Monday 12 October 2015

Carol in Oz - Quilting day, bbq, Mt Dandenong

Saturday was my monthly quilting group. Carol doesn't really sew but said she would like to come along. She might not sew but she does talk, and with 70 wonen to talk to she managed just fine to amuse herself. Every time I looked up she was talking to someone else. The rest of our table had a giggle watching her make her way around the room.

When I took Klara out before bed that night the sky was alive with stars. Its only a day or two off from a new moon so with the sky being darker it really was magical. I went back in and got Carol and we stood there star gazing.

Everything feels crisp and fresh after a good thunderstorm we had Friday evening. The rain bucketed down. Carol found it amusing that we get excited over a good dose of rain and we all stood in the open doorway of the shed watching it. A summer storm is always so welcome. We had a smaller one Saturday late afternoon but the rain hasn't been enough to fill our water tanks. We are now starting to be careful with our water with the temperatures being up and the rain not coming often.

Sunday, my friend Vic came up with her new "fella" for a bbq lunch. That also meant a visitor for Klara - Patrina the guide dog puppy.  We had a lovely day with great weather.  The dogs wore themselves out and got absolutely filthy in mud.  Somehow, every time I see Vic we end up washing dogs or kitchen floors. Sunday it was the dogs again.

It was a bit sad saying goodbye to Patrina because we mightn't see her again.  She goes back to guide dogs soon and if she passes the training she will be off to a new life.  If she doesn't pass then we may just end up with a new family member!  She is a very gentle dog so it looks like she might succeed in her training though.

Today Carol and I had a drive to Melbourne and Mt Dandenong.  I took her to see each of the houses we'd lived in.  Then we continued on up Mt Dandenong to Olinda, admiring the views, trees and gardens along the way.  We had lunch at Pie in the Sky and brought a couple of their pies home for Mick's dinner.  It was a bit of a drizzly day but an enjoyable drive all the same.  We will go back again before Carol goes home to stay overnight on Mt Dandenong and do a couple of the touristy things.

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