John continues his holiday which is sounding more like General Patton’s March through Europe in 1944/45. Just reading his posts is tiring in itself :o) He starts his last tour now which is a twelve day tour of Northern Europe.
I am still in Adelaide at this very moment but I leave for home in the morning. The funeral went well, as funerals go. I was very pleased that there were more people there than had been expected. Several members of
his family from New South Wales had come over, which was very pleasing. I had a coffee and a biscuit then started back up the Main South Road onto the South Road Superway, which is the reconstructed new roadway, and directly to Salisbury/Elizabeth. to do some shopping for herself. I will be home for the remainder of this week and then heading out of town again, one to fulfill a contract and the other to come back down to Adelaide and pick up John from Adelaide Airport. He has been sending photographs back and some of them are really quite interesting, while some really need some explanation. Someone suggested that I just stay down in Adelaide, go to the conference and then pick up John on the Monday save money on fuel. Arguably true, but the hotel bill would be a lot more than the fuel costs – and, as I have already commented, I do not stay with people
I have an AppleMac laptop, which comes to Adelaide with me, but I also have another “laptop” that travels everywhere with me, buses, trains, car, hospital, doctors and shopping. It’s the first thing I lift when I go out and it’s the last thing I fill in at night. It’s called a Filofax and I would be lost without it. It is more important to me than any electronic device. When herself makes an appointment for either hospital or the doctor, she tells me and I note the time and date in my Scanda and can then make arrangements to get her there by making sure that I am free on these days. My Filofax went with me to Geelong and Drysdale and has been all around the Bellarine Peninsula. It traveled to Ballarat, Gundagia. Yaas and Canberra. Well, yes, it has not been overseas but if I did go overseas, it would be with me. So, I am a great believer in simple pen and paper, and whilst I – at times – rant and rave about computers, there is always my Filofax to bring sanity back to things. Unlike the AppleMac., my Filofax is a very personal thing and stuffed full of things that are important to me – for the moment. At the end of the year, all will be removed, a new set of inserts put in and I start with a clean slate all ready for what the year might bring and if past years are anything to go by, it will end up being stuffed to the gills. However, I also record everything from my Filofax into the computer and print off so that i have a bound hard copy. Give me a date and time five years back and I will tell you where I was and what I was doing :o)
I came back home on Wednesday and I am home until Monday Morning then I am away again for the week – coming back on Thursday and heading off to Adelaide on Friday. I come home on the Saturday afternoon, have all day Sunday at home, then head off for Adelaide on Monday morning to collect John from Adelaide Airport. Presently he is on his last days of touring Northern Europe. At the moment I think he is in Prague. On the last week in September I head out of town again for a week and that will be it for the year. Joyful!! I did hope
that we could get some more of that vine chopped down but it has been raining and power tools and rain do not go together. Oh well. soon – soon!!