Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wish this year would hurry up and end!

What else can go wrong this year? I've lost my job, lost a friend temporarily through illness, lost the election, and now I've lost my bloody mobile phone! GRRRRRRRRRRR..Yesterday (Wednesday) I spent the morning and early afternoon with our frail and aged activity group, and immediately following that, I took another elderly friend to the Austin Hospital to get the results of some tests. We sat in the Outpatients waiting room from 3.30 to 4.30 pm before seeing the specialist (with whom we spent about five minutes). Then we came home, and it was then I discovered my phone was missing from my bag. So it has to be either at the Community Health Centre (and fortunately there is only one room where it could be) or the Outpatients clinic at the hospital. The hospital security staff told me to call back on Thursday, because if the cleaners find it overnight, they'll hand it in to Security. I asked if they ever find mobiles and the guy sighed and said "They find EVERYTHING"...

Telstra have barred outgoing calls on my phone, but not incoming, so I've been ringing the number to see if anyone answers it, but it just rings out, so it is obviously lying on the floor somewhere in a deserted office - until 8 or 9 am this morning! Ken's old mobile phone is the same model as mine, and he still has it, so I'm taking that to our local Telstra shop where they will give me a new SIM card with my original phone number. I didn't think I'd get my number back, but apparently they can do it. So take heed - don't throw your old mobile phone out - you might need it one day!


Blogger Isabelle said...

Oh dear, poor you! Hope it reappears.

No, I'm not the person in the hat, by the way. She's my sister-in-law. I'm the person beside her.

Thursday, 29 November, 2007  
Blogger miss*R said...

*sigh* what did we ever do without mobile phones :)

Thursday, 29 November, 2007  

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