1. ronyork

    ronyork Registered User

    Apr 28, 2015
    43
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    The jobs list grows. Washing (machine) drying (cupboard dry) then the ironing, Audrey used to help but no more, same with the housework. Glad we bought an apartment when I saw the problems ahead thought it was a good idea, and it was, its so much easier when dealing with Audrey Never planned retirement like this. Posting on this site somehow helps. Oh dear duty calls.
     
  2. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
    7,942
    North East England
    ...beieve me, Ron, none of us imagined that " In sickness or in health" really included the ever- mounting ironing pile!:eek:

    Perhaps there ought to be a warning on the forms to claim your pension..." Retirement can be bad for your health ":rolleyes::D

    You're doing a grand job there, lad.:) x
     
  3. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Oh dear, Ron. I've got loads to do, but the jobs are very different! You're right. It never seems to stop, but what else would we do?

    Chin up, love. Wishing you strength for the day ahead.
     
  4. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

    Oct 6, 2014
    532
    Scotland
     
  5. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    2,333
    Pontypool
    I haven't retired yet but didn't expect to have to do everything from sorting out the finances to emptying the bins as well as being chief cook and bottom washer!! Onwards and upwards.


    Sent from my iPad using Talking Point
     
  6. ronyork

    ronyork Registered User

    Apr 28, 2015
    43
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    The Microwave

    I find myself moore and more reliant on the microwave for getting the meals ready. I like to use the oven but Audrey likes to help result often the oven temp/altered door opened and generally the meal not as it should be, M&S + Waitrose a great help in meal selection with added fresh veg. Is this now common practice.
     
  7. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    I now batch cook some meals and give the extras to my mum for the freezer, she can then reheat when required for speed. She has everything to do now dad doesn't do anything. If anything makes life easier for you , go for it, less stress.
    You are doing well.
     
  8. 1mindy

    1mindy Registered User

    Jul 21, 2015
    539
    Female
    Shropshire
    My OH now does all the hoovering . He never did it before !
     
  9. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

    Oct 6, 2014
    532
    Scotland
    I often use slow cooker and freeze portions till required - then heat in microwave. You could leave it cooking overnight so that Audrey would not be tempted to help.

    Anything that makes things easier, go for it :)
     
  10. lizzybean

    lizzybean Registered User

    Feb 3, 2014
    1,366
    Lancashire
    Obviously I don't know you & certainly not your financial position but can you afford a cleaner? Have you family/friends who can spare you an hour to help?
     

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