Friday, 2 December 2016

technology is not my friend

last year, or was it earlier this year i can't remember, nbn was installed in my street.  it took forever and it was very messy.  plants were broken and trampled and mess was left behind.  i wasn't happy.  today, for better or worse, the nbn technician came and setup the nbn in my unit.  omg.  he had major troubles but eventually, after several hours, he got it sorted.  and mess was left behind, again.   he said to ring the isp and they'll help me setup the new modem.  well!  an hour and a headache later it was setup.  finally.  then i had no home phone as they've disconnected the old system (i had an internet and home phone package).  no home phone.  luckily the phone works again.  the bad news is that i'll need another portable phone because they can't install a phone jack upstairs.  omg.  the home phone i have doesn't have an extra phone station so i'll have to buy one.  after several hours i finally got the bluetooth thingy on the tv working again thanks to a nice young man in the Philippines and the security camera upstairs is working again. that was a pain.  but there's more.  i went upstairs and got into bed after a nice hot shower to set up the tablet for some late night youtube.  an hour later i finally set up the connection, it was difficult.  i slept like a log not surprisingly.  today everything works.  yay.   finally.  as they say technology is great when it works

Saturday, 26 November 2016

christmas lunch

i went to our family history group today for an early christmas get together.  a very nice lunch with yummy dessert was enjoyed.  our table, including two of my cousins, won the quiz.  we had a very nice day

Monday, 21 November 2016


i just returned from my consult appointment for the cataract surgery. the surgery will be in the new year and they are going to sedate me so that's good.  i'm such a sooky la la.  cookie rang me while i was there and she is in hospital.  she was taken in early this morning as she has chest pain and a fever.  she may have tonsillitis too.  she's not well but i just spoke to her and she's being well looked after.  as you may know she has major heart problems so they usually admit her when that happens just in case.  better to be sure etc etc.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

perth visit

i'm back at home after a week in perth.  i had a lovely time and saw lots of interesting places.  we went to the serpentine dam and fed the wild birds.  beautiful parrots that come down from the trees and feed from your hand.  lovely.  i went to the kalamunda hotel which is supposed to be haunted and the nearby farmer's market.  i went to the indiana tea rooms in cottesloe which was beautiful.  perth has some lovely architecture and i especially like freemantle. the cat cafe and kings park were worth a visit too. my friend leonie's daughter was in hospital whilst i was there and was quite ill.  she's seen another specialist now and hopefully she's on the road to recovery.  the flights to and from were good except that on the way to perth they weighed our handbags.  how rude.  of course we were both way over weight and had to shuffle our luggage around.  thank goodness leonie had 30kg to play with.  they did it at the boarding gate and in all of my years of travelling i've never had my handbag weighed before.  so, i've learned my lesson and will be more careful in future.  last year coming home from bali my handbag was so heavy i had trouble carrying it.  thank goodness they didn't weigh it then.  i will do better in future as i bought a new suitcase in perth.  it's got a 10 year guarantee.  lol.  i hope i don't need it but i thought it was a good idea as i've had two suitcases ruined on the last two trips and as i didn't have a receipt for them i didn't claim from the airline or my travel insurance.
indiana tea rooms

serpentine dam

kalamunda hotel.  nice beer and a yummy steak sandwich
one of the dozens of parrots at the dam

the cat cafe.  we need one in adelaide

kings park was beautiful

lunch at the tea rooms.  a doggie bag was needed