Meanwhile Elf's sister Imp has come to stay for a couple of weeks while she gets going in her new job. Yes, she has started work for DPIWE or whatever they are called now - Dept of Primary Industry, Water and Eggplant I think. She is a water management boffin.
It will be terrific to have Imp and Ed and their girls Karri and Miah here - they will be moving down from Canberra as soon as Imp has found somewhere for them to live. The boys have not seen their cousins for years, and now they'll be just down the street. Perhaps even at the same school, if SHPS can squeeze the girls in. Ed should be able to find a job without too much trouble, being a senior IT personage. They are always in demand.