The Feds and the military just want a little piece of land – this little piece and that little piece, and that little piece and that little piece – you get the picture. I am not in any way anti-military – we should always support our troops – I just don’t see why a medium size (31,000 regular) military force such as ours, requires an area of land that is bigger than Scotland, Ireland , Wales or Virginia, to play their soldier games in. Actually, it’s bigger than two or more of these countries put together.
A few posts ago I said that the drive to Adelaide to pick up Alan was without any drama, well, as it turns out that was not strictly true. In the preparations of the house and the car and myself to get down there I had forgotten one tiny little thing – just a tiny thing – the car Registration!! A letter arrived yesterday from the South Australia Police to inform me that I am to be fined for driving an unregistered car. I was picked up by the spy in the sky. Years of driving with a perfect record. It was due on the 21st March; we left am on the 22nd and I was picked up by the spy in the sky on 2.43pm 0n the 23rd. Well at least I don’t get demerit points. Still, it just proves the saying ” No good deed goes unpunished!” :o
A week to ten days has turned into three weeks and I should be taking him back to Adelaide this weekend. He has no medication and no scripts to cover anything beyond this coming Friday and that really does not impress me much because it being the end of the school term, the roads out of Adelaide when I am returning on the Saturday, will be packed. However, all that aside I think it has been good for him to have been here these last few weeks. It has been a change for him and we have got him out and about, athough he does spend much of his time sitting watching daytime TV ( which drives herself potty :o) ) I haven’t been able to get much done outside – and the weather has been good for working outside. If I do go to Adelaide this weekend then I will try and get away early Saturday morning and miss the traffic and perhaps go into the Arid Lands Gardens on the way home