Thursday, 12 August 2010

The Students arrive

I've detailed the story of the arrival, and the touring with the Chinese students here.  It has been a busy time, and while looking after them, I've communicated with my father and sister, and other family members while I have worked in conjunction with my sister and father to find long term care for my parents.

My mother has been assessed and her new status is that she needs High Care,but the documents had not arrived when I last spoke with my sister, and our progress through the paperwork is pending the arrival of these documents.  I feel sorry for anyone who has had to go through this - it is bad enough to know that your parents' health is failing, but the running around to get any accommodation for them is distressing. I can't imagine how families that are fragile for any reason might manage the process.  Of course we have a lot of work to do on this - we are barely close to getting anywhere suitable for my mother.

Meanwhile I am back in Brisbane and racking up huge phone bills - but there is not a lot I could have done if I had stayed in Adelaide.  Much of what I need to do can be done from here.

Each day I have been with the students - until yesterday when the students spent time with their host families, and two other TESOL students.  I've not heard from anyone since I left the students on Tuesday afternoon, so I can only hope that all is well.

Today I had a lesson with Paul Farris - a photographer at Wynnum.  I will have to find time to practice some of the material that I learned today.  Maybe the weekend will have better weather, but today is cold, windy and not good for photography in any way.

1 comment:

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Hope things get sorted out soon Di.