Monday, October 12, 2015

Week ending 11 Oct 2015

Last week I posted about taking MIL for the cataract operation selection process. This was on the 29th of September. We were thrilled that surgery to her left eye was scheduled for a week hence: the 7th of October. On Wednesday morning at 4.30 am we fetched MIL at the home. We were at the hospital in Bloemfontein at 6.35 am where the staff guided to the theater waiting room with about 35 other patients. 

We sat and waited. 

And waited. 

At 8.05 am a Sotho lady entered the area and spoke rapidly to the majority in their language. Before I could gauge what it was about, another man arrived and repeated her speech in Afrikaans. What it boiled down to was that the operations for that day were postponed for a week: Wednesday 15th. What a disappointment. But that's the state for you! We drove back to  Marquard and dropped MIL at the center, promising to collect her next week and try again! (Watch this space**)
Sharing a joke over "padkos" (packed food and beverages) the day of MIL's selection process 

Grant and his mother 

Back home the kids pop over often with our grandchildren
Baby Liam had just woken up...
Here he's having a good laugh at his "funny" granddad...
...sporting Abby's sunglasses
Rina put the sunglasses on Liam
He loved the laughter he was causing!

Here's wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!


  1. Enjoyed all the photos. You have a wonderful week too!

  2. Tht was diappointing about the surgery especially getting up that early. As you say, that Africa! Lovely see all the folks especially little Llam.

  3. Do I detect a certain amount of 'character' in these people!! Shame about the surgery.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  4. Hello Jo, sorry the surgery was canceled. Your grandbaby Liam is just adorable. Wonderful collection of images. Have a happy new week!

  5. Liam is absolutely beautiful.. and i like the photo of the three of you and of Grant and his tiny mother.

  6. I'm so sorry about the cancelled surgery!! What a disappointment!! But what a delight the photos of Liam are!! He is adorable indeed!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

  7. Too bad about the reschedule. So nice to have the grandkids so close by.

  8. I just scrolled through all your posts since I haven't been here, and see that everything is well ! I have to say that I was and am a little lazy with blogging, I have a lack of energy ! And this weekend son and grandson are arriving which I expect with mixed feelings !


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