I wrote about upgrading appliances a couple of posts back but here's something I don't have to upgrade - it uses very little electricity. It's a very old radio with cassette player! The radio still works, the cassette player doesn't open. This table is next to where I sit when I'm on the front verandah. Nowadays, I light a mosquito coil and turn on the radio and I feel I've gone back in time 50 years.
There's another couple of months before I start my Home Care Plan. When that starts I'll have funds on hand for all the lawn mowing and outside maintenance here. But now I'm trying to find someone to mow the lawn. I went on airtasker and I offered $150 for the job but no one would do it at that price. Looks like the going price is $170. Anyhow, I withdrew the job and thought I might be able to get a local to do it. I'll look on the bulletin board when I go over to the shops again. If you have any suggestions, let me know.
I'm currently organising my home so I can do the work I need to do easily and efficiently. Many of you know I have a non-malignant brain tumour. The main problem I have with it is that it makes me dizzy when I walk on uneven ground (gardening), when I look up or down (hanging out the washing), or when I pick up items that are too heavy for me. I found that mopping floors and carrying a bucket of water made me really dizzy so I looked for other options. I don't want to give these jobs to someone else until I absolutely have to. I think when you stop doing something at my age, it's difficult to keep the ability to do it again.