Chapter 11

Return to the mainland.

10th January 2002, (Tassie).

We have been back in Tassie since the 20th of December and have had a pleasantly quiet time with the immediate family.

We were fortunate when we arrived in Tassie with Matt and Lou’s landlady going for a holiday the day we arrived and asked if we would mind house sitting for them. This worked out extremely well as the house we are in is the adjoining one to Matt and Lou, so we are very close to them and yet have as much privacy as we wish without putting them out too much. We only have the house for another two days, so we will then move in with Matt and Lou for the last week here.

I consider I have done the right thing for the owner of the house by doing some repairs for her in her absence, that I am sure she will appreciate due to the lack of having a man in the house to do these normally menial chores. We are hopeful that this will offset the use we have made of the phone while being here.

Since being back in Tassie we have mainly spent most of our time with the family, as it may be quite a while before we see them again.

I have had some of my medical checks done, and all have so far passed with flying colours. When I have my visit to Dr. Mitchell for my liver check and all proves ok, we can return to the mainland knowing we can again travel without any worries about my health and enjoy ourselves all the more.

The final week here will be occupied mainly with visiting people to catch up with them again, and a vehicle service so we will be fully ready to return and just ‘go without a care’.