I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. It has been such a busy 5 months and I am very happy to say that our new cook is on board and cooking up a storm. I can’t tell you how happy I am about this. I have a whole new appreciation for the Station Cook. Well no, that isn’t true, I have always had a great appreciation for them, I guess my appreciation has just been refreshed. So welcome aboard Julie, we are so bloody happy to have you and guess what everyone…. it turns out she can cook too, bonus, ha ha ha!!! Lets hope she loves it here.
So as you could imagine I had the laziest weekend in a long while. Oh dear lord it was good. We also have lots of family here too, lots of grandparents so we loved spending some quiet time at HOME with them all. We haven’t seen Grandpa & Grandmarg Chardy for about a year and a half and I nearly cried when they pulled up. So great to see them. DD & Rexy have introduced us all to a new card game and we may or may not be completely addicted too it. It is called sequence…
We spent a good part of the weekend playing this and I think I have “sequence elbow”.
On Saturday night I thought the right thing to do was trot out the famous Hot Steak & Crunchy Potato Salad and it didn’t disappoint either. It has been a while since we have had it and It is still one of my all time favourites. Have you tried it yet?
Our weekend ended with a bit of excitement, well excitement for everyone but the patient who we will keep anonymous. It was a case of a cut that was a bit too deep not to stitch so yet again our trusty local RFDS crew came to the rescue. Don’t worry it wasn’t anything too serious or life threatening. But it did give our crew a chance to practice their night time evacuation procedures. Although this one wasn’t an evacuation, more of a quick fix on the airstrip. It was dark by the time they landed so we needed to light up the strip, we use battery powered airstrip lanterns for this. Yet again the RFDS crew were such legends and it was our favourite Doctor Minh. Talk about service, from the time they landed to finish and back in our houses it was 1 hour. Beats going down to the local hospital and sitting there for 3 hours before being seen too doesn’t it. But then again if we did have to take the patient to town to be stitched up it would have involved a 7 hour round road trip and that is just the driving. The RFDS is so valuable to us out here in remote areas and we would be lost without them. Thanks so much guys, you rock! And the patient is doing well. You can read about other RFDS rescues here and here.
What did you get up to on the weekend?
Have you played Sequence?
Been to the emergency department lately?