Sunday, May 28, 2006

I had a very busy weekend. After school on Friday Amanda and I went shopping for last minute things she would need when she goes up to Old Bar to live. Got home around 6pm and was feeling miserable with a head cold. Had an early night and woke up at 5:30am to go and get the truck to move Amanda, Craig and Cooper up the coast. Was abusy morning getting everyhting loaded into the truck and last minute cleaning, especially since Craig's dirty cousin didn't help when she moved out. I ended up cleaning the unit she was living in and left filthy. I was so disgusted-better walk the other way if I ever see her again. It took us around 2 hours to load the truck. Went to Melanie's place to get the bed and then we were off up the coast. What an experience riding in the truck with one of their dogs, Candy. She was agood dog but it was the truck that was an experience-not as comfortable as my new little Corrolla. LOL. Arrived at Old Bar around 3:30. Unloaded and that didn't take as long as Craig's grandfather was helping. Their new home is very nice and in a nice new suburb. They should be happy there.
We all went to Craig's grandfather's place for dinner and quite a few drinks. We had alovely night. Brian and I stayed there hte night and took off around 7 Sunday morning. By the time we went to Mel's to get the car and then drop off the truck and come home, it was 1:30pm. Did 4 loads of washing and went and did some grocery shopping. It is now 4:57 and I am so tired. My head cold is a little better but I feel drained. An early night tonight.

I feel happy that they have gone up there as I know it will be a better life for Amanda and her family and I know Craig's grandparents will always help them and look after them. But I feel sad and empty that they are so far away. I can't just pop in when I want to see them on the way home form school and go and have a coffee with Amanda down the street. I will miss them but I have to remember it is God's will for them to be up there and a brand new life for them is about to happen. I will miss Cooper as babies grow and change so often. I wish them all the best for their new life and their future.


Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose