I’m off to Adelaide again … a sudden trip and unexpected.
Last weekend when I was in Adelaide for work – I went and had dinner with my parents on Saturday. Mum and Dad were quite upset when we arrived – they had just found out earlier that day that my uncle (mum’s brother) had died unexpectedly in hospital – he was in for a knee replacement operation (which apparently went okay), but he had some problems recovering. We’re still not sure why he died – the initial autopsy was inconclusive … I’m not sure if we will ever know. He was 52 and leaves behind a wife and a young daughter (I think she’s 8 now ?).
I’m flying over early this morning (only frequent flyer flight I could get) … I will drive up to Clare to spend the day with my sister and help her move some furniture ready for her to move out at the end of the year (she’s going on a 12 month teaching exchange to the UK) – and we’ll drive back down to Adelaide on Monday morning for the funeral.
Never a pleasant reason to go back home – but at least I’ll be able to catch up with my relatives whom I haven’t seen much of in recent months.