It had not been raining for a while and we had strong winds throughout the night which had hopefully dried the roads a tad.
So after breakfast they said their farewells and had a group hug with the kids as they walked out the door.
It is always sad to farewell new friends but life has to move on and they have other places to go and people to meet.
I was intending to do some school work but other things sorta got in the way.
I discovered I had made another huge mistake when booking our tickets to Melbourne.
I had actually paid for travel insurance to the airline agent.
My darling s-i-l reminded me today that I had a visa card and was covered with that if I paid for the tickets with it.
So I called up and they canceled the policy – so we now have – or will have as soon as it goes back on my card within the next 10 working days, got to be precise here!! – an extra $720 to play with
Then all too soon it was lunch time.
During lunch Tim asked if I could drive up the hill with him and then bring the ute back so he could go muster some sheep.
So we loaded all the children on board and headed up to the top.
When we got there it was starting to rain again but Shanni decided she was going to help Dad with the muster and hopped out too.
I managed to persuade her to put his spare sweatshirt on over top of hers for a bit more protection.
We came home – hit a couple of greasy patches so had to take it a bit more slowly.
Finished cooking dinner.
I had stuffed chicken pieces with a mixture of tasty cheese, slightly steamed silverbeet (squeezed of excess liquid) and nutmeg all whizzed up together.
I just poked it in under the skin and let it bake in the wood stove all afternoon.
Then I put it in the electric oven on a high heat for 30mins to brown off a bit.
It was the best chicken I have ever had.
It was so tasty and melted in your mouth.
Tim has spent most of today fixing Shanni’s bike.
Good day to do that.
After dinner Tim played Risk with the girls.
Azzan was busy eating feijoas.
I made a banana and boysenberry smoothie for my dessert but of course had to make extra for the others once they saw what I was up to.
Tim glanced over and said to Azzan
‘Where’s the stuff you spilt? Did you wipe it up?’
‘I sucked it up with my proboscis.’
I just went into melt down
That boy is just way to fast with his words.
It is now pouring with rain again.
Tim says we have had over 80mm since Sunday already and it is still coming down real heavy.
We really need it but there is a road out there which the grader has only just been over and it is a total mess and very dangerous.
I just hope no-one is going to have any serious accidents on the way to town.
I also hope that it stops well before Monday and dries out before I have to leave cuz I hate driving on muddy, slippery, freaky roads