Beautiful photos, Ann. After our house fire, the one place I found peace was in the woods around Wimpole Hall (we were close by in a holiday rental for the first two weeks) and that took me right back. Grace -- like Ann, I would like to give your outlaws a piece of my mind. You do not need this and I'm sure it is adding to your feeling of exhaustion. Why wouldn't you be emotionally exhausted with that lot and their demands? I'm glad you have made the decision to step back from MiL -- if you're moving someone else has got to step up to the plate. Seems SiL no 1 thinks she's already doing it, so that's good! Slugsta - oh, I remember that feeling, too. But time and a sense of urgency or desire not to put others out goes out of the window with dementia and it's stressful to try to haul it back in. Take care.