I had a hip replacement in June this year. I am usually the gardener in our household and as a consequence literally nothing has been done this year.
Our garden which is normally well cared for has been left to grow wild. We are not old, I was 59 at the time of my operation. My husband is healthy. He spends all his spare time on his hobby of coarse fishing, but will simply not help with the garden. He spends a lot of money on this hobby.
We could afford a gardener if he spent less on his hobby. Time off work prior to and after my surgery means I don't have the funds myself, to pay for a gardener to tidy the place up. By next year it will be a wilderness. We own our house and both should have a financial interest in keeping things tidy.
Anyone else have ideas about how to tackle this?
Son's fiancee hates us - we're going to family therapy
My dilemma is that she's a slob - how to discuss with her?
A level of gravitas and decorum has been lost - don't think she's a naive player