Visit from my brother and my little nephews.
By Sharon Elton
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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• Raurkela, India
@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.
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.
• Lichfield, England
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.
• Lichfield, England
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?!