Friday, November 09, 2018

For the record

Sunday before last, friend died.

Monday with Hairdresser Friend visit surviving brother.

Thursday, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Friday weekly shopping normally done on a Saturday then Sister stayed overnight after a work reunion. Dine across road at new Thai place. Very good.

Saturday visit four young great nieces and assorted relatives on Mornington Peninsula. Make sandwiches, walk to the park.

Sunday, back to work.

Monday, have day off for funeral. Take Hair Dresser Friend.

Tuesday, Melbourne Cup Day. Up and out early to place bets. Invest $22 for a return of $4.60. Visit Firefighting Nephew and Wife on Bellarine Peninsula. Joined by Oldest Niece, her two young ones and Ex Sis in Law. View where their new apartment is about to built. Nice lunch at Salty Dog Cafe. Joined by Mother, who is staying at Sister's as ABI Brother is having a hip operation, Sister and Little Jo for fruit pie and coffee back at Fire Fighting Nephew's rented house. Watch Melbourne Cup. Home.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - work. R visited ABI Brother in hospital. A little quieter this coming weekend with perhaps one social engagement and one visit to ABI Brother in hospital.

Mornington Peninsula. They'd be great nieces. 



Seagulls have no respect for art.






Opposite the funeral home. First time I have ever seen this plant and then lo and behold, there is one the same in Firefighting Nephew's rented home.


Bellarine Peninsula. Firefighting Nephew's beach near where their apartment will be built.


The local park. Good and sturdy padlocked gates but no fence. Oops. A bit of family in the shot.



22 comments:

  1. You HAVE been busy. And it has been a bit of a mixed bag too. Some lovely, and some less so.
    Rest up.

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    1. EC, quite so on both counts.

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  2. Busy week! The home with the plant looks like a fabulous place.

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    1. Sandra, it is a nice '40s house, heavily renovated.

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  3. You are very busy.
    Have a photo of the flower but can't think what it's called.
    Nice photos Andrew.

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  4. I suspect the gate posts and gate are some 'Conceptual Artwork' from the early 1900's.

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    1. Cro, haha. The concept did not include a fence.

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  5. The padlocked gates without fences are funny. Brings to mind a scene in the movie Blazing Saddles.
    Seagulls have no respect for art? Nor for anything else!

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    1. River, yes, they are messy birds. Their numbers are too high, sustained by rubbish tips.

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  6. I like the wooden art pieces Andrew.
    The plant is an Agave that is blooming, I have one in my garden but not as big.

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    1. Sami, thanks. Such plants received a mention in the next post.

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  7. I thought you were retiring. You are a busy boy. Way to go. Just keep on being busy for as long as possible.

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    1. Diane, not too much longer before I take extended leave and then retire.

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  8. Quite a busy week. The pictures are great! This past week was such for me, and the next two weeks as well. I need to remember to take pictures! You are so good at that, Andrew.
    How is your brother? How is your sister coping with your mother?
    Agave! Thanks Sami for the identification.

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    1. Maribeth, my brother has done well. Sister and Bone Doctor are out a lot and always very busy, so Mother is getting a little bored on her own. No reports of arguments. Little Jo took the day off school mainly because Mother was home to supervise her. She had a lovely day with screens and earbuds.

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  9. Gates with padlocks, no fence, that is too funny.

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    1. Strayer, I suppose there was once a fence. I must find out more about the park.

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  10. I'm glad this week is just about over. It was a very noisy week with a lot going on around my cabin...too close for comfort. Tree lopping and mulching disturbing the peace and quietness. I was without phone and internet connection for a couple of days.

    Things are back to some semblance of "normal"...so me and my two furry mates are calming down. :)

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    1. Lee, I should not complain when you have so much to complain about. I hope this coming week is better for you.

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  11. When did I miss mother moving in with sister and bone doctor Andrew, wasn't she with brother? Is it definite now that she won't be going home? I hope you have a quieter week ahead ✨

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    1. Grace, yes definite that she won't return home. Brother is in hospital for a hip replacement, so that is why she is at Sister's.

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