Quickie Update – Cars Can Be Lawn Ornaments Too

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I don’t believe that moaning accomplishes anything at all, even when there really is a whole heap to moan about – hence my lack of personal posts lately. I’ve been zooming around all over the place trying to find my new place in this crazy world around me these past few months, and I can tell you I’m sure that I have a WHOLE LOT less hair. But I’ve discovered a lot of amazing things about myself that I never knew before, so it’s probably all going to turn out well. I’m anticipating only good miracles – after all, when your road is smooth, who needs them? So when times are a bit dodgy I believe that you get to expect them. I’ve already had quite a few fabulous ones this year, so why not be positive? Life’s big troubles are generally about growing and learning, and I reckon that we should at least try and enjoy the ride, bumps and all.

So now for a bit of an update. This is not moaning, you understand? Just an update. (winks)

The municipality has lost all the documents for my car – including the registration book, so I’m now driving around rather illegally seeing as how they so far haven’t issued me with the South Africa registration since moving here from Zimbabwe. It’s all very…Oh well…what can you do?…Sorry about that my dear. Sods. I’m pretty sure they’re angling for a bribe, but I reckon that considering things in general that’s not going to work with me right now.

So far this year I’ve committed the Celiac cardinal sin of munching down on things that I haven’t read labels on from well meaning people several times, and my innards are now feeling the pain after the most recent fall this week.

On a positive note, I bumped into all my neighbours at the same time, and we’ve convened a meeting to talk about setting up some sort of community thing about all the criminal activity. The couple who live next door actually woke up to burglars inside recently, and had their computer things and phones lifted. After the five concerted attempts to get in here after Angus passed away I’ve taken precautions. Possibly excessively according to my friend Eleanor, who says that she feels rather more worried about anyone who broaches this particular perimeter than she does about me. I agree. Rambo granny at your service.

Seriously though, I’m amazed that I’m still standing, and even more amazed at the support of some very special friends here in blogland, who will always be closer to my heart than they will ever know. It’s been quite a trip these past seven months – it doesn’t seem so long from the inside to be honest, but I’m getting to feeling pretty human lately, and will soon be spamming you all up with photies I’ve taken recently.

Thank you for sticking with me my wonderful blogging friends. You are all awesome and I’ll hopefully be back to zooming just as quickly as before. I have loads of comments to get to now – let the zooming begin. Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed just as much as you can, regardless of the scenery sometimes, and I’m getting there.

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13 thoughts on “Quickie Update – Cars Can Be Lawn Ornaments Too

    The Story Reading Ape said:
    July 21, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    👍 Keep on Keeping On RAMJO 😄😄😄

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    olganm said:
    July 21, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I hope the positive and good moments keep getting more and more, Jo. 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you, and for you too my lovely Olga – I wish LOTS of love and happiness in your future – HUGS! ❤


    Terri Webster Schrandt said:
    July 22, 2016 at 1:13 am

    OMG, you poor thing! You have been through the ringer, yet your sweet, positive light still shines brightly through your words! Here is a virtual cup of tea and a hug from your California BFF! ❤

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Thank you my FABULOUS California BFF! Thank you so much for your lovely words and tea too – nectar that stuff. Not expected from California though 😀 HUGS! ❤

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    patriciaruthsusan said:
    July 22, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I live in India and know just what you mean. We haven’t (so far) had any break-in attempts. We’re on the 3rd level up so that helps. We also have a metal guard door with two bolts. The “baksheesh” however is common. I’m so glad for you that many things have improved. I hope your troubles that remain ease up soon. All the best. 🙂 — Suzanne

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you Suzanne – you are a love! India had always been the number one place I’d like to see – it must be so amazing to live there. Crime though – eesh! The latest around here is them lurking in trees and then dropping down on the houseworkers walking in in the mornings and swiping everything they can – even jerseys and shoes. Getting jobs around here is bad with all the cross border inflow though. Being on the third level is good I reckon – still always better to be safe than sorry. Unless they get me while I’m asleep, and that’s not likely because I’ve alarmed every possible entrance, someone is going to get hurt before I do. Not very nice people – those who feel justified in housebreaking. HUGS! ❤

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        patriciaruthsusan said:
        July 22, 2016 at 5:52 pm

        That’s terrible, Jo. They don’t go quite that far here yet. Maybe it’s because a lot of the trees have been cut down. A lot of the sandlewood trees have been stolen. The traffic is horrific. You can hardly cross a street any more if you’re on foot. They’ve cut down a lot of trees to build more roads and bridges. I don’t know where it’s going to end. Take care. HUGS to you also. ❤ — Suzanne


    Sarina said:
    July 22, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Our walls are about 2m high and we have about every security thing there is on home security. It’s crazy.


    lbeth1950 said:
    July 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Hope I haven’t been a thorn in your troubled side:


    dgkaye said:
    July 23, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Good to hear you sound like you’re on a positive path Jo. 🙂


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