Visit from my brother and my little nephews.

@sharonelton (13363)
Lichfield, England
June 26, 2022 6:30pm CST
Today we had a visit from my brother Dave, Ali and my twin nephews, Charlie and Noah. They came at about 3:30pm and stayed till about 4:45pm. First my Mum asked them if they wanted a drink. Ali and the boys didn't, but my brother and my step-dad both wanted tea. My brother has sweetener in his tea instead of sugar. I didn't want a drink either because I had one with my dinner and I'd be having one with my tea. (As in the meal tea rather than the drink tea.) But then my brother noticed my Mum's Henry vacuum cleaner and said, Oh, you've got a Henry. Mum said yes, and Dave asked where we got it from and I said Tesco. And when we got it in the trolley there wasn't much room for anything else. And Dave said, you put it in the trolley? We would have had it delivered! Then he asked, do you want me to get it out? And Mum said you can do. So Dave got a big serrated knife out of the kitchen drawer and opened the Henry box and took him out. And then he put the pieces together and proceeded to hoover our carpet! He hoovered the whole of the living room carpet and I said, you don't have to do it all you know! It sucked up all the dirt and bits and Dave was well impressed. This is good, he said, I want to get one of these! Then he hoovered the dining room and the stairs! While my brother was hoovering my sister-in-law Ali started dusting! She started dusting around the telly (we were listening to an Andre Rieu CD on the DVD player at the time). I did a bit too. Then she went in the kitchen and started cleaning the cupboard doors! We said, hey, you didn't come here to do our housework for us! Then Mum said we're going to put the old hoover out for the scrap man. And I said, yes, and our old trolley. And Dave said, do you want me to do it? So my brother ended up putting our scrap at the end of the drive for us! There was an old hoover, the old metal trolley frame, the metal thing that went inside the old trolley to strengthen it but didn't fit in the new trolley, an old tablet of mine that no longer charges and the charger from that tablet which has a bent connector bit (the bit that you put in the tablet to charge it). All that is now at the end of the drive waiting to be picked up by the scrap man. Dave couldn't dismantle the old trolley so it's there at the end of the drive un-dismantled! My little nephews were going outside to play on the lawn and then they'd come back in and start playing with the helping hands. Next doors dog started barking at one point and Charlie was going Ooh, dog! And I said, don't worry he won't hurt you, he's a very friendly dog. Eventually they went and Ali got Charlie and Noah to blow kisses at us as they were going out the door!
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@aninditasen (7883)
• Raurkela, India
27 Jun
Glad you had a nice evening with your brother and you have a new vacuum cleaner too. I find my bulky and am searching for a sleek one.
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• Raurkela, India
28 Jun
@sharonelton There is one from Eureka Forbes in India but it's quite costly. I have to save for it and get that as an exchange offer with the old one which I usually do. I have exchange one model for another with some extra payments since the 90s.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
29 Jun
@aninditasen Oh, that's good. Do you get money off for exchanging then?
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
28 Jun
Good morning and thank you very much. Yes, it was very nice. And now we can actually see our carpets! I hope you can find a sleek vacuum cleaner.
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@Nakitakona (51115)
• Philippines
8 Jul
Got a good family member visitors who did a great helping hands tidying up your home. How old are they respectively?
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@Nakitakona (51115)
• Philippines
15 Jul
@sharonelton They've the good manners
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
18 Jul
@Nakitakona Yes, they have.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
11 Jul
I think my brother and sister-in-law are in their 40'a and my nephews are 10.
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@RebeccasFarm (67925)
• United States
27 Jun
Oh lovely ,do they travel far to see you?
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• United States
27 Jun
@sharonelton Oh not too bad then
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
28 Jun
@RebeccasFarm No it's not too bad. Sometimes we go up to their house too.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
They travel from Barton-under-Needwood near Burton-upon-trent which is about half an hours drive away.
