Special Friday

9 August 2015

They washed the dishes!

They washed the dishes!

Dessert after a late dinner.

Dessert after a late dinner.

It was a pleasure to have Sisters Sudweeks and Sister Cocos stay with us Thursday night. (I am always happy to have guests that wash the dishes and fold the laundry!) They are delightful young women! They drove the 3 hours from Bathurst arriving about 8:00 pm. They were gracious about having leftovers for dinner.

Sister Coscos and Sister Sudweeks.

Sister Coscos and Sister Sudweeks.

Spring blossoms Friday morning.

Spring blossoms Friday morning.

Hospital main entrance.

Hospital main entrance.

In front of the hospital

In front of the hospital

Early Friday morning, Elder Kinghorn dropped Sister Sudweeks and Sister Coscos and I off at Prince Royal Alfred Hospital near downtown Sydney. There are many medical buildings in the complex and we asked for directions twice before finding the hospital. We walked right past the front entrance because I thought it was a museum.

Open modern stairway connecting buildings.

Open modern stairway connecting buildings.

Just inside the entrance looks like a cathedral.

Just inside the entrance looks like a cathedral.

After the good news, "Your heart is fine!"

After the good news, “Your heart is fine!”

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Tacos for lunch.

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On the way to the train station.

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From left: Sister Makabenta, Coscos, Albano and Sudweeks at the Mortdale train staion.

Sister Sudweeks and all her siblings are being tested for a fairly rare genetic heart disease. Her stress test required her to run uphill on a treadmill while her heart was monitored. Prince Royal Alfred Hospital is associated with the University of Sydney, and apparently has very high quality health care. The doctor was so kind and thorough. He had discussed Sister Sudweek’s case with colleagues at the Mayo Clinic. We were all happy to learn her heart is fine.

We tried a nearby Mexican restaurant for lunch. It was really good, but below the standard Café Rio has set. I do not have Elder Kinghorn’s navigating skills, but we eventually found the train station and got ourselves back to the Mortdale station. There, we were happy to see Sisters Albano and Makabenta.

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