So, the fourth of January was elder daughter’s big 50th birthday.
I see I did not take one photo.
I will tell you why.
You will have to make do with a picture of younger daughter’s garden.
The plan was we would all meet at younger son’s place for a birthday lunch.
Older son went to Napier to pick up K and then to Bredasdorp to buy food for the said lunch.
I set off to Swellendam to fetch Michelle and her little son.
Duly fetched them and headed for younger son’s place.
The temperature there was in the forties!!!!!!
I do not do 40 degrees.
I do not do 35 degrees.
Hell, I do not like 30 degrees.
No energy whatsoever.
Copious amounts of perspiration.
No interest in anything.
When everyone had gone on their way, I was still prostrate on the couch.
Younger son, now called B. does not have electricity.
They have a gas stove and fridge.
They have a generator when they want to use the washing machine.
At a quarter to seven that evening it was still 28 degrees.
I was sleeping on a couch in the lounge.
Let me rephrase.
I was lying on a couch sweating.
They live up against a mountain.
Lots of trees etc.
Also, baboons and snakes.
So….they close up everything at night.
I got up at midnight and sat, in the dark, on the deck.
I got up at two and did the same.
I got up at four and sat listening to roosters in the village.
At four thirty I thought “to hell with baboons and snakes”.
Opened the sliding door and went back to bed.
Where I had about two hours of sleep.
With no sleep the trip back was a bit of a nightmare.
Seven hours of hell.
Told B he is quite safe.
Will never come to live with him in the summer.
7 responses to “Granny and the birthday.”
Well that is one person who will never get ‘mother overload’ it’s a very funny tale and although you suffered badly I could not help but see the funny side of it…sorry my dear!
Did I miss the episode where the wheels came off???
They didn’t come off literally!!!
You really told that heatedly! One should keep one’s cool in these situations.
No Col…I am just NEVER going anywhere that has that sort of temp again!
Some places do get carried away with running a temperature — and anyone running in that temperature will have to be carried away!
good morning Granny, that was a heated episode. My Gammy, many many years ago, when she was alive, had a hand held fan that went everywhere with her, maybe you could get one of those, and loads of batteries 😉
Hehe…my DIL gave me one but I ran the battery down!