9/13/2022

An update on life in the country

It has been less than two weeks since Hubby had his knee replacement surgery and he is doing very well, even walking without crutches in the house. I will be taking him to his first physical therapy session later today.

Before he went in, he made sure the freezer was full, the pantry was full, the fire wood was brought to the back porch so I won't have to go far for it. He even organized someone to come in and mow the lawn and do garden work while he is recovering. And, I certainly appreciate all that planning.

That old adage, 'You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone' surely rings true. He happily did all the driving. He voluntarily topped up the shopping on his way home from work. He picked up prescriptions and other needs on his lunch hour.

It seems a bit out of kilter with me doing those things, but we both look forward to getting back to our 'normal' routine as soon as he's cleared to drive.

9/01/2022

tribunal results

Earlier, I mentioned that our last landlady didn't return our deposit/bond because she said we didn't clean the house to her liking. Sadly, she stuck to her guns and refused to return it, so we had no choice but to take her to Tenancy Tribunal to try to get it back. When that happened, we were both quite annoyed and Hubby decided that some things that we were going to let slide were going to be brought up.

We had a two hour session at the end of June and got another three hours last week.

Basically, we won almost all of our items and she didn't win any!

The bottom line is that we got our bond back plus we were paid $1050.00 in punitive fines from the landlady! 

I would have been happy with just our $400 bond/deposit back so this was a very nice surprise.

8/29/2022

Huh?


I saw this sign a while back when I was at the pharmacy in Stratford. As I pondered how one would decide if they liked the scent of these items without using the testers (which I thought were for testing!), an employee stopped by at the display, took a bottle off the shelf, put some lotion in her hand, returned the bottle to the shelf and kept walking as she rubbed it into her hands.

In my book, that's stealing but I guess that's an old-fashioned notion.
 

8/21/2022

St Joseph's Catholic Church

 This historic church is in Jerusalem, NZ, 66 km up the Whanganui River Road.

It is the second church on the site after a fire in 1888. There has been a continuous presence of the Sisters of Compassion since 1883.


You can click here for more history of the church.