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@LindaOHio (99950)
• United States
27 Jun
How lovely that you were visited by some of your family. They were very kind to vacuum, dust and take your old items to the curb.
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@LindaOHio (99950)
• United States
28 Jun
@sharonelton Wow! That's really early!
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
28 Jun
Thank you very much. Yes, they were very kind. And do you know something? My Mum just told me that the scrap man came for the stuff this morning at 6:00am!
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
29 Jun
@LindaOHio I know, that's what I thought!
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@moonandstars (60737)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Jun
with new things, it's good to have an extra hand and glad that you spent a good day together
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
30 Jun
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
2 Jul
@moonandstars Trophies indeed!
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
29 Jun
Thank you very much. Yes, it was very nice.
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@CarolDM (188080)
• United States
27 Jun
Sounds like a happy time for everyone. Good for you. That is what life is all about. I miss my family.
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@CarolDM (188080)
• United States
28 Jun
@sharonelton Thank you. Enjoy yours.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
29 Jun
@CarolDM My pleasure and thank you very much.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
28 Jun
Yes, it was very good. We enjoyed it. I'm sorry about your family.
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@Jenaisle (6287)
• Philippines
27 Jun
That was one heaven of a visit for you. Kids do always make things around the home livelier and seem non-typical. I mean their antics can be turning the house upside down with their antics, but you still feel happy and contented that you have your family around to make life happier.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
Yes, that's exactly how I feel! We used to hide the helping hands so they couldn't get at it, and we thought they'd got out of the habit, but obviously not!
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@kaylachan (35960)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Jun
Sounds like a productive visit.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
Yes, thank you. It was very productive.
@LadyDuck (401400)
• Switzerland
27 Jun
Your brother and your sister in law are wonderful people. My brother never helped me when he visited. You are lucky to have them.
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@LadyDuck (401400)
• Switzerland
27 Jun
@sharonelton They are really wonderful people.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
@LadyDuck Yes, they are.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
Thank you very much. Yes, they are wonderful people and they are very helpful. We are very lucky to have them indeed.
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• United States
27 Jun
It is nice to have a family get together.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
Yes, it is. And they really didn't have to do all that housework!
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@RasmaSandra (56446)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Jun
What a nice and delightful visit you had I am sure they made you happy.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
Yes, it was a fantastic visit. They did make us very happy. Apparently the boys are having a sleepover at school today in their sleeping bags!
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• United States
27 Jun
That sounds like a very nice visit and very helpful of your brother and sister in law to do housework. When my son comes to visit I always have a chore or two for him to do
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
28 Jun
Yes, it was a very nice visit and they were very helpful. And now we can actually see our carpets!
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@RubyHawk (67541)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jun
You have a very helpful brother. You must be proud of him and the little nephew sound sweet.. Glad they could come for a visit.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
Thank you very much. Yes, I do have a very helpful brother. Yeah, I am very proud of him, but I did recount the story that I was very upset when David was born because I wanted a little sister! He grew on me over the years though! My little nephews are very sweet. They are 10! I can't believe they are 10! Yes, I am glad they could come for a visit.
@Adie04 (14128)
27 Jun
It's nice that nowadays family members can visit each other. During Covid still on the rise, can't.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
Oh, yes, I understand. It's lovely to be able to have family round.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
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27 Jun
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@JudyEv (283346)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jun
That was kind of your brother and his wife to give you a bit of help. It was probably a novelty for Dave to vacuum with a really good machine.
@JudyEv (283346)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jun
@sharonelton Ali sounds a nice person.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
28 Jun
@JudyEv Yes, she is.
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@sharonelton (13363)
• Lichfield, England
27 Jun
Well, yes it really was. They didn't have to do that. It was very hot too and I had my fan on. They worked up a sweat! Even I got hot doing my bit of dusting. I had to sit down and fan myself with a hand held fan, even though my electric fan was on! Ali said, are you having a hot sweat Sharon? And I said, yes. She said, oh, I hate it when that happens, it's horrible, isn't it?!
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