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Three major events occurred for me last year (2010), all in the space of about 2 weeks. I turned 50. The following day I got married. Two weeks later, my oldest daughter became pregnant with her first child and my first grandchild.

Most middle-aged people will tell you that in their minds, they still feel 20 something. It's the same for me.

Wasn't it only yesterday that I was planning a night out with guys from the surf club? That gorgeous new perm. Flaired, cuffed denims and the red t-shirt with the off-the-shoulder frill. Corked platform wedgies. **sigh**

Suddenly I'm looking in the mirror and wondering how 30 years can flash by so damned quickly!

So here I am in cyberspace, sharing my genuine shock and horror with anyone who'll listen and maybe I'll even meet some other over 50s who find themselves in the same predicament!

Welcome to my dilemna!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Lull in the Season

After two big and busy weeks, there seems to be a lull in the season.

QLD public school holidays are over, however, private schools still have another week of holidays and NSW schools are still on holidays, PLUS the grey nomads are still booking out the caravan parks.

So there are still a lot of people in town, but they haven't visited The Happy Abode in the last two days.

Morning coffee with the girls was much more enjoyable for me today because it was so quiet in the shop and I wasn't interrupted by customers. The last few Tuesdays have been so busy, I haven't got to spend much time with the girls.

Luckily for me, this afternoon, I got a delivery of new stock, so I was able to spend the afternoon unpacking, pricing and displaying the new stuff!

That's it for the big deliveries, but over the coming three weeks, there should be lots of snap jewellery stock dribbling in each day.

I had to rush home before 4pm to be here for an appointment with a 'pool guy'.  We spent more than an hour with him getting a quote and having him answer all of our questions. The quote was still the same as 16 months ago but we had lots more questions.

We will get more quotes, but combined, Adoring Husband and I have some ideas that might look pretty good together. The tricky part will be doing it on a budget - "champagne taste on a beer income" comes to mind haha.

This company can't commence the project until October, but expect it to be complete inside 4 - 6 weeks, so we can be dipping our toes by November.

Aqua-aerobics at my place everyone!!

After the pool guy left, AH and I spent some time in the garden discussing our ideas and taking some measurements. We had another look at the quote and two styles of pools for which we were quoted.

Now we need to research all the landscaping ideas that we have and try to get the best prices for everything. We are going to recycle all the sleepers that we built the raised garden beds with, so we will save a lot of money just by doing that.

This new project is going to keep Adoring Husband very busy over the coming weeks!

I'm off to sleep on it.

Nite all.

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