Changes


Regular followers of this blog will have noticed that I didn’t put up my usual Thursday photo yesterday. I do sometimes put it up on Friday because it’s usually still Thursday somewhere however I’ve decided to make a couple of changes to the blog.

This is partly because I now post to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge on Thursdays but also because over the past few weeks getting out to take new pictures has become a little bit harder.

I’ve made a couple of references recently to the fact that my husband has not been well. We had a difficult December with him requiring an ambulance ride to the hospital four or five times. In the new year he was diagnosed as having heart failure. He already has arthritis, diabetes type two and sleep apnea as well as a weight problem so he’s not been a very happy camper for the last couple of months. The good news for us is that  the condition can be managed with medication which does seem to be helping and while we hope that he will continue to improve it has meant a few changes around here at least for a while. Hubby is the driver and the shopper in the family and as I don’t drive myself our world has become a little bit smaller.  The days of him picking me up if I’ve stayed out late or going for a drive for the fun of it are over, maybe not forever but at least until he’s feeling better.

Anyway to cut a long story short I’ve decided that instead of Photo Thursday we will have “Snapshot Sunday” . This will spread my posts through the week a bit better so that instead of two posts on Thursday there will be one on Thursday, one on Sunday and one on Tuesday or Wednesday plus random posts when I have something else I want to share.

Just so you don’t have to wait till Sunday for a photo here is one I prepared earlier :).

Church Street is the main street in Geeveston.

Church Street is the main street in Geeveston.

7 thoughts on “Changes

  1. I am sad to hear that your husband doesn’t feel well. I hope he will get well and it’s good that the medication helps already to improve his situation.

    Related to your photo, that is a beautiful scene and reminds me of some movie sets or scenes in australia 🙂

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    • Thank you Dennis. I had been hesitating to post about what’s been going on at home for the past two months but it has prompted a few changes in routine and it will be harder to do long trips away from home in future I think.
      Yes the main street in Geeveston is probably not unlike main streets in other small Australian towns, the buildings are old because there has not been the money to build new ones in years but I think that’s probably going to be a good thing as it is more picturesque as it is. The street was full of tourists on this sunny Friday.

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      • I experienced it is sometimes helpful to write about things like that. We have some kind of anonymity with our blogs anyway, and if you write things down, you feel much better and you get a clear mind to master future things. That is my experience. I can imagine how your both route changed, because that is what happened to me too with my disease back then. When things were still very bad, I couldn’t get out of my town anymore too. It’s much better today. I hope your husbands situation improves to the point that you both are more mobile again, but I think now it’s much more important that he can rest to get well. It’s good that you take care of him.

        About Geeveston, I think not everything has to be new… we have a lot of older towns here too and they appear romantic anyhow. I like that old style. It’s also interesting to see how old and new looks in different countries. I like both, old and sleepy places, but also modern looking and stressful places. It’s for example fun to see a big town like Hamburg but when you make a trip to a small village in Thuringia, it’s as if you go back in time 🙂 I guess that is probably the comparison between Geeveston and Melbourne.

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      • Yes exactly Dennis. I enjoy visiting our largest cities Sydney and Melbourne for a change of pace but I don’t think I’d want to live in them although I did like the idea when I was young.

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      • Yea, same here. When I was in Hamburg, Berlin or any other big town for a weekend, it was fun but I wouldn’t like to live there either because it’s way too stressful and crowded. That’s why I like my town Lübeck, it’s somewhere in-between, not a metropole and not a village 😀 We have 260.000 people, it’s a medium city but a quite one and not too crowded. There is also nature between the districts, it’s basically the alternative to big and small 🙂

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