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Officer Joshua

Dear Mum,

Whew, another packed day! Deanne dropped Joshua off at school, I went straight out to a doctors surgery where I had to fiddle with a wireless router to allow them to connect their wireless devices, tablets, phones, laptops, etc.

That took me an hour or so, then I went back to base. While I was there I did a few things, like inputting client data in outlook (our email program), so we can access it whether we’re in the office or on site. I also started messing with a script to pull computer information from machines we look after. After I ate my lunch I went to a car mechanic to try and fix a computer that wouldn’t boot, but it was beyond help so I took it back to the office.

I realise some of this may not mean a lot to you, but the general thing I’m trying to get across is the job is incredibly diverse! I’m having a whale of a time.

I got home at about half five, Bob had already left and Josh and Deanne were having a cuddle. I made a korma for tea then Joshy and I had an ice cream each for pudding.

Joshua told me that he had made a policeman and road signs at kindy, so I took a picture of them for you.

Deanne has gone to bed, although she is feeling much better her back still hurts and she isn’t really up to much yet. I am going to follow her quite soon but am just watching a bit of a Star Trek movie I recorded the other week while I write this.

Tomorrow Deanne is off work, for the lecturing interview, so she will be dropping the boy off and picking him up. I don’t have any sites to visit (as yet) so I’ll head straight for work. Another day of numerous things to think about, I suspect. Then in the evening it’s the P&C meeting so I’ll be going to that after tea.

Love

Dan

Call The Police

Call The Police


Brave Little Soldier

Dear Mum,

Took Josh to the doctors this morning for his final two jabs, he was really brave but the second one brought a few tears to his eyes. He took a little while to recover but after the nurse gave him a Milky Way and he’d played in the twisty office chair for a while as I was answering questions about his health and general well being he finally felt well enough to eat the chocolate bar.

In the afternoon we took his bike to the park and he rode a few kilometers. I also took along a wrench and we tried his stabilisers at different heights and also tried removing them completely. He couldn’t quite balance on himself but he finished with them raised as high as they could go so I think he’ll be there before too long.

We stopped off at the bike ramps on the way home as he wanted to try going on them, initially on his bike with my help, then just running up and sliding down on his bum. He loved it.

As you know Deanne got home early as she really wasn’t feeling very well, partly the bad back and partly, I think, the stress of everything that’s going on at the moment. Hopefully the next visit to the physio on Saturday will help.

Gotta go to bed as I need to be up early in the morning to drop Josh off and get to work.

Love

Dan

Josh On A Ramp

Josh On A Ramp


Flying Joshua

Dear Mum,

A fairly normal start to the morning for Joshua, he brought a few books into our room and I read them to him before we got up and had breakfast. He got dressed as I showered then we packed his bag and headed out for school.

Deanne meanwhile was heading to the doctors to have a mole removed, a fairly standard procedure over here. However as she got to work her back started hurting worse than it had the other week, so she’s booked herself in to see someone about it tomorrow. The poor thing is in the wars at the moment!

At school Josh did some puzzles with Ella, they seemed to be having fun so I left them to it and came home to get on with some housework and then some grid-reference finding for Rich’s science project.

I got a message telling me Josh’s books were due back at the library on Friday, so I packed and took them with me to collect him this afternoon. After dropping them off and picking some new books, one of which was about ancient marine creatures rather than dinosaurs for a change, we walked over to the playground near the library.

He particularly enjoyed the flying fox, which he grabbed on to, asked me to swing him half way along the track, then dropped seven feet into the sand and laughed his head off. It was so funny he did it a number of times, which was when I took the photo.

I also got an email from the new boss asking if I can start on Friday. I said yes! Although I still have another appointment with a recruitment consultant tomorrow afternoon, which I figured I’d go to anyway as it was already booked.

Dee’s back appointment is in the afternoon, so I’ll go along for some moral support. Bob picks Josh up from school tomorrow so there will be a bit of to-ing and fro-ing to coordinate all our movements.

Love

Dan

Flying Fox

Flying Fox


Television Debut

Dear Mum,

Deanne wasn’t feeling any better today, so after taking Joshua to school and doing some housework I drove her to the doctors. Our new-ish doctor is very good and didn’t take too long to diagnose that the problem is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, mainly in her left ear. In plain English this is a build up of crystals in the ear canal which affects your balance. She was prescribed some pills, which are a bit like travel sickness ones, and signed off work for the rest of this week.

We had lunch when we got back, and then there wasn’t a lot of time before we had to pick Joshua up. When he got home he and I got out his wooden train track and drove some trains around for a while.

Joshy and I had a korma for tea, but Deanne is still feeling a little off so I made her a baked potato with cheese. For pudding Josh and I both had some of the green jelly we made yesterday with vanilla ice cream. Haven’t had it for years and it was lovely.

The picture was from the wall of the kindy this morning, all of the kids had made pigs and sheep, I thought Joshua’s pig was more photogenic than his sheep so you’ve got that today.

Love

Dan

Joshua's Pig

Joshua’s Pig