Thursday 29th May 2014, Beachmere.
More dramas in the household, well in the garage anyway. We had settled back in nicely after our trip to Tassie, and just gotten our expenses and finances organised again after the trip, then, I started hearing strange noises from the transmission area of the car. After test runs and visits to the local mechanics, the finer details of which may as well be left out, it was decided that there was in fact a problem with the clutch assembly. The initial diagnosis, without dismantling anything to investigate, may well result in a very costly fix, so I am very hopeful that when the do dismantle to do the repairs later today that they in fact find that it is a lot less complicated that originally thought, hence will be a lot cheaper to repair. We can be very hopeful can’t we, tomorrow will tell I guess.
Saturday 17th May 2014, Beachmere.
We are now back at Beachmere, QLD, so here is more on our eventful week. My sister Joan was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer around Easter and was given about six months. Last week she developed a serious infection and was taken through to the Launceston hospital and when I was informed of this the decision was made to go down immediately to see her. When I arrived it seemed that the entire family had the same idea, and just as well because she passed away on Sunday with the entire family present. It has been a rather traumatic week for most of us as she was taken from us in such short notice, but we rallied and have been able to overcome our grief.
Once again I would like to apologise to all those that we would like to have visited while down there. With wanting to spend as much time as possible with the family in their time of need before we knew it our visit was over without seeing anybody, but we are hopeful of coming to Tassie in the not too distant future for a touristy visit which will give us time to catch up with everybody.
Monday 12th May 2014, Launceston.
We are in Tasmania right now because I have just lost a sister who passed away yesterday after a short illness, in fact we came down on Saturday to just visit her during her illness, but to then be with her in her final moments. We will be here until Friday and now wish to appologise to all whom we should visit while here, but we do intend spending as much time with the family in George Town and may not find any spare time. I mean this especially for Linda’s family, and my old workmate Jerry.
I am publishing this post in a different manner than I normally do, as when I came down to Tasmania for two days I didn’t think I would need my laptop, now I will be staying for several more days and I am using someone elses computer with different software that I would normally use.
Saturday 3rd May 2014, Beachmere.
We have finally reached our winter destination of Beachmere. A big move today of about 40K saw us arrive a little early and have plenty of time for setting up, but even still with me not getting any younger I am rather fatigued at the moment. I did call it quits about 4:00pm, what is not done today will keep till tomorrow, did some visiting with K&A and then just relaxed.