Life continues at “ Snail’s Pace” here, Hugh is using crutches all the time, has physio appointments twice a week, continues with pain medication, more prescribed last Thursday.
I still look at the “ RED BEAST” aka Suzuki Quad, in the shed, and try not to be overwhelmed by its size, the narrow gap between it and the sides of the shed, ( Hugh says I exaggerate!!) , climb on and start it up!!! Instructions followed to the letter, so careful not to scratch, bump or leave any mark at all, it is his pride and joy.Firewood can be loaded onto the tray, both front and rear, saving me from trying to reverse with the small trailer behind. Those words “ If at first you don’t succeed” do not apply in this case, too many tries needed with no success at all !!!
I am hoping we get the appointment to see an orthopaedic specialist very soon.
Meantime, daily chores, like laundry, housework, meals, and firewood continue.
Last week Noel Leeming, a large department store nationwide, ran a competition, prizes included 2 cameras, one a Nikon , one a Canon, and Samsung whitewear. (A fridge-Freezer, a dishwasher and a washing machine). You had to send in a photo of your old appliance and a few words about it.
This is our spinner, for use when the power is off, we can run it off the generator.You have to wash the clothes by hand, then put into the bowl, then spin out the dirty water, then rinse in another bucket, by hand, then spin again!!! It is small, and very old. I entered this for Hugh.
My own washing machine, fill by bucket, empty water into a bucket, very small bowl, ( = very small loads), a new one would be a dream come true.
I took the photo, entered it for Hugh, and didn’t think about it after that. Next morning, watching the news on TV One, I hear his name, and there is our weather man Sam, announcing that Hugh had won a Samsung front loader washing machine.
Now all I need to do is get the manual, and make sure he knows how to use it!! Many thanks, Noel Leeming, and Breakfast at TVNZ
Here it is, framed in Purple, not sure why, maybe P for Purple matches P for Prize!!!
My dear friend continues to bring “meals on wheels” last night was a delicious roast, all beautifully arranged on a huge oval platter, cauli, broccoli and peas, roast potato, kumara and pumpkin, pork slices, and gravy in a packet. Heat and Eat!!! Delicious, and nectar for my soul and tired body.
Other friends phone, email, txt., comment, or send prayers, hugs and loving thoughts, all so appreciated.
If I do not comment on my favourite blogs, I am still reading all your news, I read of your weather, approaching winter, first snow falls, quilting news, family updates and more. I will resume my blog and comments when my days are easier.
Quotation of the day, author unknown,
“ You do not miss the water until the well runs dry”
Greetings from Jean