452. Sunday 16th August 2015. House sitting at Gymea, little excursions and constant frustration…

Monday 10th August

After a late hearty breakfast we travelled the huge distance, 29 Klms, from La Perouse to Gymea. The trip took 45 minutes.

Bev n Pete are leaving in the morning for a cruise on the Rhine River and we are housesitting for the next few weeks.

Tuesday 11th August

Sigh! Today was a rest day, one which I have been waiting on for several days. Thankfully the sun was shining and between my Endone and Panadene Forte managed some sleep during the day and at night.

Wednesday 12th August

Today was a bit like yesterday, spent in a drugged haze although strong winds sprang up, clouds rolled in and it rained.

The sun returned in the afternoon but the wind had a strong cold biting edge.

Thursday 13th August

Today we visited a local GP to arrange more pain relief and for the sutures to be removed next week. I am looking forward to the experience as I expect much of the pain will diminish or go away entirely.

Friday 14th August.

I will get some housekeeping out of the way. Pain dominates my day, my conversation and fitful sleep.

So I do not also experience cabin fever, Donnis drove me to Corrimal to visit Nicole, Amelia and Hannah. Errol was at work in the skies over New South Wales. The family has been sick with the flu, passing it back and forth for the last few weeks. The visit was carried out with a certain amount of trepidation lest we also catch the same bug. After lunch we went to a playground at Bellambi Lagoon on East Corrimal Beach.

Hannah at the East Corrimal playground.

Hannah at the East Corrimal playground.

Amelia at East Corimal playground.

Amelia at East Corimal playground.

This is a delightful spot especially popular with parents and children. The playground is set in a picturesque location on a lagoon with the sandhills, beach, ocean and ships at anchor as a background.

Wrapped up at Bellambi Lagoon.

Wrapped up at Bellambi Lagoon.

Bellambi Lagoon

Bellambi Lagoon

More Bellambi Lagoon.

More Bellambi Lagoon.

We realised we had visited this location in WWWGO and TERIOS in January 2012 at post 233. At the time we did not take any photos of this pretty location.

Wollongong seen from Bellambi Lagoon. On the far left is the lighthouse on Flagstaff Hill overlooking Wollongong Harbour. The chimneys in the middle are part of the steelworks at Port Kembla.

Wollongong seen from Bellambi Lagoon. On the far left is the lighthouse on Flagstaff Hill overlooking Wollongong Harbour. The chimneys in the middle are part of the steelworks at Port Kembla.

Wollongong city skyline.

Wollongong city skyline.

Late in the afternoon we returned to Miranda Fair Shopping Centre to arrange new lenses in my Oakley Sunglasses which were damaged by my face plant when I broke my wrist two weeks ago.

Saturday 15th August

Another lay day although we visited the optometrist to have my eyes checked and current prescription Oakley sunglasses repaired. Oakley lenses must be sent to the USA for repair and with a minimum cost of $500 and 6 weeks we decided something cheaper was our option.

In the evening Donnis started to feel unwell. Full body ache, sweating, headache, blocked nose and sore throat. Uh oh!

Sunday 16th August.

How do you round off a week where very little travel was completed and very little else happened?

Donnis woke feeling refreshed and healthy with no sign of the flu which threatened her last night.

We drove to Wollongong and met Errol, Nicole and the girls at Bulli Markets. Regular readers will no doubt recall I do not like markets. My market tolerance level took a backseat to pain.  We sat on plastic chairs in the food area and listened to live market music. I was happy to find a comfortable place for my wrist and concentrate on willing pain away.

That did not happen but at least it filled my time with a worthwhile project. Later I snoozed on their lounge and later still we drove home. Donnis cooked a great fillet steak and cut it into small pieces for me.

Daughter Shelley called to tell me ex mother in law passed away on Thursday after a fall at home and a few days lingering in that place between life and death. Rest in Peace Joan. My heartfelt condolences to Diane, her sisters Vivian and Roslyn.

Soon my painkillers kicked in, my eyes became heavy and I fell asleep sitting in the lounge, my place of refuge for the last two weeks.

Sigh!

I hope to have more interesting things to report this coming week.

 

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2 Responses to “452. Sunday 16th August 2015. House sitting at Gymea, little excursions and constant frustration…”

  1. placestheygo Says:

    So very sorry to hear you are still in pain. Sure hope you find some relief soon. Of course, as soon as you get relief, the PT will start. Hang in there:) Better days are ahead:) At least you had beautiful scenery and family to help pass the time while you willed the pain away:)

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    • frankeeg Says:

      Thank you for your kind comments. Each day passes slowly and improvements are also slow. I am grateful I have Donnis who is the worlds most patient carer of her patient. I am anxious to visit new places and places I have seen pre blog and share them with readers.

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