I've just had a great 5 days of being waited on and spoilt. My brother and sister in law have just left after staying with us since last Thursday and it has been so good. Cups of tea and coffee made for me, meals cooked for me when we didn't eat out or order a takaway , washing up done ( they don't have a dishwasher so were happy to wash and wipe up), sitting with C so I could pop out for a while to a friend and also spend uninterrupted time gardening to come in when my dinner was on the table. When we went out they put down the ramps and folded them up again, locked up the house and helped me strap the chair into the car, reversing all actions on our return. We had proper conversations and lots of laughter. Before they left they stripped the bed and put the laundry in the washing machine.
I still did most things for C although they were happy to hold the tissues when he coughed, wheel the hoist in when required and numerous other things. They have probably gone home exhausted but I feel great.
I would highly recommend having helpful people to stay. I didn't have to worry about packing, everything we needed was here, C could sleep in his own bed and I don't have a weeks worth of washing to do. Another bonus, it didn't cost the earth.
When they were here I gave them a key and they went out several times to visit my sister in law's relations so we had some time to ourselves.
When they left they said if I'd have them, could they come in November. Of course it was a great big YES!