We turned our clocks back an hour last night as daylight saving has ended for us until next summer
I wouldn't call what we had as much of a summer though. Mind you there wasn't news of droughts around the parts of the country usually affected so I suppose farmers especially would have less to worry about.
I washed Dad's kitchen curtains a few days ago but they ripped in several places while in the washing machine - the material seemingly became a bit fragile after long exposure to the sun. Had to spend some time today repairing them with my sewing machine then hung them back up again. They almost look as good as new
When Mum & Dad moved to Wanganui in 1997 they brought Mum's old Bernina with them. Mum's sight was failing & she was no longer able to use her sewing machine. Once I managed to track down a user manual for it I quickly learned how to use it myself & from then on did any required mending or alteration of clothes, bedding or anything else for Mum, Dad & myself. When that old Bernina broke down & parts were no longer available Dad bought me a new Bernina about 18 months ago.
Off to another hospital appointment tomorrow at Palmerston North Hospital, about 74km. east of where I am now - not nearly so convenient as the local hospital. The lady who rang from P.Nth.Hospital didn't know what it was about but I assume it's the follow up appointment I was told would be arranged in about 2 weeks time after my last discharge from hospital on 21st. March following the biopsy surgery the previous day. I'm apparently to see the same Urologist who operated on me on both 25th. January & 20th. March. Since he's not coming here again just now I have to go to him. I expect to get the results of last month's biopsy so hope it's good news. I may finally get told if or when I start a course of chemotherapy by injections - hopefully if that eventuates it'll be done here & not over in Palmerston North.
Just been watching the TV news tonight about that US$600 million + lotto win in the U.S. (equivalent to over NZ$800 million). At the same time here in N.Z. our weekly Lotto draw produced a single winner of a Powerball jackpot of NZ$23 million BUT IT WASN'T ME
:( - otherwise I would be doing something entirely different at the moment. After what I've been through lately with this bladder cancer I'd readily give at least NZ$1 million of my lotto winnings
to the local Cancer Society. They've been a great help so far.