We had a nice meal at Lemon Bistro, a Thai restaurant in town, with Sis in Law afterwards. We enjoyed her company for the two night visit, but always nice to have our place back to ourselves. Non Dreaded Nephew is giving up his Carlton garret and so I felt obliged to tell Sis in Law to pass on that he is welcome to stay with us if he has had a night in town, or a night on the town in town. He knows that already.
Thursday was an expensive day, with my car getting its annual service, which was three months late, $1200 for a 12 year old car. Drive shafts were replaced, rear brake shoes and cylinders were replaced. When I was rung and told the details, on the list were globe replacement, a brake light and a parking light. I protested that I was very surprised about that. Because R and I park in front of or behind each other at home and we often have to swap cars, we quickly notice if a light on either car is not working. They did not appear on the bill. I suppose out of $1200 a couple of dollars for light globes is nothing. But I don't like to feel ripped off, even if I am being.
I also went to the dentist the same day, who sends reminders every six months. Golly gosh, is it four years since I have been to the dentist for a check up and clean? Damn, said the dentist under her breath. There is nothing wrong. How can I earn some money? You have some old fillings that may need replacing and one or two teeth may need a crown. I nodded in an agreeable manner that did not indicate, when hell freezes over. If my teeth aren't broke and hurting, then I am not doing anything but a check for cavities.
Saturday, shopping and a deliciously greasy breakfast out. Arvo, drive to Station Pier and take a decent walk, the benefits immediately ameliorated by a serve of chips and potato cakes, scallops for youse up north. And then more Thai food at Siam Thai in Caulfield. Great decor, great service, weird Tom Yum and everyone was happy with their food except me. I made some poor choices by being adventurous but doesn't Galloping Horse sound so interesting? So unlike me. Next time I will go for the sweet and sour