It was Bill's Birthday this weekend and our eldest daughter, Carol, came from Sydney to celebrate her dad's birthday. It was such a wonderful surprise. Her husband, David, had actually been in Brisbane on a job during the week and Carol thought it would be fun to join him and us for the weekend. Carol had been working in Auckland, NZ all week. She then flew to Sydney, swapped work clothes for holiday clothes and then flew to Brisbane. (Talk about a jet setting family)
On Friday and Saturday they were happy just to sit around and chat after their hectic working week. We enjoyed the quality time with them. On Sunday we had a birthday lunch at our favourite chinese restaurant, Kam Koon, in Springwood. It was the hottest day of summer so far 35C/95F, we were glad of the air conditioning in the restaurant.
Then it was time for them to pack up and return to the airport and Sydney. David had a hire car, while he had been here working. He has been making an information audio, with interviews, sounds, and music for the history of the Power House Theatre building.
Carol, is designing a big building in Auckland.
Bye, bye lovely couple. Hope to see you again soon.
In the meantime the other two/three, Sonya, Bernie and Fox, are still waiting for USA customs to deal with their visa. The visa has been approved but they have to fly back to Sydney from Melbourne for an interview and sign the papers. It has taken them 5 months of waiting so far. They have given up their apartment and are now couch surfing until they can get on a plane for LA. It is all a bit unsettling for Buebli.