Monday 27th April 2009 - Luc with his winnings, although he confessed later he would have preferred some mud and a bucket. Sorry about the focus, but time was short this weekend and I couldn't redo the shot.
This is one week we would consider a good one and maybe a turnaround in fortunes, finally after promising to be back in two weeks last august the window people came to repair the french windows, to be fair it was not thier fault as there was a dispute about who would pay. Anyway this coupled with the fact that we finished the paving outside (some of temporarily until we can afford to redo it) meant we could finally use the room downstairs as intended. So over the weekend we cleared out the Schofpfli (garden house/shed) and no sooner had we finished the bigger boys choose it as a den.
We still have building work all around us while the gemeinde (council) have the road dug up to renew the drainage, which was fun for the local kids who crawled through a new 30m section of the drain, I guess the workmen will check for kids before they close it up again :-)
Cai has his nose op coming soon but is fine although he has been coughing some food up he continues to take a spoon or two, I however nearly choked him doing the band change as I was suctioning Cai and trying to catch Luc as well as trying not to be distracted by the bigger boys I left the suction pump a little too long in the canula, cai was fine but had a coughing fit for a while and we will go back to making sure Luc is "imprisoned" and the bigger boys are out of the room in future for the changes.
We also started cleaning the pond, we have some new inhabitants, whilst cleaning the leaves out of the filter, something moved in my hand, which turned out to be a frog (it is designed so that they can escape) and then later on I discovered at least 4 newts and some dragon fly larvae, so hopefully it will be quite a community there soon, a much better choice than having a new car!
And finally we have a new bar in town which we can call our local, its quite pleasant and makes up for the fact we don't go in the one next to us because they were not nice to my wife when she rented an apartment above it.