Wednesday, October 07, 2020

NEW NORMAL

 Today Ron and I start our 'new normal'.

Which means today Ron will visit Mum in the hospital and I will stay home.

But... today Ron will drop me into town so I can do some jobs.  I desperately need to get a cheap Australian phone, so I don't keep running up exorbitant phone charges!

I got my monthly bill and nearly spat the dummy!  It was so BIG.

So, a new phone, a new number and less charges.

I also want to start sending 'stuff' home via the post.

If I keep everything I buy here,  and try to bring it home when I do eventually leave; I am going to end up paying for an entire seat just for my luggage!

So... time to get some parcel bags and send shit home.

Once we are up and ready for the day, we shall ring the hospital and see what sort of night Mum has had.  I'm hoping she did well overnight and didn't get unsettled.  

At least if she needs turning or cares, they will have more equipment, and able hands, to do that easier than Ron and I.

That is the primary reason she went to hospital yesterday.  Ron and I were really struggling with managing a bedridden Mum, and we were scared of hurting her inadvertently.  

Right, I shall get on with the day... catch ya later.

ONWARD...


ABOVE:  Found these from yesterday.  Good Morning Coffs Harbour.

7.22 am: I rang the hospital bright and early this morning to see how Mum was.  She had a 'good' night but woke extremely distressed wanting Ron.  So he's heading out there very soon.
I am getting dropped off at the Plaza mall ... where I will investigate phone options.

11.33 am: Well its taken a while ... but I now have an Aussy phone number. I came to town without my passport... but the Telstra staff were wonderful and connected me up with my drivers license instead.

I've done some shopping! Whoops more summer clothes and shoes. 

Ron says Mum is very, very weak but has most of her marbles... which is rather neat as they've been missing for a while. 

1.21 pm: Well.. I just ran into my first 'glitch' here.
I tried to get a taxi back to the house, and two taxi drivers REFUSED to take me because it's a gravel road and a little steep in places.
So I now have to just sit and wait for Ron to come back from Bellingen soon and pick me up.
Luckily he's almost ready to leave, as Mum is not responsive right now.

TRACY: I don't think I could carry all that lot up a steep gravel road somehow! 

2.54 pm:   And I am finally back at the house with Ron.  I've got a good lot of fresh veges/salads stuff  in the house now.  

The OLD MOO is very sleepy today, but OK.

I am now going to put my poor feet up for a rest!  They really don't like this heat and I was on them walking around the mall for about 5 hours today.  Good exercise I must say, but I've got two blisters coming up UNDER my feet!
Naaaaaasty.

Well the feet still ain't up.  I had to put away the groceries, then wash the floors;  particularly the laundry floor; which reeked after the freezer defrosted.  

Now I am taking a break before cooking dinner!  Which won't be too hard as I bought some pre-made salads so I didn't have to cook much!

ABOVE:  Lacy got her new glasses today.  I think she looks gorgeous.
edit:  The best thing about her glasses is, she doesn't have to SQUINT to see everything now.

6 pm:  Ron and I just had a delicious dinner of lamb sausages, potato salad; coleslaw;  tabbouleh salad;  and cute little tomatoes.

As far as I'm concerned, it's the end of the day.

I'm knackered and am going to finally put my feet up.

33 comments:

  1. Good morni g Chris xx

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  2. Why not just get an Australian sim card? Enjoy your day out, hopefully it will be a more relaxing day for you.

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  3. OMG - I just wrote a big comment and then hit sign out instead of publish! Grrr. Before getting that new phone - just check to see if you can add Australia to your current phone plan for a monthly charge. Another option is using wifi and WhatsApp. If you do go the new phone route - make sure you won't be charged just as high for communication to NZ. That would be a lousy deal.

    Beautiful sunrise! Hope you can get your feet into the sea soon.

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  4. Anonymous8:21 AM

    Good Morning DCR 😊

    hope granny had a good first night at the unit xxx
    #Lacy 💙

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  5. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Chris, I'm sending tight hugs as I've been where you are now. None of this is easy. I hope your mum was able to rest well and the same to you and Ron. {{{HUGS}}} Ky Girl

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  6. Hope your mom had a good night!

