You are so welcome today. The temperature has returned to what is cool for us at around 25.9 degrees celsius. We have endless energy and coffee is most certainly back on the menu. We also have cold or other hot drinks if you’d prefer. Me, I’m sticking to peppermint tea.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I didn’t achieve my goal of finishing my exegesis this week and getting it handed in. I went in to my office on Monday and discovered my Supervisor was not back until this coming week so I probably slacked off a bit. I spent more time doing blogs. It was the beginning of the month so I had my next prompt to get out for Times Past. Hope you will come over and join in. Last month’s contributions were all great and gave a rich view of eating out of a night in Times Past.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that BILL and SILS (my brother-in-law and sister-in-law visiting from Germany) feel that they have had all weather thrown at them. On Monday they’d never seen so much water come down along with the lightning and thunder. SILS spoke via Skype to someone in Germany and asked if they remembered the storms in South Africa. The response was yes and she said “they were nothing like what we had last night. In a matter of a couple of hours we’d got 130mm. The next night the storm came from nowhere. Suddenly the wind picked up, gathering one of our sails with it, shearing the screws off at the wall. It came from the north and with force. Our electricity went down for a couple of hours but luckily dinner could progress thanks to a little gas burner that we have. We discovered later that a tree in our dog walking park came down and caught fire on top of the power lines with several explosions. Very exciting for those that saw it. We didn’t and were instead happily chatting by candlelight.
Peace has returned to our household. The dogs are on the whole happy with each others company and Muffin has quietened down considerably. My arms are no longer ripped to pieces and she is proving herself to be a delight. Even Roger is showing signs of love.
Friday lunch this week we went to Boreen Point to the Apollonian Motel a hotel constructed in the Gympie of Gold Rush of 1870s and moved to its current location in 1987. A little bit of country for our guests and my Mum.
We didn’t take our dogs (we couldn’t fit them in the car) but we were quickly adopted by a couple of resident ones.
If we were having coffee I’d be telling you that I had better get back to work. I am so close to getting it to a point I can hand in again I’m hoping Wednesday. I have turned off my referencing program and have fixed all references in the body of the text. All I have to do now is add some links (that might take a bit of doing as I have tried and can’t seem to get it to work), finish a couple of tables off and run through the last two chapters and check that I have included everything I wanted to. It sounds do-able to me and then I can enjoy the last few weeks BILL and SILS are here. I think they think I’m mad and between you and me I agree with them. If you see me visiting you’ll know I’ve achieved my goal.
Hope that you have all had a wonderful week. Looking forward to catching up soon.
Thanks to Diana for hosting our coffee mornings. Have a good week.