Thursday, 7 May 2009

Answers on a ...

... postcard please. It's amazing some of the things you find in people's lofts! Mum had told me ages ago that their loft was empty apart from a couple of small black ash units that youngest son had stored up there years ago - definitely more than 10 years ago! Knowing that the whole house, including loft, had to be cleared and thinking that one of these units may suit Dad's TV in his new home, youngest son ventured into the loft on Sunday. Turned out that there was a little bit more than the units up there. Not much more, admittedly, but it wasn't quite as empty as I'd been led to believe. There was a couple of rolled offcuts of carpet, all wrapped up nicely in an old flannelette sheet (ideal for the arthritic dogs at the Dogs Trust - the carpet, that is), a Baby Burco wash boiler - all sparkly and looking like new - and ....... well, try and guess what this is.

It was in a very large brown paper bag which was then inside a very large linen bag made from a sheet. Youngest thought it might have been a vacuum cleaner. I didn't unwrap it until Monday but by then I had a pretty good idea of what it was! Answers on a postcard (just for fun) - OK in the comments - and I'll reveal the answer in due course.
Thanks for dropping by .....

5 comments:

Budge said...

Well Pam that looks like some sort of a splint for a leg.
it is surprising what we put in our lofts and forget about.
Hope your Dad settles in to his new home when the time comes it will be a bit of a wrench after so many years with alot of good and bad memories for him to leave behind.

My'scardcorner said...

Yep looks like some kind of leg support cant wait to find out :0)
Want to come and sort my loft out Pam it sure could do with it lol:0)

sheffsue said...

Prosthetic(SP?) limb...er..I think.
wouldn't like to think what is in my loft. Never been up there.

Sue x

Anonymous said...

Yep Pam i agree with the support idea,arm or leg?
I am scared to go into our loft there is that much stuff up there,i am suprised some times its not all sitting in one of the bedrooms.
Sue

Sylvia said...

I thought it would have been a splint or neck collar ....

Well done Sue you clever thing....xx