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LindainHerriotCountry Report 18 Nov 2016 23:09

Two weeks away, how nice. I know they will miss you, but Aiden doesnt get to see you as often.

I have had a busy day today. I looked after for the twins next door for an hour this morning, while their mum took their older brother to look at a school.

This afternoon, I do a drive taking an older lady to the chiropodist then shopping, I have been uploading photos all night. I am amazed just how many photos their are. I have one more day to do I think, but it will be worth it


SueMaid Report 18 Nov 2016 21:28

I must look into that Linda - I did look at PhotoBox but wasn't too keen on it.

We are now well on our way to summer. The days are longer and very warm. We are going to Hobart for Christmas. Aiden is very excited because we are going to spend nearly a fortnight there. However...Drew Joel and Aimee are not happy at all. We've promised them a family BBQ when we come home so they are feeling a bit better about it.


LindainHerriotCountry Report 18 Nov 2016 09:15

Well I read it everyday

I have been busy yesterday uploading all the photos from my laptop to the new free google photos app. I have my photos backed up in two different cloud storage places, but I am very impressed by Googlephotos.

For a start, it gives you free unlimited storage, unlike one drive etc which charge once you reach a certain limit.
It is very easy to use and the resulting albums look very good. It also makes suggested videos from related photos and makes individual photos move as you see on Facebook.

For ages, I have been going to scan in my printed photo albums from when the kids were young because some of the colours are changing. I have looked at a couple of different apps but have discarded them for various reasons. This new google photos comes with a scanning app which does exactly what I want. It will put all my old photos into albums on line which I can share

I am also just about to buy a new laptop, so uploading all the old photos has come just at the right time.


SueMaid Report 18 Nov 2016 07:55

Oh no :-( Page 5 :-( Have we lost heart with our thread?


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Nov 2016 04:01

There is another election in2 years time ................ the other half of the members of Congress and Senate are up for re-election.

That is usually when there is a "re-alighment" if a new President has not lived up to his promises, or moved too slowly OR too fast for some part of the electorate.

Obama didn't move fast enough, so he ended up with Republicans in the majority in both and thus had difficulty getting anything through.

There is now a majority Republican Congress and Senate as a result of yesterday's election .............. but that hopefully will change in 2 years.

BUT a lot of damage can be done before then,

The current Republican majority in the House has been unable to get many of their "wish" laws past Obama, so it is expected that they will be quickly sending them to Trump. For example ............

......... dismantle environmental protections, they want the US out of the Paris Accord

........ change the abortion laws .......... ideally they'd like more conservative Judges on the Supreme Court so that Roe vs Wade could be swept away.

There will be 1 more Conservative Judge on there soon after Trump takes office ........... there is a vacancy, and he already has a list of 20 candidates. The full quota on the Supreme Court is 9 judges.


SueMaid Report 9 Nov 2016 21:33

It sure is frightening and when you think of the contempt he has for...well....most people it would seem. I believe he will take the country backwards instead of forwards. Just his stance on abortion and other women's issues is scary.


LindainHerriotCountry Report 9 Nov 2016 16:32

It is Sue, I split the plant when he gave it to me and both survived. I keep one on the hearth and one in the study. As the temperatures are different,they flower at different times, so I swap them round to keep a good show in gee lounge.

It is frightening when you think about Trumps knowledge of world politics, practically zero from what I have heard. I dread to think what problems he will cause with the lies which pour out of his mouth.

I also wonder how long it will take the people who voted him in to realise they have been duped and non of his promises will come to fruition


SueMaid Report 9 Nov 2016 10:37

Is that the beautiful orange clivia Tec gave you Linda? I'm sure he is admiring it from afar <3

So you will be expecting a large influx of American refugees, Sylvia. The Canada Immigration site crashed this evening our time. I wonder why.

It amazes me the number of people who truly believe that the new president elect is the problem of America and doesn't affect the rest of the world. Well for starters our stock market plunged on today's news :-(


LindainHerriotCountry Report 9 Nov 2016 09:56

Sylvia, have you started building the wall yet to keep all the Americans out?


LindainHerriotCountry Report 8 Nov 2016 12:41

I was thinking about Tec this morning because one of the plants he gave me has some flowers on it. He was always pleased when I sent him photos of them


LindainHerriotCountry Report 8 Nov 2016 12:39

I am sorry to read about your cousin Sylvia, but it sounds as if it was for the best.

The quack just said virus of course and keep taking the strong pain knees, so I am. I feel a lot better today, Sunday was the worst

I blame the twinnies next door as they have horrible colds and I have seen them several times this week. I had to go and help grandma to put them to bed last night as dad was away and mum had to go out. Two sickly twins and a four year old were a bit much for her on her own.


SueMaid Report 8 Nov 2016 10:00

I'm sorry for your loss Sylvia but her quality of life wouldn't have been good so yes a happy release. There are a number of fires all over N.S.W. :-(

What a worry you are Linda...hopefully the doctor can give you something to make you more comfortable. I don't like to think of you in pain :-( <3


LindainHerriotCountry Report 7 Nov 2016 10:02

I don't think we will be having fires, just lots of rain.

I was supposed to go to our annual cinema bonfire last night, but I was too ill to go, so OH went on his own. I have a cold again, but an awful pain in my rib cage on the right side. I am fine as long as I am lying down, but it hurts to move. I have had an infection in the pleural mambrane before, so maybe it is that. I feel better this morning, but I made an appointment to see the quack this afternoon.


SylviaInCanada Report 6 Nov 2016 21:27

One of my Australian cousins died earlier this week ... she was 89, suffered from dementia, and had fallen and broken a hip, shoulder and her breastbone. A happy release, I think.

But she lived in Coffs Harbour, and one of her daughters posted on FB yesterday that there had been a fire close to where she lives on a hill outside Bowra, though thankfully turned out not to be very close to their property. A bit of an eye-opener for the one who lives in Canada, though!!

The fire season seems to be starting early this year, Sue ............... but then it started very early for us this year.


SueMaid Report 6 Nov 2016 20:45

Oh ladies...I'm fine although the smoke was quite bad the fire was thankfully not too close. A worrying start to the bushfire season.

The weather is definitely warming up here although still cool at night.

We had a lovely visit from my nephew, his partner and their gorgeous twin boys. The boys are 9 months old and happy little fellows. One of them likes to squeal very loudly :-0

I hope everyone is well <3


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Nov 2016 23:13

Oh dear .........

I do hope Sue is OK.

They're some really weird weather down there!

It's definitely Fall here ............. rain, rain, and more rain!


LindainHerriotCountry Report 5 Nov 2016 09:49

I have had to do that as well Huia, it was very scary trying to find a safe place.

I hope Sue is OK, she posted some photos of bad grass fires in her town


Huia Report 2 Nov 2016 05:48

Actually, I seemed to miss having to drive in the worst of the rain. Otherwise, I would have pulled over and waited for it to stop, which I did on one occasion about 20 years ago. The wipers couldnt keep up with it on that occasion.


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Nov 2016 16:53

Hope you feel better soon, Sue xxx

Huia .......... it does sound awful having to drive in all that rain. Especially if the roads you use are as bad as some that I remember in the more southern part of North island back in 92/93 :-)


SueMaid Report 1 Nov 2016 12:11

Yes please Linda - I want to be fussed over :-(