|Dad ready to leave his Yarrawonga unit.|
|the back yard area|
|Chrysanthemums flowering out of season.|
|Arriving at the new unit|
Imagine my surprise when I saw that turn up instead of van, knowing it would be making an interstate journey ........ Thank the Lord for watching over things and keeping rain from getting it all drenched (kmart tarps with holes don't equal water proofing). So Tuesday was a little more tiring than I had planned you might say (not to mention very stressful for Dad who was horrified by it all - trouble is, what options do you have when you have to be out that day and live in a rural area, and it's the 2nd last day of November!)
I was feeling more horrified/ saddened by the fact that all his stuff actually did fit into the trailer ...... even though we kinda needed it to fit in order for it to get moved!
Dad spent that night at our house and then he and I made the trek to fly out of Albury, via Sydney to Brisbane. I was very thankful I'd thought to phone Qantas and arrange for mobility assist - they did a great job meeting us and helping Dad, who really did need the extra assistance as the flights played with his inner ear and balance - I'm sure the stress of the big move also played a major role. All in all, it was a good trip up on Wednesday and Dad stayed with Uncle Richie that night, allowing the brothers time to catch up with each other.
Meantime, I stayed with a friend of mine who has her own dog grooming business and Wednesday night just happened to be the Christmas dog obedience break up and all were required to attend if we planned on eating dinner lol (not really, but it was a couple of hours of much needed light relief after the past couple of stressful months). I came prepared already dressed in my dress that I told her was also appropriate for Christmas lol - I did have a change of earings with me to add a Christmas touch and being the good friend she is, she had a chrissy hat ready for me to add the finishing touch ....... and voila! From an hour car trek and several hours of plane travel and airports and rental cars to doggie Christmas party ! Love it lol
|Photos with one of her doggies before we left|
and Thursday morning just after 9am the stuff arrived (and another removalist to assist). Uncle
Richie was on hand to assist and a couple of hours later an old friend of mine showed up. We took a much needed break for morning tea at the coffee shop and Sheila and I caught up on old times. It was so lovely to catch up with her again and she stayed to help with more unpacking of Dads stuff. The last time I saw Sheila we were at the same retirement village cleaning out my Grandmothers Unit while she was being moved to Palliative Care!
Can you see the little "rocks " (Stacey had bought him those for his garden at Yarrawonga ), and the gnome light (Dad and I both bought one of those when he first moved Yarrawonga) .......... they were packed in the hope he would have a spot to put them at his new unit (he hadn't actually been able to view it prior to moving there, so it was hard to know how things would fit).
|Job done! Unit all Set up xox (Dad took his 1st Ipad photo)|