13. We get lots done
7:05 am, the phone rings.
It was Stella.
‘I've a tummy upset. I don't know if it is catching because I don't know what's causing it. Just in case it is contagious, I wanted to give you the chance to cancel’
‘It's up to you. Would you like to give it a miss for today’
‘No, I don't want to lose the momentum and I've already worked out a plan for today. I think it might just be nerves.’
When I got there, Stella told me what she wanted to do, ‘We've been going through the paper and it is now slightly thinned out. I figured out some more criteria for things that can be re-cycled or shredded. So you can work on paper by yourself and I won't have to worry about infecting you. In the meantime, I'm going to work in the dining room sorting those things I inherited from my aunt. I don't want to keep it all and lots of things can go to other members of the family.’
I didn't get sick; we got lots done and were ready for the next visit.