Saturday, August 31, 2013
Am on the mend in NZ supposed to have flown out on Aug 6th but advised not to by the doctor and felt relieved. I can't believe how great it is to do housework, to be able to get up and tidy up, to walk up and down steps and to be able to go shopping all mundane stuff which I longed to do when the going was what I call rough. The moon boot is still in use for shopping trips it's not safe yet to walk for too long without. My worst nightmare - having to suffer a New Zealand winter is almost over. At times the weather has been like an early English summer but this place is ultra damp just like scenes from the film 'The Piano'. At least nowadays the place has proper roads and paths I can imagine plodging through mud and being continuously damp. So I am staying put in Auckland now till daughter has her baby which hopefully will be in early October unless it's like her other kids and feels too comfortable to be born. So probably the next time I blog the 19th grandchild will be here.