Uta’s Diary, February 2016

20 Feb

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This is a picture I took soon after M and D arrived with the hired truck on Thursday, the 11th of February. We were expecting a small truck, but it turned out to be a huge truck! One of the first things they unloaded was some garden furniture, which I think is going to be lovely to have in the backyard.

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These are some of the boxes they unloaded apart from the above garden furniture and lots and lots of other things.

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Before that Thursday, the 11th, we sorted out hundreds and hundreds of books. Several hundred books were given away or recycled. But still quite a few books remained for ‘safe’ keeping. We had to rearrange a lot of bookshelves!

Last Sunday was the 14th of February. We took a break from sorting out things and met the family for lunch in the park. Afterwards we went to the Port Kembla Saltwater Pools. There were heaps of people in the pool area, for it was a very warm beautiful summer’s day. Our whole family enjoyed the water, including our darling little great-grandsons.

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Here now are some pictures from the park by the lake, were we met the family for lunch. Monika did bring along  fish and chips for all of us from a nearby shop.

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Alexander is happy after his big meal and some drink.

Alexander is happy after his big meal and some drink.

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Ryan with Lucas can be seen in the distance.

Ryan  can be seen in the distance keeping an eye on Lucas who is roaming along the shore of the lake.

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A bit of adventure for Lucas!

This is quite an adventure for Lucas!

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My shoes

My shoes!

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It was so good to see all the family on that Sunday. We are looking forward to seeing them all again at Easter. We probably can see quite a few more family members since not everyone was able to make it last Sunday.

During the last few weeks, we discarded some of our furniture that we do not need any more and to make room for a new set-up. Here is one piece of furniture that is to stay, for now!

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8 Responses to “Uta’s Diary, February 2016”

  1. rangewriter February 21, 2016 at 2:45 am #

    What full and rich days you spend!

    • auntyuta February 21, 2016 at 7:04 am #

      Oh yes, Linda, there’s so much going on in our lives right now. Peter and I, we are both at an advanced age, as you probably know. Right now these significant changes are brought about by our dear, caring children. Luckily, with these changes, even though at times a bit frustrating, we are on the whole still able to cope with. All this down-sizing and being able to continue to live in our own home is much better than having to move to a retirement home!

      • rangewriter February 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

        Yes, I think you and Peter are wise. Great models for those of us following in your wake of how to age gracefully.

      • auntyuta February 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

        You’re very kind, Linda, to say so. We just try to do the things we like doing for as long as possible. Keeping in touch with family and friends helps a lot.

  2. Aunt Beulah February 21, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    Uta, you seem to have a fine family and a full life. I enjoy reading at it.

  3. elizabeth2560 February 22, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    I empathize with all your sorting as I am in thye midst of it too!
    It seems never ending but does make one think about what is important to keep 🙂
    Best wishes

    • auntyuta February 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

      Best wishes to you too, dear Elizabeth. 🙂 Yes, there definitely is a lot to sort, especially when it has not been done properly for many years!

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