Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Week That was and the One to Face

The above little piece I started whilst travelling in Europe when we did some felting at the gite in France- it was machine felted and then I started to stitch it. There is a lot of stitching to still go in, but as I have done no other work it is soemthing to show.

The last week has been another roller coaster- we did get the house to rent- hoorah- but there are so many things going on it has been a tedious process moving in and it won't really happen till the weekend. Tonight I have to take my daughter for an MRI scan of a tumour in her left thigh - which has previously been looked at and is benign- but is presently causing her a lot of pain. Then we see the specialist tomorrow.

Then I had a small car accident ( well it was not really an accident more of a minor scratch really) in the car I hired to get home from the aiport- talk about a scratched bumper bar being expensive- there was a $3000 insurance excess and that has gobbled up a lot of my hard earned dollars. ( since when is a plastic bumper bar a 10th of the value of a whole car???) I don't think I will ever hire a car in Australia again- all of my experiences with the car hire companies have not been good.

And we are in the process of trying to arrange a student exchange for my middle daughter int he Netherlands- as she has not been living at home there is a lot of bureaucracy to deal with- though they are supportive of the idea and plan- meanwhile paperwork to do and t's to cross and i's to dot. So not much work is getting done
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Judy said...


So glad you got a house to rent; rotten luck about hire car; I hope your daughter gets he student and exchange.

Good luck with finding sewing time!

smarcoux said...

Well the good things are the house which will give you space and distance and that the middle daughter they are at least agreeing to the exchange which can only be a good postive move for her.

Anonymous said...

The good news is the house and your daughter, who's probably coming to the Netherlands.This will hopefully be a positive step for her. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the other daughter.

Shiley said...

wat een vette pech allemaal, en wat een diefstal, 3000 voor een bumper?! Gelukkig is de tumor bij dd goedaardig, pak van je hart, ook al is een operatie niet leuk. En nu nog duimen voor de exchange-regeling, de kinderen van mijn zus zijn ook allemaal al naar Europa geweest. Veel geluk in je nieuwe huis! Shirley