On Saturday I drove to Gosford to catch up with Stan, a very close friend of Mum’s in recent years. We spent a great couple of hours catching up at the Davo RSL (it had been far too long), and I learnt a great deal about the corporate shenanigans that caused the demise of a formerly iconic Australian conglomerate during the 80s and 90s where Stan spent many years as a high-level manager.
Today is “winter cleanup” day: a big tidy-up and sorting-out exercise. I’ve never been a great hoarder, and after emptying Mum’s house last year I’ve become even more ruthless in culling what isn’t necessary. And the cold, crappy weather today means I can’t find any more excuses to avoid the task!