Brace Yourself New York!
We arrived in New York in the early hours of the morning on the 6th of August. When I woke the next morning, my knee had tripled in size and was varying shades of purples, blues and mustard yellows. The pain wasn’t that bad, and I have a pretty high pain threshold, someone as clumsy as me, has to be able to tolerate pain. The family decide to start exploring the city. We all dressed and off we went in search of Central Park Zoo, which we found out was about 20 blocks away. After 20 blocks my knee and ankle we throbbing, after a couple of hours walking through Central Park and visiting the Zoo my knee and ankle were screaming, so Glen and I headed back to the hotel, when I iced me knee, Glen propped it up with pillows making sure I was comfortable, before he went off exploring.
A few months ago, I was preparing for our first open house, after years of renovating our home was almost ready to go on the market. One Friday night after the electrician left and with day light fading, I decided that it was the perfect time to paint front steps for the open home in the morning.
What a Smash!
The next morning the first thing I do, is replace the light bulb in the new pendant light in the void. To my surprise, when I change it, I didn’t need to stand on anything to reach. I twist the old one out and replace it with the new brighter one. I switch it on to see how bright it is. I am happy with the brightness of the new bulb. I turn it off and collect the glass cleaning wipes from the table. I go back to the light, stand underneath it and look up at it. I decide that it would probably be safe for me to stand on a chair while I cleaned it.
Need I say More?
Over the last couple of weeks, Cassie’s Handy-work has really revved up, as we finish renovating. First, I attempted painting, which we all know was not my strongest suit, mainly because I get more paint on myself than the area I’m painting. I even managed to get paint on myself yesterday and I wasn’t even painting. I helped Kristal and Brooke put together the flatpack wardrobes, and really, they would have been lost without my watchful eye and expertise. The way I hammered the back of the wardrobe on was nothing short of amazing. There were 8 nails which required hammering and Kristal only needed to remove 4…or maybe 6, which is really a win for me.
Falling for Hong Kong!
In August of 2017 my entire family decided to take around the world trip. My family consisted of, my older sister Kristal, her husband Gary, their two children, Amelia 5, and Will 10 months. My brother in-law Dale, his daughter Abby 4, my mother, my husband Glen and myself.
Don't Be Alarmed!
My first official job was working as a bar attendant at the Entrance Leagues club. I was not very good, I couldn't serve drinks without spilling them, and I sucked at being a waitress. Because of this they rostered me in the one place where I would not have to pour or serve a drink... the cash box. They thought I was safe here from mishap and for the most part it was.
I had been working with IT for the Gosford Hospital redevelopment, several weeks, I’d learnt that the covers on the back of a HP all in-one PC's were secured through different methods. The newer models had clips at the bottom which slide out and the cover slide down. The older PCs were secured with a security screw.
Dancing Cheek to Cheek
The beep of the cardiac monitor was a sign that Yvonne need knowing her husband of 65 years was still alive, it gave her hope that he was still fighting with her. They had been together for 75 years, their entire adult life, life with Malcolm was all she knew, she didn’t know how to exist without him. Now after all that time, he lay lifeless in the ICU of John Hunter hospital, after having a massive heart attack this morning.