Our friend returned home but found himself in great discomfort and pain. The hospital re-admitted him and he has began intravenous chemotherapy and he is pleased to know he won't lose his hair. He has been assured he will make a full recovery and their plans to move overseas, while delayed, can still go ahead, with a check up every couple of years back in Australia. It is very good news and while he still has some bad back pain and chest pain now and can barely get out of bed, he is more cheerful now.
Tomorrow all patients will be removed from the old hospital to the new one and staff too. While the old hospital is not that bad, it is space for all the equipment that is now in use that wasn't around when the hospital was built that is a huge problem.
Our balcony chairs broke a good while ago. We bought a cheap new set of chairs and kept the old table. After the hospital visit we went to two big tin shed hardware stores in the area we were in, they are side by side, and bought a new setting. It cost a good bit more than I intended spending. The table top is a mosaic of imported slate (actually, the whole setting is imported from Vietnam, but no need to tell anyone that) and we are extremely happy with it. The bonus is, it gives us a better views than the old setting that blocked the view out a bit.
Trouble is with buying something a forty minute drive away is that it is a bugger to return if the product is not right and unfortunately one table leg is not right, so it was wobbling. Forty cents later, 10 cent pieces by four, it is not longer wobbling.
After we bought the setting, and I may not have if the call came earlier, the garage rang. We have serviced your old car. The window that has collapsed has been pushed up and locked up. You need four new tyres, there is an oil leak and an engine mount needs replacing. I authorised the new tyres but not the other things. The car is travelling about 15 kilometres a week at the moment and we may get rid of it in the near future and only have one car.