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  7. Chris have a look at getting an Aussie sim card

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  8. Get an aussy sim card. you will need to take your passport with you for ID.

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  9. Poor Mum, it must have been distressing waking up and being disorientated and all she wants is someone familiar. I am sure she will be much happier once she sees Ron today and then you tomorrow.

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  10. I really hope Mum settles and you and Ron can have a break. Did they say how long she will be in there?

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  11. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Will she stay here for the duration or will she get to go home? So glad you are able to be with her and Ron during this time. How is Steve doing?
    Lucy

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  12. Good news about your mum. I was wondering how you were paying for your internet and blogging and calls - overseas charges are always expensive if you don't use a foreign SIM. Glad you got that sorted. If you can use someone else's WIFI while you're there, that's the only way really. I'm guessing the hotel had free WIFI? You'd think so...

    Hugs xxx

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  13. Kiwionholidays3:06 PM

    Time poor but thinking of you all there,
    Fab Telstra were so good ,
    Our telco as well 💐💐💐💐

    Cheers 🥂

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  14. Can you get a taxi to the beginning of the gravel road then walk the rest of the way?

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  15. Anonymous5:52 PM

    Gorgeous like my Mumma 💙💜💋
    #Lacy 💙

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  16. Looking good Lacy :-)

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  17. Thinking of you Chris. It's a hard time physically and emotionally. I flew back to spend the last few weeks with my mother thank goodness but missed out on those last days with my father.
    Thank goodness you have Ron and his family but it's so hard on him too. Keep strong. Your mother knows your love and concern for her

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    1. Anonymous11:07 PM

      thanks babe xx 💜
      #Lacy 💙

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  19. Looking great Lacy, glasses suit you

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    1. Anonymous10:01 PM

      Thank you Anne xx 💜
      #Lacy 💙

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  20. Anonymous8:11 PM

    Some people just suit glasses. I think Lacy looks fab in hers. Rest your feet Chris, maybe have a scented foot bath.... thinking of you x
    Ally S Melbourne

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    1. Anonymous9:16 PM

      thank you Ally S xx 💜
      I absolutely love them, oh and being able to see properly 😊 😘
      #Lacy 💙

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  21. Nice glasses Lacy.
    Must have been distressing to wake too unfamiliar surroundings best place to be though for now rest you 2 just rest.
    Blondie

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    1. Anonymous11:08 PM

      thank Blondie1 xx 💜 👀 👓 🤓
      #Lacy 💙

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  22. Kiwionholidays8:38 PM

    What a mixed bag of a day for you there,
    Fab though you were able to get out n about n sort a few things at the Mall ,, was that Park Beach Plaza who did the phone etc ..

    Lacy you so suit those glasses 👓 and of course they are ours here ,,,and you ones fave colour

    Amazing how much clearer everything will seem too,

    Take care n rest up n sleep well Chris

    Nice Ron was able to get up early to see Mum
    Cheers 🥂

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    1. Anonymous8:56 PM

      oh my lord #Kiwionholidays I was so so shocked at how much different and clearer and just wow the world looks when I put them on, a bit to much at first, like everything was 'in my face' and a bit, is it said 'confronting' I'm not sure, but wow just so diffent, but yes after a bit of wearing them today, I take them off and I'm blinder then a blinken ding bat..... shiverz.....😊💋
      oh and I love how they look xx 💜
      #Lacy 💙

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  23. Hope you managed o get those feet up for a rest Chris.

    Lacy, you look gorgeous in your glasses, they really suit you

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    1. Anonymous10:01 PM

      Thank you Jen xx 💜
      #Lacy 💙

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  24. Kiwionholidays9:46 PM

    Lacy 💓💓

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  25. Anonymous10:13 PM

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments about my new Eyes 👀 👓 🤓😊💋💜

    But mostly thanks to my Mum and Dad ect for well being them and making me get them xx 💙

    Love you and Miss you Ma 💙 💜 oh and Dad's still his awesome self xx 💜 love ya Dad hehe xx

    #Lacy 💙

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  26. Hope you managed to get some much needed rest. Take care.

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  27. Lacy looks beautiful! And it's not just the glasses.

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