Lyle & Margaret's abode
The Palms is a pleasant spot 5 miles from Gympie, It had a 2 bed roomed house and lots of sheds, the largest of which housed my caravan and annex moved in from Tin Can Bay.
We converted another of the sheds into an en-suite and guest accommodation unit.
The property had an almost park like look to it, 5 acres with lots of trees and a large dam, my aim in life was to keep this “Park” mown and pretty.
There was also an extensive garden areas which were Margaret’s delight.
We shared an evening meal, the cooking of same, and washing up, but for the rest of the time lived quite independent of one another.
Everything in the garden looked rosy, but once more we found fate had not quite finished with us, Lyle’s health suffered a major decline, and within 12 months he was permanently confined to a wheelchair.
Now while the surrounds had been idyllic for mobile people, they were much less than perfect for someone in a wheelchair or the electric powered scooter that was also tried.
The upshot of this was that after 5 happy years, once Lyle’s health deteriorated so badly, we reluctantly sold up our dream.