Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mr. Lucky…..

My random approach to homeschooling is probably best not assessed by those with a traditional approach to learning…. So far this week there has been very little “schooling” going on, there has been quite a few books read, topics discussed and the odd bit of cooking… Last night we viewed a Derren Brown show about luck, which has nicely explained my opinions on what makes me “lucky”… I am open to opportunities, therefore opportunities that go unnoticed by some, get noticed by me…. Its not magic, its just paying attention… The kids seemed to get that concept…



I am waiting to hear back from some experts, about a tea-cup I picked up…. If past experience is an accurate prediction of the way things work, it will be worth exactly the same amount as the repairs on my car will cost… Thats not pessimism, or optimism, just the “even-steven” way things seem to go for me… Get a bill, the amount will show up… to test the theory full I should put in an offer on a house, and see if I find something worth $400000 that afternoon… Maybe not, but it is nice to dream somedays…. we will see if the cup is going to cover the cost of car repairs, or just the cost of a cup of coffee to drink while I wait for the bad news….


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The Up-Hill Battle….

I have been away longer than I planned…. The move to the mountains was a little more draining than predicted, and the piper demanded his fee…. My health, both psychical and mental suffered a bit (to put it mildly), and dramas aplenty piled on to have a good kick… I am officially now 1 week down in the new house, I didn’t start counting till all the loose ends where wrapped up with the moving, and there were more loose ends than expected….

But…. We are now officially on our mountain…. and at some point (when the clouds are gone) I will be able to see things a bit more clearly…. I am slowly getting settled in, unpacking the never-ending box stack and playing musical chairs with furniture, and chairs…. Fingers crossed the selling can begin again soon, nothing like setting up in a new house to drain the wallet, and add to that a car with a buggered clutch, and there shall be money juggling for a while yet…



Sitting on the balcony this morning with a large coffee, it felt as though I had never been away…. that is probably not a good thing, it would tend to suggest the last 18 months of my life have been on pause…. So for the moment I will focus on fixing, my health, my surroundings, my car and my kids…. And it feels like I am in the place where that could happen, geographically if not emotionally….


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