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Dad came home

September 27th, 2009 at 09:36 pm

Dad came home last Friday night. He was in pain the first couple of days but seems ok now...it's good to have him home. Visiting him in hospital by public transport every day was really starting to wear thin by the end!

Ok, we get paid on Thursday and the we will be able to put about $800 extra to the mortgage...We decided with the emergency fund that we will make sure we always have $1000 and we can always redraw from the mortgage in a dire emergency as we have over $20 000 extra available there...



Update on Dad

September 20th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I visited Dad today, he is much better and he is no longer having oxygen but still gets puffed easily. More fluid is on his lungs and he is not sure if they will drain it again...he had a catscan today so we will find out the results of that. I asked a nurse today about him, she knew what was going on so I didn't need to speak to a doctor. He did have a slight heart attack but they are not worried about that as tests on his heart have been fine. They are just treating the pneumonia. They gave him antibiotics while I was there. He is in the cardiac ward because there are no beds available in the general ward, apparently 30% of patients in the cardiac ward are just general patients because of the bed shortages so Dad might be moved if a bed becomes available...

I had a good visit with Dad today, he has put on a bit of weight because they are feeding him too much. Plus he can have coffee and chocolate now, so he has chocolate in the drawer and had a cup of coffee this morning. I am recharging some batteries for a portable radio at the moment which we will take in tomorrow. We paid for the TV for a week which ends on Thursday but he said he will just have the radio instead which will save a bit of money! Well a lot actually as the TV is $40.90 a week which is a bit of a rip off as there aren't many channels and we have at home 50+ channels in 2 rooms for $80 a month!

So he is doing much better and maybe he will be home soon! I hope so as I miss him. It's amazing how much you find you love someone when something like this happens!

My Dad is sick

September 20th, 2009 at 01:07 pm

Last Wednesday my Dad was admitted to hospital with pneumonia and a suspected minor heart attack. On Friday they pumped a litre of fluid from his lungs. So he was drowning here at home! His breathing was so raspy and he wasn't able to get his breath. He has now been on oxygen for a few days and I expect he will be in hospital for at least another week...

We are saving a bigger emergency fund from $1000 to $2500. Which means we only put $510 to the mortgage last Thursday...

Still sick

September 7th, 2009 at 06:02 pm

I have virtually slept for the last 3 days and I am still not feeling the best...

Anyway, on a financial note, I have a few bits and pieces coming to me. I have a $20 supermarket gift voucher, a $30 cheque came yesterday from rewardscentral.com.au, $25 is being deposited in my account from pureprofile and $22.45 is being deposited in my account from a book I sold on fishpond.

So in total, that's $97.45 which isn't bad...

I am sick...

September 4th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

I am all stuffed up, I feel weak and lethargic, I have slept all day today.

I hate being sick...

I was 316.8 pounds this morning...

So many expenses - just enough money...

September 1st, 2009 at 05:40 pm

We have so many expenses to pay tomorrow - the phone bill, the electricity bill, Credit card, build our savings account back up because we have had to use a bit of it and after all is said and done, we will only be able to put $169 extra to the mortgage! When I am used to putting 500-600 dollars extra every fortnight, its a bit of a blow! Although the balance will be about 109 967 so we will have broken the 110 000 barrier which is quite an achievement!

Breaking that barrier makes me feel a bit better... the next barrier will be the 100 000, it's going to be great going to 5 figures!

Oh and I am now 319.9 pounds.