Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
Well it's been a month of things breaking. The garage door broke a few weeks ago - Ann's side of the garage - and it took two weeks and two visits to get it fixed. Then the computer broke and Peter's had to install a new hard drive. Next the mower decided to stop mowing - and with almost two acres of land we couldn't afford to have it out of action! It also took two trips to the repair shop to get fixed.
Finally, Peter disappeared to Wellington for 3 days on another IT course but he's not safe to be let out alone - he slipped on some wet pavement, banged his elbow and hurt his neck & shoulder. That was on the first morning of his course. By morning tea he'd also managed to break one of his teeth! The dentist loves him at the moment - his bill is well into four figures now!
We've been eating our own strawberries for weeks now - and Maxie is very interested in helping to pick them. As Peter moves around the strawberry beds she shuffles along too - watching intently to see if any are loose so she can snaffle them.
Ann is getting very excited - only 9 more days before she breaks up for the summer and Christmas. Mind you she has four teacher days at the end of January and ERO (inspectors) arriving in week three of Term 1 to look forward to.
News from Home
Michael had the pin removed from his arm last week - and very grown-up he was during the procedure.