Our son Simon has helped us. We bought a luxurious leather secondhand three piece suite, which came apart so we didn't need a truck to transport it, as the pieces fitted in the car. However, the chair seats were very heavy. John and I had already taken one of the armchairs home to our house two days earlier as Gavin's flat is a bit small to have a 3 seater settee and 2 armchairs. I didn't want John to have to lift another heavy piece so rang Simon. He was due to go to Manchester that evening but delayed his works trip by 12 hours and came up from Southampton to help us. He works away a lot, sometimes at weekends and does really long hours, so he is very limited to the help he can give us. Simon has said he will prepare and cook the meal on Christmas day. His daughter (our grandaughter) is 13 and always helps.
That hour nap I had yesterday afternoon did me the world of good and I had a lovely restful night out with Lynda. I feel much better today after a good nights sleep and am ready to get some of the jobs done.