I had been enjoying some free time as for the first time since treatment started I had all lines removed from the IV machine and I was free to walk around. Jan was keen to take me over to the Peter Mac building as it is marvellous architecture and has loads of artwork on the walls. It really is a fabulous building and if anyone had a spare 20 minutes in Melbourne one day I’d advise a look. It also contains the LOFT café which today served the best chocolate thickshake I’d had in many a year.
Surprise visit today. I’d just finished a nap and Kaz and David Hodge called by with a card and present (paper aeroplane kit) just to cheer me up. It was great to see these guys who were down in Melb to see the Tigers smash GWS last night (I think they were still suffering!).
But the big news today was from the medical team, they are happy to release me from hospital for a few days for home treatment. This basically works with what they call “hospital at home” and a nurse makes a daily visit to check on the IV system and do normal observations.
This should happen late on Monday but as you know I am thinking of just one day at a time so will cross that bridge when I get to it.
However this got me thinking as to where home is? Strange thought but we intentionally used our Docklands address when checking into the RMH as this was simple. A Tasmanian address may have complicated matters.
In my mind Milford, our Tasmanian property is certainly home and has been so since our move at Xmas time. But for the next 6 mths we are most likely to spend more time at our second home in Docklands.
Back to Tassie- the farm is green most of the year around (with the exception of drought) and although winters can be cold and wet, this year seems to have been pretty mild. Our house was built in 1835 by the convicts for the first treasurer of Tasmania.
It is a two story brick and sandstone construction with a maids quarters and 4 room cellar. We recently renovated the house ( well mostly under Jan’s close supervision) and it is a beautifully comfortable house to live in now.
Pictures tell a 1000 words so have a look. ( you might be able to spot the new Proway yards that have recently got a mention on Macca’s Australia All Over program)
Unfortunately we won’t be back here for a while but it is still home and I hold the image strongly to help with my recovery process.
Thanks to Nick van Hattem for putting this little video together and MKS for the excellent footage: