This morning I was woken at 6.30 and asked to move my car, which was parked in a family designated car park. 2 huge trucks had arrived to drop off some new hospital machines and no warning had been given. So I throw on my clothes and stumble out looking like I had just stumbled out of bed dishevelled and unimpressed. 'G'day beautiful', one of the guys shouts as I arrive - his sarcasm clearly dripping as my hair was on all angles and I was anything but! I get to the car to discover that I have a flat battery as I had left the lights on when I parked 2 days ago!. The 6 hulking blokes stand around rolling their eyes as we wait for the security firm to arrive with jump leads. I then continue to embarrass myself by not being able to find the lever to open the bonnet - one of the blokes sneeringly comes to the rescue. I put the window down as I am backing out to say thanks, and drive away and repark.... and turn off the key, BEFORE realising the window is down and the battery wasn't re-charged sufficiently enough to turn on again.... so I nonchalantly wander back to the security guy to discreetly ask him to come with the jumper leads, but he non-discreetly hollers, 'Ok lovey, I'll be right over with the jumpleads - where are you parked?'.... more eye rolls. So I would like to apologise to the female readers as there are 6 blokes in Auckland that today had the stereotype confirmed that woman are dizzy and useless when it comes to cars. I'm so sorry.
Got a text from Francis & the girls - they'd had a great day in Bangkok with friends and have now arrived in Laos. Francis is busy sorting out our life possessions and the girls are happy to have playdates with friends. Laos was hit by the typhoon and some of the towns that World Concern work in were hit by the deluge but I don't know anymore than that.
Must get back to Sam. X Shirley