Debbie's 14th Birthday tea then packing on the eve of my Scottish Trip on a busy day of council work, executorship, and paperwork. A fine day turning chilly in the evening as the sun set and the breeze stayed from the north-east.
A full day of paperwork and organisation that started with an early and long walk with Sam to make up for yesterday. Like all canine friends, he soon recovers and forgives! A morning first attending to the Heronshaw planning problem, sending faxes here, there and everywhere and then trying to complete all manner of correspondence on behalf of Mum's estate. I had to write again to organisations who would not answer letters promptly and had also to deal with a sad negative response from Mum's old neighbours and friends, Fred and Marie.
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They took offence at me limiting to three months the time for them to complete a purchase of Mum's home for £15,000. However, I have to get the matter dealt with as the place would deteriorate if left empty and the costs of ownership, maintenance and site rental would debilitate the estate. After lunch, I rushed through bank reconciliations of our Abbey National and Norwich and Peterborough accounts and then went off to St Neots to perform some transfers and transactions and to get my hair cut. Back for Debbie's celebrational birthday tea.
She was 14 today and, as well as Daniel coming home for her party, she had Di's parents to help serve and wash up. A fine and suitable celebration which was a comfort to me as I was leaving directly afterwards. Then an evening packing and preparing for my trip to Scotland tomorrow. Nigel was to come round this evening to pack as well but opted to stay with Lynn on his eve of departure. A fine day turning chilly in the evening as the sun set and the breeze stayed from the north-east.