Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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The Old Home

When we first moved down here to look after my mother there was no question but that we'd retain the house in Oldham. It was our home- and sooner or later we'd be moving back. But as we stayed on and stayed on so our centre of gravity shifted- and Kent became our home and Oldham somewhere we visited. We knew several of the neighbours were keen to buy the old house- and so we offered it to the one we knew best.

The sale was supposed to be quick, but...in the end it took a year and a half. We trusted Sam to follow through so we allowed her to start redecorating and then- when that was done- move a tenant in. Ailz's mother thought we were mad and Sam would shaft us- but it all worked out in the end.

I'd owned the house for a little over 29 years- and planned to die in it. Ah well...

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