Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Change!

Now, if by any chance there are people out there still reading my blog, you may well have guessed
things have been a little crazy around here...... again...... perhaps I just have to come to terms with crazy being my "normal"!  Anyhoo ..... Another trip up to Brisbane, this time the plan was to help Dad move into a little unit in Wynnum on the Bayside .  With an early morning flight booked, Hubby made the wonderful suggestion that  Dad and I should go down the night before and  stay in a motel close to the airport - what a blessing that turned out to be!! And even better yet, Stace was able to drive over to see us at the motel for a bit !
at Cleveland
Having moved soooo many times myself, I like to be somewhat organised, so -- before we left, knowing I only get so much time off work to do these things, everything was finely tuned - removalist booked, solicitor booked for signing of contracts, Telstra booked after 4 phonecalls and 2 hours trying to explain that yes, he does only have a landline, no mobile, no internet, no NBN ......its just a landline!!!  To cut an extremely long and painful story short - the real estate agent we have been dealing with over the past 10 months didn't give us accurate info - or pictures - we did get pictures of the next door court yard, and we did get photos that must have been taken a very long time ago, like when the carpet was new and not needing to be pulled up
Looking back towards Wynnum
and thrown out....... yarda, yarda, yarda ....... equals no contract signed and fun cancelling everything!  Gather our thoughts together and move along.......
 So Dad is settling back into his place after his month long recovery holiday down here with us.   And, instead of packing and moving, we took some time to go down to the bay one day and enjoy some down time while we got our heads back into current reality and did the whole "where to from now".  We planted Scarlet Runner Beans at his unit and did a bit of a rearrangement of stuff and made plans for him to come down for another visit in a few months instead.

Thankfully, he is in much better health than when I had to go and collect him after discharge from the hospital, so that is a big positive!!  He had such a lovely time down here (apart from feeling the cold), absolutely loved the garden (his favourites were these scarlet colored roses and the purple poppies), and sitting out on our front veranda watching everything going on




 

















..... he and Scruffy became quite good friends, and Scruffy has been missing having his friend with him all day, especially when everyone is at work.  It's been nice to have these weeks with Dad and talk of things long since past, as well as him get to know how our daily life tends to click on by.

 

6 comments:

Tracy said...

Glad your dad is feeling better. Sorry to hear you had the real estate dramas.

Jo said...

It's nice to have some family time.. Moving is always stressful. Hope everything is worked out now

Helen said...

Oh no what a disappointment for all. on the up its great dad was able to stay with you and spend extra family time in your beautiful home.x

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, that is too bad, but you are such a good daughter for taking care of him so well and looking out for him and making sure his new place was up to standards. Nice that you had this extra time with him and that he is feeling much better. It is always difficult to say goodbye.....hoping all goes well if he decides to move to a new place after all. x Karen

Chookyblue...... said...

being a parent carer myself at the moment too....nice to have the special time with our parents.......

janet said...

Your dad looks so sweet. Glad he is feeling better. Stacy looks just like you!! xoxoxoxo