Entertaining our guest: final day.

What can I say?
Hubby and I didn’t sleep particularly well, but the dogs and MOH did, so that was a blessing as thunder had been mentioned on the weather forecast and Bud tends to burrow into the furniture to hide. He could actually have caused a lot of damage here.
As things were, we didn’t get up until gone 8am, and the day was a blank page.
Visits to each other usually last about 4 days, so we were now into our second week and after yesterday’s Scrabble games, I thought it time to play crib for a change.
As things turned out, MOH had actually decided to go home.

So, we walked up into town to have our 99p breakfast, walked back along the beach and had ice cream, then got back home and washed Bud who had sat in something whiffy.
MOH hadn’t treated his car and was all for doing it before he left and driving home as it fumigated the upholstery. We put him off that idea as it would probably kill Bud in the process and render him unconscious behind the wheel.

Toiletries and baggage were all packed into the boot, the blankets we’d washed and treated were thrown into the back of a furry car, and at 11am with a thanks and a wave, he left………….. leaving us with several oil stains on the drive, even though we’d put a tray underneath.
He’d purchased 4 litres of oil for £51 the day after his arrival but said he wouldn’t get it sorted until the car went in for service and MOT in September (I have said before that he tends to shut the stable door after the horse has bolted).

Our entire day has therefore been spent on clean up duty and our little hoover which has coped so valiantly has given up the ghost, so we’ve bought a Henry……. ours is the red guy.

Once again bedding and covers have been treated and washed and the carpets and furniture sprayed then left for an hour when we went out for replacements.

We had a phone call shortly after 5pm to let us know he was at Bath Race Course giving the dog a run, and had done a slight detour to Melton Mowbray to purchase 6 family pies, one of which he’d eaten on the way.
One of my biggest worries about having visitors has always been feeding them sufficiently so that they didn’t leave my house hungry. MOH has a huge appetite compared to ours, and has put on serious weight since we saw him in February. I hope I fed him well enough during his visit, apart from the two chippy dinners, I provided spag bol, cottage pie, full Christmas roast dinner, curry, fish and ginger and pineapple pork as our main meals.

Bud has been used to tinned food, but MOH has a habit of putting the half empty tin in the fridge. He did the same here without a cap on it, so that was quickly removed before it stank out my supplies in it. He didn’t seem to understand my concern as that’s what he always does at home. So anyway, we’ve been feeding Bud on the same dried food that Maggie has. There hasn’t been a problem or any squabbles over dinner, and if anything, we think it’s done Bud good. He hasn’t been farting so much, he hasn’t been scrounging or stealing Maggie’s dinner, and his motions have been better (this dog could shit for England actually and you need a bin liner for a poo bag, but he is a sweetheart).

I think most people don’t mind having visitors, but it’s always nice to have the house back to yourselves.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Entertaining our guest: final day.

  1. Michael says:

    I couldn’t help but smile at the end of your post Di. Visitors are always fun but having your house back is always a treat. My kids come round for a Family dinner on a regular basis. Its always so much fun, with often four kids out of six and five gkids out of eight, the noise is an issue as small boys do make a lot of it. But when they go home the peace and quiet is so enjoyable….how I managed as a parent of six I don’t understand, but I must have as I’m still here.
    I would have thought you fed MOH very well….

  2. I agree with you – always nice to have visitors, but it is always a bit of relief to have the house back to yourselves and the ability to go back to your normal routines.

  3. tidalscribe says:

    I sighed with relief with you. I love most of my visitors and love visiting BUT always glad to wave them off or go home – 3or 4 days is enough. If it’s family the youngest couple with no children are very relaxing as they do their own thing during the day, like my meals and then we play games after dinner.

    • There’s nothing like sleeping in your own bed with your own pillow is there? Luckily we have no family likely to visit, and other friends that have dropped in have family about 30 miles away, but sleep in their camper van anyway. Nice to relax and plod today!

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