First of all, the good news is that the tests Annabell (herself) underwent were clear and the doctors are pleased with her. We still have to live with other things but she is doing well and we don’t have to go back again until March of 2015 – which is great. The weather in Adelaide was cold and added to the fact that she does not travel well, it was a difficult two days for her. It was a difficult day to be down in Adelaide and there being no parking available at the hospital I had to drop her off and then go find a parking place – which I did – about a kilometer away. I parked then walked back to the hospital, then reversed the process when she was finished. The time was not all that crash hot for me either – five trips in four week at 760 klm per trip is 3800 klms, and it’s about time I had a break from travelling. Apart from the Sturt’s Desert Pea, my garden is suffering because the weeds have started to take over and I have not had a weekend nor time during the week to get it sorted out. I’ve done some but I need to spend some serious time in there over the next week or so. We stopped into the Arid Lands Botanic Garden on the way through, but there was nothing ready yet and the Desert Pea they had was smaller than a seedling so it needs some more time. I’ll be heading back to town on the 26th, so the travelling is not quite over yet for a little while.
The drive home was fun and we joked, when passing Bolivar (the Extreme end of Adelaide), that we were leaving civilisation behind us and heading into the ” Badlands” – “Bandit Country”. Too many people have the idea in their heads that they just about need a helicopter gunship as an escort if they leave the security of the Metropolitan District and head north . It was also interesting for in that when we were at the start of the journey she realised, for the first time, that all the pastureland she could see on either side of the road to the horizon on either side, was now military property. That aside, she slept most of the journey down and back, which was good.
I was up to my wee eyeballs over the weekend with RFDS Fundraising and other things and on Monday I was asked to
work – which I did. I have this weekend free ( at the moment) and I should be able to get into the garden and attend to these weeds. I miss my little associates when I am away. I even miss him standing, staring off into space and barking. He’s silly! I have even watched him barking at birds that have the cheek to invade his air space. I didn’t have a photograph of a bird on the fence, but I thought this would sort of give you the idea. It’s a Crested Pigeon – cute – but still a pigeon.