I went to see my eldest cousin, 4 days after her 80th birthday. She is still living in Chesham and she enjoys walking her’s and her neighbour’s dog every day weather permitted, she walks down to Chesham 1-2 miles and her neighbour then picks them up in his car.
She has a lovely old bungalow with a split level garden. I don’t think she drives any more although she said she does.
But when she said she had to borrow a car from Rodger I said I would bring some lunch over to her.
We had chicken and salad. We ate in the garden as the weather was sunny and warm. The leftovers should keep Susan happy for a couple of meals.
After lunch we went for a drive, up past Rodger’s, into the Chiltern Hills and back.
It was a very nice day and I wish Susan all the best.
I put it up on Gumtree and it didn’t take 5 minutes to sell; except my friend Dave warned me that payment should be cash on collection only.
The buyer that was really pushy, only wanted to pay using PayPal; Dave pointed out the danger of using PayPal to me. What is to stop the buyer collecting the goods and the ask PayPal to refund the payment insisting that the goods was not as described. This could result in: no sofa bed and no money!
So I told the customer cash only on collection; and guess what; he was no longer interested.
I had though had 2 more queries about the sofa bed, so I phoned one of them and they were delighted. They came this morning – mother and daughter – hmmm with the weight and awkward size of the sofa, hmmm.
Dave had said that he would come over because he didn’t like me dealing on my own with total strangers coming into my house. Fair point! So he came over and ended helping them. We also ended taking the bed out of the sofa, to enable them to move it and that made it so easy; but the mother had to come back for the bed.
My study looks so empty and huge without the sofa bed.
Coco, my cat, can’t jump up on my workspace anymore, so I had to put a chair close to the worktop for her to use as a ladder.