Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Kindness of Neighbours

I went into town and grocery shopped yesterday afternoon. That little Oliver Super Valu is a great store. I got all my sushi fixin's, plus a box of cous cous for Tony. Oh, and a teeny container of coffee flavoured Hagen Daas. Okay, so we start our diets after we finish the ice cream.

To tell the truth we are both still really tired. We slept over 12 hours last night. Went to bed at 9:00 pm and slept until 9:30 am. Tony says he's still bouncing from the trip. I'm just tired from working so hard these last couple of months.

Aside from the broken water connection, everything works well and we are very pleased, although I still am unable to send e-mail for some reason, and I have to go to the clubhouse to get a web connection. We may opt for cable service just to fix that problem. It's a royal pain in the behind not having internet service.

There's still lots left to unpack, but none of it is essential to life and limb, so it can wait until I am more rested. I spent 30 minutes talking to our neighbour lady to the east this morning, and didn't worry that I should be working, cleaning or just involved in some kind of busy-ness.

Our neighbour to the west came over for a visit, and returned five minutes later with a half flat of Roma tomatoes. Mmmmmm, we will be eating fresh tomatoes for dinner, and snacks, and breakfast and lunch and snacks and....

We are moving at a slower pace and savoring the quiet. We haven't hooked up the TV or turned on the radio. The news is irrelevant. People can kill each other by the hundreds at home and abroad without our attention, they've been doing it despite our fretting anyway.

What's important right now is the kindness of a neighbour, the unhurried visit and the steady, soothing drone of the fan.

2 comments:

Mandy said...

It's nice to catch up with your news and hear that you and Tony are doing well and enjoying yourselves. I'm so glad you are all safe and sound.
Much love,
M

Zak Greant said...

Hey Mammy,

Hotmail should work. Can you describe the problem you are having.

Also, do you have a phone number we can reach you at???

Love,
--zak