Looking back, I think I may have been a little harsh in my treatment of Herself.
She has been [and continues to be] a good wife and a good mother.
During our thirty five and more years together, she has stood by me in my times of trouble and tribulation. She worked very hard to pay the mortgage. She managed to bring up our daughter K8 with only relatively minor psychological problems. She was even good enough to keep her family at bay [most of the time], leaving me to lead a peaceful life.
Yes. She has been a wonderful wife to me, and I have treated her harshly, I’m sure you will agree.
This is going to change.
The time has come for me to show my appreciation for the years of backbreaking sweat and toil she has put into making our marriage a happy one.
I have a little surprise for her.
I have been doing some renovations when she hasn’t been around. I have been busy tidying and decorating. I am finished and I think she will love my work.
Tomorrow, I am going to break the wonderful news to her.
I’m moving her out of the coal hole at last.
I hope she is very happy in the garden shed.