Well some good news at last. Hooray, the doc says there is nothing unusual with my innards. However, after getting my new sleeve for my slightly puffy arm, I now appear to need a gauntlet (or as knitters and crocheters would call it, a fingerless mitten) for my hand. Either that or the sleeve is a leetle tight for me. My hand puffs up when I put the sleeve on and things get a little tingly in my fingers.
Thank you to those of you putting up with my whining, and offering support (Dr Bones in particular!).
It has been an interesting week so far. On Sunday, we obtained house sitters for a month or two. On Monday night, DH had to do a sleep study. He did it at home. Wiring him up was quite a different thing to do - there were LOTS of wires. Then this morning we think he forgot to take his meds cos gosh, bear with sore head! (But oddly enough I found a copy of the Tao of Pooh this arvo and gave it to him to read and he lapped it up!)
Today I said goodbye to my workmates. I am sad to be leaving them. I will be working from Sydney but it won't be the same. I've gotten used to having people to talk to, having chats, participating in discussions. I am going to be a bit lonely in Sydney. I won't have a car, at least for the first month, and that will make it difficult to get to any meet ups. Whilst we live close to the tram, we aren't close to the train, and the tram and train tickets are totally separate (makes me think our PT system in Melbourne is wonderful - it has two zones but within the zones, you can take bus, train or tram, all on the one ticket). Nathan's work friends are lovely but some of them are young enough to be my kids.
I am getting closer to having the place nice for house sitters, and having all the stuff I need to take to Sydney with me. You would not believe how much paperwork I have to take (but you might believe how much stuff I am getting rid of! How does it build up so fast?). Oh, yeah, plus the stuff I accidentally left in Helmet, the car. Ooops. Umm guess I'd best get out there and get it out of the car!
We are hiring a car to get up there. Helmet is staying here for the nonce until we know if we are settling there. Going up will cost probably $500 all up including food and fuel and a place to stay overnight (cos I really don't want to drive to Sydney in a day). It is about a 9-10 hour drive and I'm just not up for that any more.
I have been managing to get some knitting done. I've almost finished a cute little cardigan - I only have part of the front bands to do and then the buttons. I am working on a new shawl but it will take forever as it is relatively complicated - no great swathes of stocking stitch, just pattern pattern pattern. But it is purl all the way back after each pattern row, not lace on that side too...
I've even finished a small quilt that has been lurking for ages. I won't say it is well finished - the front looks great but the back... well the back is off centre and umm the edges look really rancid as I've created a paralellogram... Hmm. I should just make it a hanging sleeve and pretend the back doesn't exist.
But I have no pictures. I have been taking pics along the way but Oh. My. Word. No time to download and edit them. I did a few the other day but it is all go go go here, and I truly wish it had went went went....
In a week, we will be in Sydney and Nathan will be back at work (major meltdowns excepted). We will see how things go.