Today I needed to visit the chemist. They are SO nice there, and they know me by now as I need to go in once a month, every month. Good Price Pharmacy Rothwell, thank you. Your employees are super nice * Every- Single- Time*. Today, Colleen even pointed out to me that one of my meds was on special for .99c, regular 2.99. I bought the maximum allowed of 3. Thank you dear lady for telling me!
To get there, I go over the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge. It doesn't take long, and it is a gorgeous drive. Ted Smout was Queensland’s longest-surviving World War I veteran and a keen fisherman.
He lived until June 22, 2004 when he died at age of 106. Why might this be interesting to anyone else but a trivia geek like me...? because.....
It is Australia’s longest bridge!
*Sunday’s opening of the 2.7 kilometre, $315 million, three-lane ‘‘hurricane- proofed’’ cement bridge, follows the old Hornibrook toll Bridge in 1935, and the Houghton Highway in 1979. ( The new bridge opened in 2010.)
Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/australias-longest-bridge-opens-at-redcliffe-20100711-1059m.html#ixzz2OizeClmx (some nice pics on this site)
Me, I do appreciate the history, but I mostly just love the view when I drive over. Ocean on both sides. Sometimes high tide, sometimes low tide. Easy to see which and when. I love the ocean!
Anyway, after the chemist, my day got better. I had planned to stop at the IGA at Clontarf for just a few things on my way home. I like this store because they have a pensioner's discount EVERY day, not only on certain days like the two other IGA's that are closer to me. My plan was to spend only around $20 for my must haves-Greek Yoghurt, fruit, veg, cheese, crackers. In addition to the discount, the employees are super nice too. But!! Today, they were having a special, spend $100, get $20 off the bill. Seriously??!!
Whomever is the manager at that store, thank you sincerely for running this special. You totally made my day. xxx
Today I had call from Guide Dogs QLD. My home assessment appt has been booked for Friday the 5th. I did tell him on the phone that I don't think I could cope with a young puppy due to my health, and the guy I spoke to agreed, but he also assured me that they still need "boarding care" for older dogs that have had surgery or for other reasons. I think that would suit me well, so now to wait for the interview. :) It might all work out, or it might not.
I did some machine quilting last night on some pretty shabby chic fabric. I love machine quilting...calming and good for the soul.
hope you had a great day too! xx debbie