Week 4 (July 10th to 16th)
We went to Fremantle to Kailis's for fish and chips, and I had a banana fritter and ice cream as well.
It is only the second place in Australia that I know serves Banana Fritters. Tailem Bend in South Australia is the other one.
week I dropped in on my ex-wife Anetta for a couple of hours, and my
eldest son Peter was there as well. Today Pippa and Lindsay and I
dropped in on her as they hadn't seen each other for a year or more.
Didn't do much else except watch the dismal performance of the Oz
cricket team, and watched the Tour de France.
We have decided that
my elderly body will have done as much outdoors as it can in the next
couple of weeks so I have retained my original date to return to Tassie
- will be back at Dodges Ferry on the 1st August.
trip is off for probably quite sometime. As mentioned in Week 2 the
Brookton Highway goes right past my baby sister's (Pippa) place in
Roleystone. A year or so ago we heard that her husband Lindsay had
contracted "idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis". This is incurable - a bit
about it here:
my original trip was going as far as Kalgoorlie I felt I should go a
bit further to Perth. They didn't know I was coming and got quite a
shock when I knocked on their door and said I was just passing so
dropped in. They were both glad to see me. Lindsay has lost about 75%
of his lung capacity and can do very little these days. If he walks
down to his letter box - maybe 50 metres he has to stop 3 or 4 times to
get his breath back coming back to the house. I think they are on
something like 9 acres - a lot of bush up the back.
to stay indefinitely if it was any help to them and they accepted. They
will tell me if they think it is time for me to move on. I could be
here for some time. Apart from some of the physical jobs I can do I am
of course also company. He has been spending most of his time in front
of the TV. He is expected to be on oxygen by the end of the year and my
sister will be surprised if he is still with us this time next year.
do have a mate here in Perth and may go off camping for a few days on
his sister's property south of Perth for a few days about the 16th.
I split this wood today.
Seeing I was going to be here for some time I bought a second-hand laptop for $200
from Cash Converters. It is a good laptop and I started work cleaning
the junk out of it at 10pm one night and went to bed at 6.45am the next