Well, here's an update on us. About a month ago DH realised that leaving his employer at the end of his contract in June would give him a larger payout than if he stayed on for another 6 months so he took it and has moved to Qld to look for work. We will be staying on so that DS2 can perform at the Sydney Opera House in a school choir and go on the Year 6 school trip to Canberra in late September.
We spent the 2 weeks of the school holiday collecting firewood for winter (our only source of heating) 2 days out of 3. Things fell apart at home a bit like you would expect with 6 people creating messes but no-one home long enough to clean up. Still catching up now after kids have been back at school 2 weeks.
DS1 spent last week of school holidays on an AAFC activity at our local RAAF base. Then he got home for 3 days, helped dad pack the trailer with all his worldly possessions and then travelled north with dad. He came back on aeroplane (his first time solo) on the Saturday, spent time at a friends and then got picked up by me (a two hour round trip). Then on Sunday went on another AAFC activity all day.
In between that DS2 had an accident at school on Friday that required an ambulance. He and another boy ran into each other at high speed. Both got concussions and we think mine has a broken nose, although I am not sure now the swelling is going down.
He has had bruising come up and go down with both eyes going green yesterday but fading to yellow with purple patches today. He still has a bump on his brow but his eye is open again.
The other little one was in hospital for longer but as is the way with 12 year old boys they are both up and going full speed already.
Of course that all happened the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before my assignment was due and I had no other adult to share the load. :-(
Well, I am still here, needing a good coffee (don't like it but can't rest, stuff to do), and Rescue Remedy or a good cry. Can't decide just yet.