I hadn’t really thought about the aftermath, about what my mother was going to say to the rest of my family. I sort of expected her to keep this whole thing between us, but then again, this was a pretty conversation-worthy event. My mother had arrived at my house to surprise me. She had wanted to talk about something, which I never found out what, but walked into a house full of rubbish – literally. The piles were head height and the only way to get through my house was to follow the pathways, clearly mapped out with garbage. Mum had lost the plot, gone bonkers, started yelling, screaming, kicking and punching. I’d never seen so much anger come out of her. She had gotten on the phone to Rubbish Removal Canberra and made the arrangements for them to come and clear out my home. She told the team at Deceased Estate Clearance Canberra that it was urgent, so they managed to drop by that afternoon. I was really happy that the guys from Garden Waste Canberra were cleaning out my home. Watching them sure was an eyeopener. I realised a lot about myself that day and vowed to make a change. I hadn’t considered the gossip that would now spread through the family.
I knew that my mother had told people in the family, purely from the comments they were making. My mother denied telling anyone and people always denied knowing what I was talking about. I couldn’t stand the thought of my mother gossiping about me. Even if she needed to vent, she should have kept it between her and Dad – if anyone! It seemed everyone in the family knew, and was making a joke of me, so I decided to stop seeing them for a while.
I am at such a great stage of my life at the moment. Things between my boyfriend and I are getting very serious. We have both had sturdy work for the past year and have managed to pay off all the debt we got ourselves into while we were unemployed. It’s been a long struggle, but now that we are finally here, it is a great feeling. The feeling of financial security is a new feeling for me, but I am loving the experience so far. My boyfriend and I sat down and very carefully worked out a budget. We had both come to the conclusion that after a year of nothing but solid bill payments, we deserved to treat ourselves. We were living in a decent unit, but it was filled with second hand furniture when we moved in, it was all we could afford.
After our third trip to the furniture store, we had chosen all the furniture we wanted for our home. We skipped out of the furniture store, excited to know our order would be delivered the following week. When I got home I started packing up the old furniture. I called Rubbish Removal Canberra and scheduled them in for their next available appointment. The timing was perfect, the next time the Hard Rubbish Collection Canberra guys were available was the day before our new furniture was to arrive. It was weird having everything fall into place and go through such a large change, completely stress free. Normally something went wrong, that would set me right back, but so far everything’s going great. I’d finished packing up all the old furniture and stacked it in the front yard. I knew it didn’t look very nice, piling rubbish on the front verge, but at least if anyone wanted anything they could take it before the men from Deceased Estate Clearance Canberra came to take it all away.