… and I, Briar, am here to explain why.
But you might not know that, because she grew up, got married, and had her first baby in a different house in the same street where we live now, she and Jane both want her to live out the rest of her days here. All of her family, her parents, her brothers, her husband, her daughter and her son, lived in this street at some point, and so she can remember them here and look out at the same view she used to see when she lived here as a little girl.
Mother suddenly became much more frail this week. She can’t manage the stairs any more, and she needs help with lots of things she could do on her own before. So Jane is organising things so that Mother can have a sitting room and bedroom all in one upstairs, and that all of her meals and everything she needs can be brought to her. Mother is very pleased with things. We have had a new aerial put in so she can watch the television upstairs, there is a special bed and a special chair coming, and we are going to have carers to come and help so that Jane can go to work and not have to worry, and so that she doesn’t get too worn out.
But it has been a lot of work for Jane, and it is painful for her to see her mother’s health failing. And she hasn’t had too much time for writing or blogging.
I am quite confused too, because everything is changing. Us dogs don’t like change.
But we think we are doing the right thing.
And we will be back soon, once we are settled into our new routine.