Wednesday, August 11, 2004

What next?

Still lots to do -- I had a moment of panic in the middle of the night a while back about what I had to get done before I can go. But I've calmed down now and realise that all the essentials are basically in place. All I need to do now is petty things like buying clothes.

Last night was the launch of reflections, The Age's 150th anniversary book. It was at the Edge at Federation Square, and was great fun. Steve Foley gave a great speech in which he thanked all the important people like Marian and Paul R.

Later, at home, there was a knock at the door. It was my neighbour's brother (it's complicated) telling me that the house next door had been burgled yesterday. A window round the side had been broken, but I think only DVDs and money had been taken, a laptop being left untouched. I hope we're not in for a spate of break-ins.

Mum got her hearing aids last week, but is finding everything uncomfortably loud at the moment. I keep telling her that eventually everything will settle down -- I hope I'm right. She only wears them for four hours a day and sees the specialist again next week. It was a bit disconcerting on Sunday for the radio and TV volumes to be set so low; perhaps I need hearing aids too.


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