On a brighter note I found a library open in the next suburb, so I went Saturday morning what a lovely library in the Mall at Bishopdale it is, they call it a Mall but having lived in Britain I know it's real a Precint, and it 's shops are open and it's small and everyone was friendly so I might do more shopping there, as our favourite butcher has a shop there and I didn't know that, so that puts paid to any rumour that I know everything.
|Lovely books, how I love books and libraries|
|carrot cake and lemon icing|
|ok decoration 1.........taste 10|
Right well yesterday evening the Contessa rang to say Mum was in hospital, she is 94 and an amazing lady, she had been feeling poorly all week, and didn't go to church on Sunday, this is a red flag becos she always goes, she got progressively sicker yesterday and Dad got the Contessa and the Yorkshire Terrier over and they called an ambulance. It didn't look very good last night, had some kind of infection, but she feeling better and we will have to wait and see, poor Dad is very tired and upset but he did a great job, he is so worried, he said after 62 years married he doesn't know what he would do without her.The Contessa has been running around doing all the coordinating for us down here in Christchurch, my two brothers and me, she has been brilliant, we found it wonderful during the earthquake for her to do all the ringing around keeping everyone informed, it was easier for her to do from the North Island than us here..........so we have made her unofficial family coordinator for all family and national dramas, disasters and other important things, too bad we haven't told her yet.
Work has started in a new place for four of the staff including me, we went to one of the residential providers offices and we have set up a small room for some off their clients who access our service, it was just a day of setting up and buying in all the supplies we will need, cleaning products and tea, coffee biscuits etc. We start in earnest tomorrow with some clients arriving for a very short day, we are opening for 4 hours 10 - 2, so it gives the houses a respite, and for us, some work will get to our businesses we deal with..........it doesn't take long for people to get back to normal, not the normal that was, but a new normal and if we are going to stay and rebuild and the vast majority want this, then this is how we have do it a little at a time, a Make do and Mend type philosophy. With a bit of Keep Calm and Carry On thrown in for good measure. The main building in town is semi repaired, I was a bit optimistic when I said they were going to fix the floor, it's safe but the whole concrete pad needs to be re-laid sometime in the future...................Love Barbara, on good days I am still Aunt Bee.. Split personality, that explains a lot doesn't, could Eileen who leaves me lovely comments give her blog address please, I can't find it ............probably me, remember how technophobic I am.