An elderly woman in Australia has had to spend the last seven months on a mission to reclaim her home.
Garth and Sarah Bowerman, a couple in their 80s, were living in an unincorporated area of the state of Queensland when their oldest daughter, Helen, passed away in March.
The couple decided to sell the property and have it divided between Helen and a relative who lived nearby.
“We’re really not sure where we’re going to be,” Ms. Bowermans said.
“It’s a bit of a long-shot.”
The couple are currently on the hunt for a buyer, who will be responsible for paying $6,000 for the property, and are working with a family friend to find a suitable buyer.
Ms. Bartel said her daughter has been in the habit of leaving flowers on her doorstep for people who visited, but the couple didn’t have any money to buy flowers.
(She had been using a collection of books to give out at events.)
So Ms. Barrell said she was able to leave the flowers in a basket for her friend, who went into shock and cried when she saw them.
“I was like, ‘Oh my god, it’s my daughter’s house,'” she said.
When she arrived, the flowers had been gone for several weeks, and the family had only heard from the relative a few times.
Ms, Bowermann said the relative contacted the couple when they came back to collect the flowers.
“The only time I ever saw my daughter was when she came into the house and picked up the flowers and we went and put them in a box and left it,” she said, laughing.
“She was so grateful.
She’s a lovely girl.”
Ms. Manners said she’s been looking for a new home for years and that the last few months have been the toughest of her life.
“She just lost everything,” she told the news website.
A friend said the Bowermans would be “the happiest people on the planet.”
“We’d be the happiest people in the world,” she added.