After several years of realising that Hub wasn’t just ignoring my EXCELLENT advice, but he really didn’t hear, I eventually persuaded him that it was worth getting his hearing checked.
So off he went to the audiology dept in the local hospital, and sure enough, some of the ‘registers’ are no longer as good as they used to be. So today he went back, and was fitted with his super-duper new digital hearing aid that has been exactly aligned to his hearing loss.
I returned to the house this afternoon to find him sitting on the sofa, a slightly bemused look on his face.
‘Do you know what?’ he said.
‘I’ve discovered something. That clock ticks!’
Meanwhile, my younger bro kept wanting me to take away a clock that he had discovered in my parents’ attic, when we had been clearing out their house together.
(this isn’t it, by the way, but it’s quite similar)
So I did, and as I was walking down the road with Eldest Daughter, she said ‘what a fabulous clock. I’ve always wanted a clock like that.’
‘Really?’ I said. ‘You’re welcome to it! I don’t need it, I don’t want it, I don’t even know where it came from, and I don’t really know what to do with it!’
So ED took it away, and she went to a clockmaker’s to get it cleaned up and working properly.
And came home with the news that it is valued at £800 …. 88| (‘NO YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BACK MUM’…)
All the stuff we got valued from that house! the Dresden figures … the delicate Japanese china tea-service … old books …. old stamps … no valuer was in the least bit impressed …
and it turns out to be the old clock in the attic that nobody knew was there :crazy: