My stepdaughter and 3 grandchildren (aged 1½, 5 and 6½) have come to live with us for the immediate future.
Finding a new home for them will take a minimum of a few weeks; possibly several months.
Events like this are never planned, and certainly not lightly chosen. Such responses are only made when no other options seem available.
At the moment, life is one day at a time.
I don’t really believe fate or the universe has a built in Force of Irony, but I should have been more careful last week when I said to Maggie, “My Exhibition and your Spring Fling event are now over, and it’s still a few weeks until the kids break up for the summer holidays. The weather is good and life is quite peaceful just now. We should make the most of this...”