Firstly - thankyou to everyone that sent me emails of support or left comments. I appreciate your friendship so much :)
Monday we had some good news in that my hubbies job is secure for at least the next 6 months... Part of the bad news is that we will be faced with the same types of decisions in 6 months time ??? So there is still uncertainty looming.
We are also going to have to be making some rather HUGE decisions about Miss 15's schooling - As next year she will be entering into Year 11 and will need some stability... and changing schools will not be an option ??
Sorry for the delay in letting you all know...but our internet has been mucking up for the last week. Its been very hit and miss as to whether the adsl connects. Bigpond (our server) is supposedly sending us a new modem as ours was still under warrenty (phew) but it will take at least 10 business days for it to arrive. COUNT THEM 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Business days... hmm!
We bought a pre-paid modem to use whilst hubby was in hospital and for holidays etc but have found it to be FRUSTRATING to say the least. It takes ages to connect - then says there is no signal and when it does work it CHEWS through the credit... Totally useless!
Me being me - I decided I had enough and decided I would pull the modem to pieces to see if I could get it inwork - by this stage I was getting particularly desperate.... we all know we are addicted and you start having withdrawels after a bit. I was sooo totally LOST!
BINGO - its working - Maybe I missed my calling - Maybe I should go and get an IT degree? But I think they might frown at my method (I admit to throwing it at the fence out of pure frustration then picking it up plugging it in and going oh my goodness its connecting!!)
I won't hold my breath that the connection will hold - but for now - yay - I am online!!
Now comes the bad news - You all thought that you had read the bad news - unfortunately not :(
I received a phone call from my mum on Wednesday afternoon... the second *MUM* flashed onto the caller ID I had this feeling of dread and I wanted to run screaming and not answer the phone... as I knew that my dad had a doctors appointment Wednesday with a specialist.
Anyway - I answered the phone and mum said the words I did not want to hear - The specialist said that your dad has tested positive for bowel cancer :(
He is now on a priority one waiting list to find out the extent of the disease... to find out if its curable or not...
DAMN I HATE UNCERTAINTY :(