Thursday, February 11, 2010

Profits and Saints

Remember those cricket cards I put on ebay? The ones I found in a dumpster bin?
Guess what, someone paid $71 for them. Not only that, there was a bidding war in the last 5 minutes of the auction.
With 6 minutes to go the price stood at $29 and I would have been quite happy with that, but it zoomed up to $71 as the final seconds ticked down! All right! Howzat!!

The New Orleans Saints won the Superbowl in their first ever appearance in the big game. They were the sentimental favourites in the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina although I didn't think they'd win.
It felt a little odd cheering for the Saints!

Work continues to be challenging and intense but I feel like I'm making some progress and learning the ropes. This weekend is one of our biggest contracts of the year, and one of the south west's biggest events, the Leeuwin Estate Concert. Boz Scaggs is the star attraction. Remember him? Anyone under thirty can be forgiven for never having heard of him. We'll be running 65 buses and coaches full of concert goers from Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River and Augusta. The well-to-do in sponsor coaches and the common people in shuttle buses. I'll be working all day and night Saturday as a supervisor and again Sunday as a driver.

Mrs Holt Press' Mum, Mary has been quite ill recently and had to have emergency surgery yesterday for a ruptured appendix, quite an ordeal for an 86 year old. Mrs Holt Press is going over to Victoria on Monday to visit her Mum and Dad while her Mum recuperates and will also take a trip to Bruney Island, off the southern coast of Tasmania (iceberg territory) where her brother Ray has opened a cafe and shop.
Hopefully Favourite Daughter will help me look after Sport Boy and manage domestic responsibilties in her absence. And hopefully Mary will make a good recovery. It has been pretty stressful for her Dad who is himself 90 and pretty well deaf and blind now, although still manages to get around pretty well.


Peter said...

Sorry to hear your Mum isn't well Carolyn, all the best.

Lyn said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum too Carolyn. Wishing her a good recovery and hope you have a safe trip.
Lyn xo