You know how they say “It never rains, but it pours” well that saying was true of last week, both literally and figuratively.
1. A low speed altercation with a dump truck that has resulted in the car being written off.
Yes I was driving, yes Gorgeous Girl was in the car, she was strapped into the front seat and the truck hit the rear passenger door on her side. We are very thankful that no one was injured and that we have car insurance. Finding a new car is going to be a real PITA though. I was actually on my way to the LQS when it happened…
I will have pictures of the damage once it stops raining long enough to get outside with a camera.
2. The whole family coming down with an incredibly bad cold, including Gorgeous Girl, so we have been housebound. Today was Gorgeous Man’s birthday, apart from going down to the mall to get his passport photos taken we’ve been feeling too urgh to do anything else.
3. We have finally gotten organised enough to get Gorgeous Girl registered as an Australian citizen and applied for her passport. Unfortunately, lack of an Australian Consulate in Cape Town means that Gorgeous Man needs to fly to Pretoria (two hours north near Johannesberg) to submit the papers (and to get a new passport for himself). Just what we don’t need at the moment with all the extra car expenses…
Gorgeous Girl is demonstrating a marked improvement in sleeping through the night. She’s done it 3 times this week. Last night she woke up at 1, but only murmured and then put herself back to sleep.
I’ve started sewing a dress for Gorgeous Girl. My first attempt at sewing clothes. So far the cutting out of the pieces has gone well, and I can see how they should fit together. Now just to find the time (and energy) to sew it all up.
I’m very far behind in my email and blog reading. Thank you all for continuing to visit despite my sporadic postings of late. This week can only be better right?