We took grandad to the reef yesterday. It's not the best time of year due to an approaching cyclone. The sea was "lumpy" which led me to two conclusions, 1. # 3 and I can't join the navy and 2. #4 and Homer can. "How was it" every-one asked. "Great" I replied, "except for when I was throwing up or drowning due to bad snorkeling conditions. The picture is of #3 and #4 preparing to scare a shark. The red suits are stinger suits which stop jellyfish stinging you........except on your face. Shortly after this picture was taken I made both of the red devils put on life jackets as I was aging about three hundred years every two minutes trying to watch both of them.
Actually it wasn't that bad, even in the terrible conditions we travelled in due to the time of year we still saw giant clams and many different multi coloured fish. I'll go again, but in flat calm weather, and probably to Green Island so I can get solid soil under my feet. The whole trip was worth it for the photos we brought back tho, here's one of my favourites, #4 swimming with Wally the Napoleon Wrass.
Grandad (my dad) is over visiting for the first time in nine years, which means he hasn't seen #4 since he was a babe in arms. In a hopeful tone of voice as #4 charged into the distance I said, "He's all boy."
Early in the morning I hear the mulcher start up and fly from my bed to the garden, knowing it can only be #4. He's got through the defences in the garage and extracted the mulcher and its power cord. (Hints for other #4 mothers, always keep power cords away from power tools, it slows them down, it doesn't stop them but it slows them down.)
So,I get outside in my dressing gown at 6am to find #4 mulching pumpkins (squash). He doesn't like pumpkin and he's noticed how well the pumpkin patch is doing, a problem he has now solved.
Long break from blogging due to something I did to my computer that even the spotty youths at the computer shop were baffled by, as in "you did what?...and it what? so about the whisky stains....."
Any road up I just got Skype. I love it to bits! It's so easy to use. I double click on a name and there they are, a video call. Of course I have to phone by land line first to make a "date."
I was so excited when I got it that I wanted to use it straight away, but first to work out what time it is on the other side of the world. I had to wake Homer up to ask him what time it would be in England....after much cursing he told me and I realised my sister would be at work. I called her work number and got her answer phone, so I left a message and hung up.
Slightly miffed at not playing with my new toy I got on with other things. Half an hour later I heard "Bing bong...Your call has been terminated".
Apparently I hadn't hung up, just recorded my daily activities for my sister. She informs me that she cannot delete the "message" but will have to listen to it in its entirety. I'm left wondering what I did in that twenty minutes that might be embarrassing if she overhears it.....