The 1988 TV Set

In an effort to tackle some of the growing list of chores that should be done before the weather nose dives into winter, I accepted the offer for help from my neighbor/friend, Marilyn.  Knowing that she has some arthritis issues also, I was reluctant to have her come here and end up hurting herself, but when she volunteered her son’s assistance, I accepted her offer and they arrived together late Thursday afternoon. In an effort to tackle some of the growing list of chores that should be done before the weather nose dives into winter, I accepted the offer for help from my neighbor/friend, Marilyn.  Knowing that she has some arthritis issues also, I was reluctant to have her come here and end up hurting herself, but when she volunteered her son’s assistance, I accepted her offer and they arrived together late Thursday afternoon. 

First he lifted the microwave and put it on a nearby chair, then he pushed the cupboard I had emptied earlier, so it was backed up to a rail that runs along the step down into the family room.  This had to be done to clear the area next to the dishwasher so I can have an apartment sized washer and dryer installed there so that the cousin who is always worrying that I will fall to my death going down the steps to the basement to do laundry, can breathe a sigh of relief.   

The other thing I asked of him was to take the television that my father gifted us when we arrived back in Ohio from Illinois in 1988 to the curb for trash pick up.  The old tv set had served me well over the years but finally konked out for sure early last spring.  It was too heavy for me to lift, but both Marilyn and her son said it was small and sure enough he hoisted it over his head as he passed the book case in the hallway.

He placed it on my tree lawn and then hauled the trash bin down the drive next to it.

I was both relieved and very grateful for the help and after they left I filled containers to water the snapdragons on the porch.  To my amazement the  television was gone.  It was such a short time between when Michael put it out there and left, I had to look twice to be sure it hadn’t just been pushed aside.  No, it was gone.  

A few minutes later I was laughing on the phone with Marilyn recounting the situation and she was amused as well, saying she would then call her son to let him know.

With the cupboard empty I am thinking I may re-organize pots and pans and put some of the heavier things I haven’t used in awhile into the cupboard. A couple of the things I took out have already been donated.   

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