What Life was like for me and Peter towards the End of 2020

VERY SOON I AM GOIMG TO WRITE ABOUT CARTER’S LITTLE SISTER, WHO TURNED ONE ON THE 13TH OF SEPT. 2020. HER NAME IS EVIE ROSE, AND SHE IS ALREADY A BIG GIRL NOW AND DOING VERY WELL.

MARTIN’S TWO GRAND-DAUGHTERS LIVE IN VICTORIA. BOTH ARE BORN IN JULY, THIS YEAR THEIR AGES ARE ALREADY GOING TO BE 15 AN 14.

A few days ago I thought of Evie’s upcoming third birthday, and I wrote the above in a comment to one of my blogs.

So, Evie’s birthday is going to be on the 13th of September!

And what was Peter’s and my life like in September 2020?

Well, In Australia we have Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September. Our daughter Gaby’s Birthday had been on the 28th of August. In 2020 Peter had baked a cake in memory of Gaby’s Birthday. The Father’s Day in 2020 was on the 6th of September. This is, when some of the Family came with presents for Peter. Some were with us in the afternoon. and we did have coffee and cake. Some cake was the cake, that was left from Gaby’s Birthday!

I HAVE NOW 6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. EVIE IS THE YOUNGEST.

Here now is, how we were keeping in September 2020!

‘My Diary from Sunday 6th of September 2020 to Saturday the 12th of September 2020’ you can look up here:

This is what I wrote towards the end of that September 2020 diary:

On Tuesday morning, the 8th, Peter and I did a tremendous amount of shopping at Aldi’s. When we returned, Julie, a community nurse, appeared to do a blood test on Peter. Later on Peter made an appointment to see Amit Ch., his GP, on Sunday, the 13th, at 8,40 am, to find out about the result of the blood test. It turned out, that Peter’s kidney was still not too bad after all the medication Peter had to take to reduce the fluid around his heart and in his legs.

But now back to Tuesday. I think I probably caught up with a bit of cooking that I very much like doing, when I am not under pressure and can spent plenty of time doing it.

We had recently very good, mostly sunny spring weather. This was good for our washing, and also for relaxing in the sun or even to do a bit of gardening as far as this is possible with my and also Peter’s restricted movements. Both of us need all the time a lot of rest! Resting in the sun, I was hoping to catch up on some Vitamin D. My doctor found out through a blood test, that I am very short of Vitamin D and prescribed Vitamin D supplements for me! I have to take these twice a week now.

I also volunteered to check my blood pressure twice a day, writing down all the values to see whether my medication works satisfactorily.

Wednesday, the 9th of September. This was the day when Matthew invited Peter and me for an outing in our Audi, that means, Matthew did drive.

First to the mycar Service Centre in Warrawong, where the old Proton had been deposited. Matthew had to settle a few things so that ‘Paulchen’, the Proton, could be sold for scrap. The scrap dealer, who bought the car for 100 Dollars, was in Industrial Road, Oak Flats.

We knew this road very well from the times when we used to live in Oak Flats. Gee, has this road changed! It has become extremely busy. Cars, cars, cars everywhere. Where the scrap dealer was hidden away behind the street, was rather difficult to find, since hardly any street numbers were displayed. But Matthew was very adapt in finding his way around.

Peter, sitting in the front beside Matthew, was remembering a lot about what Oak Flats was like in the past. During this trip with Matthew, he remembered so much about our past life. So, Peter kept talking about it and I did too.

We enjoyed being driven around by Matthew. For a lunch treat, Matthew did get us fish and chips from our favourite shop at Shelharbour Village. All in all it was a very relaxing, very enjoyable day for us.

The following day, Thursday, we ended up being extremely exhausted. We went by bus to the Heart Clinic at Wollongong Hospital. It took us more than four hours before we were back home again. The people at this Heart Centre were extremely welcoming and friendly and tried to find ways for Peter to better manage his heart condition. There is a follow up for Peter. He goes to Wollongong Hospital this week Thursday with the community transport people to get an ultrasound of the heart done. It means, I can relax at home on that Thursday. 🙂

I forgot to mention, that on Monday, the 7th, another community nurse came once more to bandage my toe, where a whole damaged toenail had been taken off!

On Friday, the 11th, two community nursed appeared. The bandage on my toe could be taken off for good. Apparently there is no need anymore to wear a bandage. The nurses spent quite some time then to talk to Peter about all his ailments and what sort of help we might need.

We have been put onto flexible Respite Care now for getting some help every week, starting from Thursday next week. It looks promising. I hope, it is going to work alright.

Actually, last Thursday, when we had this exhausting trip to Wollongong. Monika and Natasha, with little Carter and little Evie, came to see us in the afternoon. On that Thursday Monika made a phone call to Hammond Care, to get the Respite Care going. Yesterday, Monday, Donna from Hammond Care, took all our details. Peter happened to have a very bad day yesterday. Lots of breathing difficulties. He took a strong painkiller last night. His sleeping through the night was not too bad I think.

It is now the end of June 2022.

So, Evie’s Birthday, 13th if September, is going to be in less than three months. I hope, this year I’ll be able to join in the celebration of Evie’s Birthday. Were we last year around the time of her Birthday still in lockdown? As far as I remember, the lockdown, we were under last year, started some time in June and lasted for three or four months, Well, probably four months . . .

8 thoughts on “What Life was like for me and Peter towards the End of 2020

  1. “In 2020 Peter had baked a cake in memory of Gaby’s Birthday.”

    I think I did not remember this right. It must have been some other year, when Peter baked this cake in memory of Gaby. But Caroline did bring a cheese cake along, that she had baked. That is for sure! 🙂

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    1. I found the two cake pictures now here:

      https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/174269013/posts/397

      A Great Week

      One picture is from Gaby’s Birthday, the other one from Father’s Day

      Here is what I posted in 2015:

      Last Sunday turned out to be a lovely family day at our home. It was beautiful to be surrounded by children, grand-children, and great grand-children for a few hours in the afternoon. Some almond-cake was left from Gaby’s birthday. There was also freshly baked cheese-cake. Peter had baked this cake!

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