Friday 6th February.

I demonstrated my usual fishing prowess today, as I spent an hour or so on Garden Island with the rod in the water. All that was biting was the March Flies, and I got quite a few bites.

Monday 16th February.

We have now really settled in at Kelso, having formed some routines. Sunday is our day to go to Launceston so Linda can attend church, and if time permits we also use the afternoon for visiting whomever. We intend to draw up a list of who we wish to visit and than hopefully draw up a roster to see if and when we can fit them all in.

We also go to Launceston on either Thursday or Friday; depending on which day Louisa goes to work, so we can baby-sit. Our shopping is also done on this day, which is a handy way of shopping as weekly keeps Linda out of shops during the rest of the week.

While at Kelso, seeing we are paying for power, we decided to see what difference using 12V would do to affect the power bill. The first week we used as much 12V as we could, and the second week we used basically none. Would you believe the difference in the bill was only a matter of 80 odd cents, so we decided that it would be a waste of time using 12V and giving the battery unnecessary use and reserve it for when we need it.

A little of 2 1/2 year old Grandson Jay’s wisdom; I had the job baby-sitting Jay on Saturday while the women went on a day out to Devonport. While taking Jay for a walk on the beach, and after walking a fair way, Jay stopped me and said “Poppa I want a cuddle”, so I bent down, picked him up and he gave me a big cuddle. Then he said, ” While I’m cuddling you can still walk”. I figure he guessed that if he had asked to be picked up one might have said no.