Karen In Sydney, Australia

1920s Morley Style

Embee Louise

In The Navy (with Brisbane in the background)

08 May, 2010

Well it's going to be a big week!

First of all I wanted to start this blog with a little something I forgot to mention on the last one! Baby Jake got a promotion at work and now has moved from the Warehouse into the office. His title: The Inventory Controller as I like to call it! It's actually Inventory Control, but The Inventory Controller as the Bob the Builder ring to it hehehe.

He is doing really well and enjoying the change but has moved onto a day shift which is driving me insane!!!! But we have or I do anyway, 5 more sleeps until we move into the new house!

I've had a weekend away with my Mum and Grandad (three nights to be exact, not that I was counting hehehe) and whilst they had a great time, for me, it was alot of work, and I found it very sad to sit back and watch them as they have often talked of going away for a weeks holiday but I have never thought that they would be able to look after themselves for a whole week without either Jake or I there. So our little three night journey was mainly for me to be there, but to sit back and just see how they might go on their own.

It must be hard to get old and not be able to do the things you once could. Things that you and I take for granted. Two things spring to mind, 1. Just standing at the kitchen bench and buttering toast! It exhausted Grandad just to stand that long because where he lives, they do this for him etc. and 2. We hired him a scooter but even just taking it out of the complex by having to put a key in the lift was hard as he couldn't see the keyhole to put the key into.

This was something that I hadn't anticipated and he told me on many occasions that he felt useless. Buttttt he did enjoy his scooter/walks and it was sooo funny cause it was like waiting for your child to come home from their first date!! I was waiting for him to return to our apartment, hoping that he hadn't run out of power for the scooter hehehe orrrr worse, turned the scooter over and had an accident. Of course he was fine, but geez how ironic how the tides shift!! When you become the parent looking after them and being concerned hehehe.

Not sure if we will do it again, not down the Gold Coast anyway. Maybe something closer to home but give me 6 months to recover and I am sure I will forget how much work was involved and prob book another short break away!

Last night was an eventful night too. In a nutshell I was driving home with Al from the city where we had had a couple of Friday night drinks and dinner in the city and we were not far from my house when when turned into quite a busy road and there was this little dog running along and across the busy road, we turned the car around and I jumped out as the little dog was then running across this major intersection and there I was putting my hand up trying to stop the traffic, trucks included at like 8pm at night!

Three cars pulled over to help and we managed to get the little dog into Al's car and took it to the Emergency Vet which happens to be at the end of my street. It didn't have a collar but we were hoping for a Microchip, which thank god it had, but here is the thing: there are like 5 databases and it wasn't as easy as we first thought.

The dog ended up being a female (took us a while to get that close to see lol) and the vet had had one phone call that night about a missing dog. It kinda matched the description but then again, not really. But it was worth a shot and they had also told us that as the dog wasn't injured they couldn't keep it, so here we were waiting for these people to turn up, me thinking I might end up with another dog! Now Embee would love it, but still..... and so we hear a car pull up and Al goes to open the door anddddddddd THANK GOD it was their little dog Casey, who was 10 years old and had arthritis!

The couldn't believe how she had traveled that far down the road and had no idea how she had gotten out or what time! We all cried and hugged and they kept thanking us, even offering to buy us something to drink but we said No. We could only hope that if one of our dogs had escaped that someone would do the same thing for our dog.

One of the ladies also told us that it was a bit freaky but her best friend was psychic and she had rung her friend that night and she told her that Casey was on a main road and about to be hit by a car!!!

It's funny how things work out, as we only made plans to go out that night at like 3pm otherwise we wouldn't have been driving at that time of night on that road together!

It was such a relief to reunite them all and such a wonderful feeling. As soon as I got home I told Jake and cried again and gave Embee Louise a HUGE HUG!!!

Ok, so the week ahead. As mentioned before, we have or I have 5 nights before I leave on our little adventure to Daydream Island in the Whitsundays! Andddd I have to pack up the house before I leave. Today I packed ONE BOX! haha. I have a good reason: we don't have any packing tape to make up boxes! Sooooo tomorrow morning I will be up early and buying some and getting this crappy job done!

I fly out on Thursday for Hamilton Island with Elaine and our house settles on the Friday at 2.15pm. I can see me now: sitting at the pool bar, mobile phone in one hand waiting for the call, then to order a celebratory drink! I read on our itinerary that on Friday night we have a Sunset Cruise at 4.30pm! So I need to make sure I make it on the boat, I look decent and can walk! hahaha.

So many changes are about to happen and I have felt like my life has been kinda suspended for the last six months whilst we rented. So it will be exciting to leave for holidays from one house and return to be living in another!

Our holiday on Daydream should be interesting too! You see it's a Singles week! So there will be lots of shenanigans I am sure to report on, on my return!

I am thinking that I should maybe ring ahead and forewarn them that we are on our way! hahaha. And as my Grandad would say: Batten down the hatches!!!

Well that's it for now kids!

Hope you have a great week too! xxx
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