Yesterday morning we got up bright and early to visit MIL as well as go to her house to clean it...
She is doing well and can now sit at 90-degrees (if you recall, previously it was only 30-degrees), though she has still a long way to go before being discharged.
After visiting with her, BIL, Satoshi and I went to MIL's to clean.
Apparently over the past week, rats had a field day in her house, eating whatever they could find on the altar as well as whatever was in the kitchen.
They set off the alarm and BIL was notified. Apparently when they went in to check, food was even found in the bathroom, which is quite far from the kitchen!
OM! her house is a hoarder's house...seriously....bags with things still new untouched, covered with newspaper so as not to get "dust" on it.
But because she covers the bags with newspaper, she doesn't know what is in the bags and in the end buys more of the same things...sigh.
She also loves to keep all sorts of empty candy bins, containers and plastic shopping bags.
Of course, if she kept all of these things in one place, it would be a little organized, but she has a little here and a little there.
Going through everything was scary especially when we found things that were gnawed at (probably from the rats). (Thank goodness we didn't see any or I am sure you would have heard me scream from where you are!)
We had to go through her refridge and throw out lots of food too.
After going through just the kitchen, we ended up with 6-30 liter bags of rubbish! and decided to call it a day (for now)...
We still have so much more to clean, but decided to wait and see if this stops the rats from partying there.
It was a very traumatic day for all of us, but we were happy to clean up MIL's a bit.
My post is titled "ebisu kabocha" because I had this along with a sandwich for breakfast.
It was a melon pan filled with ebisu kabocha puree.
Melon pan is usually a butter roll topped with puff pastry and then topped with coarse sugar.
I don't usually eat this because I heard it is high in calories but couldn't resist the color and shape...just like a pumpkin.
Anyway, that's what we've been up to, hope your week is a good one.