Not my craft desk this week, but just as messy. However, this photos does not show it at its worst as you can see some of the desk top for the first time this week. Having finally forced myself to do the necessary to achieve probate, I decided that I would go through all the files of paperwork to see what I needed to keep and what I could dispose of in some way (the shredder is working overtime). The probate was a nightmare - why do you need 40 pages of notes to help you fill in a 4 page form? Surely that should tell the powers that be that things are far too complicated - or is my theory too simple?
With the help of my very kind daughter, I cleared out the Freelander which is off to the dealer tomorrow as the first stage of changing two vehicles into a comfortable one that will do all I need it to do. Then, it was hunting for all the paperwork that must go with it, and putting together both sets of keys. The second stage will come if and when probate is cleared.
This is In Tray no 1 - a Sainsbury's shopping box, and that is after the first sort when I got rid of millions of envelopes and the rubbish that comes with everything in the post.
As I said, nothing changes, even more stuff overflowing onto the floor.
I do wish that people will turn up at about the time expected. Sainsbury's delivered an hour earlier than arranged this morning - not too much of a problem as I did get help from daughter to put it all away in double quick time. Then, after we had done the motor and she had got my suitcase down from the loft (ready for the Clarity workshop in August), I settled down for a relaxing lunch and coffee to watch Doctors, only to get a phone call to say that the engineer was in the area and could he come and service our alarm system in ten minutes time. Ok, one good job done and the paperwork got up straight on that one. Time for an afternoon tea break, when the dogs went into overdrive. The gardener had arrived, unexpectedly, to gather the hay again, with his dog. That means my dogs have to be shut in in case they do a bunk out of the gate. It also meant a search through my purse and the car park money retrieved from the emptied car so I could pay him his dues.
On a more social note, I took myself off to a favourite haunt at Eastnor Deer Park in Herefordshire on Saturday afternoon to visit friends from the Land Rover Club - a really nice time, chatting and catching up with news and gossip. I got plenty of offers of help when I finally take the caravan out on my own later this year, which will be to a club event. Note to self - don't be the first one there!!!!
Right, I am off now to prepare for visitors, so I will let you slip away (if you managed to read this far) and see some of the more interesting desks on show this week over at Julia's Have a good week, all of you. xxx