Monday, 28 February 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
- This week I have 10 pieces of literaure per hosue.
- I will pick up and sort over 2500 pieces of junk mail
- When I stacked all the piles to to be delivered on top of ecah other - it was as almost as tall as me.
- I weighed the junk mail this week and it came to 77kgs (that is more than I weigh!)
Sad to confess that I am a man who likes the facts and figures....I am sure some of you like me find that 'the game' makes more sense when you know the score!
When I have done it all, I wonder if anyone will actually read it?
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
In addition to the blinds many of the windows have 'dress curtains' ...fabric hung either side to make the place look nice but the curtains don't actually work!
At night Nicky likes fresh air when we sleep and so always has the windows open. This can lead to a pleasant breeze or full on gale which has blown the blinds around letting in the light and making a noise like a flock of crows are in the room all night!
This week, after 7 months we discovered the curtains actually work in the bedroom. We now can have the window open and it be quiet and dark! We have had the best nights sleep since we got here! How did it take us so long to work that one out?!?
What have you discovered recently that you should have been aware of for some time?
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Sunday, 13 February 2011
The paperwork has dragged on but she has been able to secure a job as a school receptionist for one term only. This has been great - she is bringing in money, she is not spending, she is busy and being stretched!
The staff at Winthrop Baptist College are friendly and supportive and appreciate Nicky and what she brings to the team.
In the first week on the job they had a new phone system installed and asked Nicky to record the answerphone message..in her best Queens English.
I have to admit that I have phoned the school out of hours just to listen to my wife's voice (I dare you to have a listen 08 9314 7722)
I guess she would appreciate me listening more when she is around!
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Saturday, 5 February 2011
Charles Yelverton O'Conner was an eccentric but brilliant man who years ago was Engineer in Chief of Western Australia. His clear vision and dedicated hard work resulted in projects like Fremantle Harbour being built and the Goldfields water scheme which carried water over 330 miles to where the gold rush was happening.
Yet he was mocked and teased by his generation to the extent that he rode his horse into the sea where he took his own life (leaving a wife and 7 children)
Have you ever been tempted to give up because of what others say?
Friday, 4 February 2011
With the hottest month ahead (it was 38 degrees today and our A/C has been broken a week) we had previously been told that the caste would come off today and so we planned a family trip to the the beach tomorrow.
Following another 3 x-rays it has been decided that the cast needs to stay on for another 2 weeks: the only compensation is that we managed to get a bright blue cover for it.
I will be taking Josh back to hospital in another 2 weeks - the same morning I am taking Lois to the orthodontist!
Amazing that the break which happened in a split second during a football game will take weeks to recover.
I guess it often takes longer to heal than it does to hurt.
I know as a parent and husband the importance of words because the damage done by these can last a very long time.