. Besides, the Blog Awards are only a few months away!

  7. Grannymar Post author

    @Judy – No worries, the clock has a new battery and I am merrily ticking away alongside it!

    @Baino – Me give up? No way am I giving up my Toyboys! 🙄

  8. steph

    “Sure ’tis like a drug!”

    You’re right there, Grannymar

    Blogging can be addictive and it has side effects (like above) but…

    it’s very therapeutic and you’ll suffer withdrawal symptoms if you give it up!

    So why would anyone want to stop? :mrgreen:

  9. Maureen

    Well, I’m glad I came late to this party. If it weren’t for the conversations ahead of me, I’d be panicked thinking a delightful blog, I’d only recently discovered, was “closing shop”. Glad to see you’ve only taken a siesta.

  10. Grannymar

    Ha ha! My dad uses to tell us that ‘paper won’t refuse ink’ and not to believe all we read or half we saw!

    Computer screens are the new paper and then we have photoshop…. 😉


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