Housework and Good Neighbours

Nineteen years of shirking housework has finally caught up with me. I have not done any housework since the day I broke my neck, not that I have done much prior to that. As Mum is still indisposed, I have taken over the tasks of preparing beverages, cooking simple meals, doing the laundry and washing dishes ? simple tasks that are sometimes challenging due to the weakness in my hands.

However, I have exceptionally helpful neighbours in Mr. Tan, Soon Leong and his wife who helps out with the more arduous housework like mopping the floor, hanging the laundry and buying groceries. Soon Leong?s wife has been cooking lunch for Mum and I for several months now. Mr. Tan usually buys dinner and occasionally lunch too. I am fortunate to have neighbours like them.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.