This year nearly past.

Xmas is over

And today is my grand daughter, Monique's,  5th birthday.  She had a great mermaid pool party


and was so excited when we sang Happy Birthday to her.


So no work today and tomorrow we are heading to the Sunshine Coast to spend a few days with friends.  I find that I am becoming very anti-social.  I like just being here on the island with my dog, my sewing and my own company.  I think I could even do without my husband!  We always visit our friends at this time but I hate leaving Charlie behind, even though I know she will be well looked after.


I also know that now I have to pack in preparation for the move before the builders arrive.  I can still only lift 350g with my left hand so this is going to be a slow process and one I would rather not have to undertake.  I have got used to having a very small space in which I can find nothing and where starting and finishing projects is a problem.  I found I could lay out a quilt on 2 tables pushed together down on level one but we don't have a fly screen door on the back door and the sand flies found me.  As to where we are going to move to, well, that is still a mystery.  We are hoping we can move into the cow house but the owner isn't sure if she has rented it to some holiday makers.  Yes the thing is all about cows.  The builder thinks the alterations will take 20 weeks.

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  The house next door to our land is for sale and if I can buy this at a good price that is an option, but the price would have to be good.  I need to make more than 3 1/2% return on my investment.  Hell, interest rates are low!  I remember paying 17% interest back in the 1990's.  There is another house up the road from this that I could get at a good price.

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If the worst comes to the worst I could buy this.  It all seems a bit desperate at the moment.

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So we head off on our break with all this to return to.  It is all a bit depressing as is the weather.  I hope 2016 is better.


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So glad Monique enjoyed her party so much!

Carolyn Foley

Yes we are all glad it is over.

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