The morning started well with a farewell morning tea at the Library for a lovely South Sea Islander who has worked there for the past 27 years, and is now moving on to another job. She came straight from school and was so shy you could hardly get boo out of her. Now she is organising large functions and speaking to crowds - there were about 100 people there to say goodbye today. The best thing is that she is moving to a job at the other end of the Botanic Gardens so we will still have lots of contact.
Next I had to rush off to a large toystore to buy a birthday present for my grand daughter who turns 7 next Tuesday. She wanted a Barbie something, and I couldn't remember what. I am completely intimidated by these stores, there is so much I can never find a thing - but not today! I was in and out inside two minutes! I found absolutely the right Barbie present for her, and it was even reduced to half price in a sale.
The absolutely best bit of news today is that our kids have finally secured the contract on the house they want to buy to move into in early October. The owner is a very contrary man who was putting up all sorts of hurdles, but he finally signed the contract this afternoon. The housing market here in Mackay is very tight and there are very few places available for a family with 4 children, and certainly no others in their price range - so we had a couple of nice red wines to celebrate tonight.
We have had a damp day, ending up with about 10mls of rain, not much but a big help in watering our very dry garden. I think it is forecast to clear away overnight unfortunately, but the very dry areas in South east Queensland are getting a whole lot more.
Time for bed, and hoping tomorrow I can get back to the embellisher.