The view from our lounge room on the Goldie
Thursday 29th December 2011
Todays Weather: Windy with showers
I have taken a leaf out of the way Frank G does his blog, and seeing I have a lot more time on my hands now, I will try to continue to do a daily entry. This way I can report on the days’ happenings, without having to do a whole lot in one go. No doubt there will be days where nothing is happening, so I will just take it as it comes.
The back of the house from the canal
Okay, here we are at our temporary home on the Gold Coast. Still trying to come to terms with not having phones ringing and dealing with the daily grind of 12 to 18 hour days of hospitality management, but I will admit, and although I am having the odd whinge, about retirement, each day gets easier.
The bride in the kitchen again!!!!!!!
As the bride has got her work cut out for her with her caring; five days a week another carer comes in for 4 hours per day; Monday to Friday. That gives us a chance to get out, and go to the beach, go for a walk, do lunch. Me personally I am a free agent, and I can work on the Val (car), have a Poppy Pause (some call it a Nanny Nap), get lost somewhere, so for the next three to four weeks anything can happen, so most of my blogging may be a little mundane, however it has got to better than motel / caravan park management.
The view from the lounge room
So today, apart from the duties that the bride has to perform, we just did the mundane things at the local shopping centre, however that should only be a once a week experience. The rest of the day was a non event apart from me annoying the bride……..that’s my job!!!!!!
Hey looking good for a retired old fart @ 64 and 11 months (he he!!!)
Looking east down the canal
Friday 30th december 2011
Todays Weather: Windy with Showers
Not another good day weather wise, so apart from the normal, did a little work on the Val, and during the afternoon Fraser, his wife Sophie and their brand new bub Arabella, dropped in to say hi to Ann. Fraser is the only boy and the youngest of the children of Anns', and although now living in Melbourne, were up on the coast for the news years break, and to see Ann of course.
The bride as in prevoius posts has been associated with Ann and the children (now adults of coures) for more than four decades, and basically an unofficial "Aunty". On many occasions she has spent long periods of time with the kids when they were little, hence there has always been a close relationship with the family for all this time. Hence when the call came to care for Ann, the bride jumped at it.....with no hesitation. That is what family is all about I guess.
Sophie, Fraser and Arabella
Saturday 31st December 2011
Todays Weather: Windy, cloudy, few showers.
Gee we are not having much luck with the weather. Today was fairly un eventful, apart from me giving the Val (car) a good scrub. I will polish section by section of the car over the next week.
Well toniight is NYE, and will we be going out with he cast of thousands..........noooooooooo!!!!!! We will just stay home like a couple of good old Geriatric Gypsies. Actually this is the first Christmas / New Year period, we haven't been incaserated within the confins of a motel somewhere. Nice change.
Anyway after dinner or tea, depending which state you live in, we settled down to a couple of reds, punctuated by the odd port, with all intentsions of seeing in the new year. Guess what, I did my usual trick, and fell asleep by 10pm, with the bride not long after at 11pm. Geeeezus we are a couple of boring old farts. Also the bride was fired up earlier in the night about the 31 million dollar lotto, and how she was going to spend it. Yeah...yeah heard it all before, and sure as eggs, the results........squiddly, dat as per normal.
So we checked out the kids fireworks at Paradise Point where we could see a bit from the patio, which was all over and done with, in two mouth fulls of port.
A'h well another year bites the dust.
Well bring on the fire works!!!!!!!!
Is that it????????
O'h well Happy New Year!!!!!!!!