Saturday, July 27, 2019


Well... today I have a double shift at the rest home, morning and afternoon.

I doubt I will get a chance to update ... and obviously there ain't gunna be anything to update about!

So... if this is it for the day... sorry.

Been thinking along these lines lately... right now we are just working to get by, day to day.
Next year?  I'm hoping things are gunna change big time.  We have plans.

More on that another time.


2.30 pm:  a very quick update.
Step one of my plans...

ABOVE:  My letter of resignation to the Rest Home. 

Two reasons.
1.  My back and arms are killing me constantly.  I'm living on painkillers.  So, I am going to be working my notice (2 weeks), then leaving.

I will keep my private house cleaning jobs for the time being.  They do not involve such long hours of constant bending, scrubbing etc.

2. Our 'long term plans' will involve changing where we live.  It probably won't be in Cambridge.

More on that another time.

NOW... I have to get back to work.

6 pm:  Home from work.  My back is BURNING.  And god help me if I turn the wrong way ... grrrr.  Need more pain killers STAT.

Stew is cooking dinner tonight.  AND his sister Khady is due here for the night.  It's going to be lovely seeing her again.  Not seen her since last year I think?

Brylee is at work till 8.30, Griffin is at the movies with his girlfriend and a mate.  I will be going out later to pick them up from Hamilton.

That way Stew can visit with his sister AND watch the rugby.  I don't know what's more important to him, sister or rugby??? Might be a close call.  *smiles*

For now... I'm going to dose myself up with some panadol and just try and relax for a while.  Tomorrow I have another double shift.


  1. I totally agree about the passing of time. My daughter's friend's mother died the other day (64) and it's a real reminder that we are here for a good time and must live while we can. Stu and I are on a mission to tick off our travel bucket list - four months until a month touring USA then next year UK. My kids don't need our money and as long as we can retire comfortably then hell, I'm travelling. I'm saving lots of NZ travel until last because the overseas stuff is more strenuous and it gets harder to get travel insurance (for medical) as you get older.

  2. Love that quote you put there Chris .. So true ..

    Enjoy your day


  3. Wonderful quote, and we do not know what is around the corner, so enjoy while you can.

  4. Sandy in the USA11:30 AM

    That quote is so very true! Your future plans sound interesting :)

  5. I'm glad you have resigned. You would be able to earn more cleaning houses I think! You do such a thorough job, it could be like a specialist service.

  6. Penny5:49 PM

    Wow, big move but you know you best!

  7. Your back pain sounds awful - if it doesn't improve once you finish your job then you need to get it checked. Good call on the job though as it sounds pretty hard going most days.

  8. That seemed like a lot of work and you are never home! Good for you!


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