After a fantastic 2 1/2 days at Magnetic Island we are home. I had such a great time! Janette and I spent Tuesday walking a bit, shopping a bit, had coffee at The Fat Possum (don’t you love it) and lunch back at the Peppers Resort. We decided we were just happy to sit on the balcony chatting in the afternoon and did until it was time to leave—they were nice enough to extend my check out time till 4 so we checked out and then waited for the guys to finish up. Took the ferry back to Townsville, made it home by 6;30 pm and had a quick supper before crashing!!!
Today I decided to try to call the satellite tv people again since I had not heard back from them in almost 2 weeks. Every time I call they have to review the whole file, go through all the notes, try to understand what is going on and it is rather frustrating. Well today I once again got “escalated”. I guess that is their term for priority or something but I told the girl on the phone today that I was getting tired of being escalated…she laughed and said she understood and said that they would have us enjoying Austar soon……later in the afternoon I got a call from the last guy who was here doing the install and he said that one piece of the special mount came in but not the other so he was coming back into Townsville and was going to check and see if it was in. He promised he would call me to tell me if they could come tomorrow—no call so I assume that means no. but at least he has my mobile number and if I am gone he can leave a message on that if I can’t get it. This whole thing has been pretty ridiculous.
Aaron and Thom will be coming on Friday!!! I can not wait!! Poor Aaron was having problems with his eyes being all gunky and irritated, went to the eye doctor in Melbourne and found out he has giant papillary conjunctivitus which is common in long term contact lens wearers. His brother says it is because he did not change them often enough, etc. (and he is the eye expert of the family) but who knows. I guess the eye doctor says it happens a lot and the usual treatment (other than the obvious of not wearing contacts) is steroid drops. Since she couldnt’ monitor him she would not give them to him but he got some other kind and got new glasses. So he is back to glasses for several months but at least it is not something super major that means he will lose his eyesight!!!
Have not seen any wild critters today—I know you guys are all loving all my critters that I have been seeing here !!! I did see a rock wallaby when we were on Magnetic Island but it moved too quick for a photo op!!! The lorakeets were very noisy today outside —not sure what had them all riled up but they were going at it when I was hanging laundry.
Will most likely go with Chris for the day to Ayr tomorrow so I can do some shopping and then Friday I get to go to the airport to pick the boys up! Yippee!!!