Thursday, September 18, 2008

What's Rumpus doing now?

Rupe and I are back home in Auckland, with medical matters taking precedence ( see below). Also a new Burmese kitten called Mars to keep us cheerful. Gabe loves him!

Well, as I am (finally) writing the last stories of our time in Turkey, Rumpus has been journeying around Turkey, north of Marmaris, with Mark and Sally Verbeist and their friends. They have doubtless had many adventures and fine times, and we have the occasional update.

Our friend Martin Caughey, one of the original Wild Things, is travelling back to Turkey with his wife Lee, Mark Hughes and some other friends to take Rumpus out on the next excursion. Who knows where they will go or how they will go!?

Meanwhile Rupe is going through the fifth operation in the hippity hop series; he has been pretty much confined to quarters since we returned to New Zealand. What a contrast to the freedom of being on Rumpus ! So we know hospitals, public, private, Auckland, Wellington, you name it....he will get better, no doubt about it, he is under the care of a very good American surgeon now - Kelly Vince - who is working with him to make him better than ever. I can't wait!!

1 comment:

PippyB said...

Hey Kristin and Rupe! Great to hear that Rupe is making good progess on the hip recovery. We are so grateful to you Rupe for txting us the weather report AND the elections results when we were leaving Amorgos Island heading east! Fantastic!