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Fires and a Grim Outlook

Herself’s brother telephoned from Scotland to ensure that we were ok and the fires firesnswwere not affecting us and she  explained to him that we  are more than one thousand kilometres from the fire danger.  But it was very kind of him to call and be concerned. My pain still continues but I have put it down to paying off Karma. I think me and the Little Man are a matched pair at the moment. Fires continue to  burn across NSW with the number of homes destroyed now reaching nearly 300. The weather forecast is not helping – hot and strong winds tomorrow and Monday. Many people have responded with incredulity at the comments by the Greens that it’s  all the government’s fault.  They lost a lot of ground – and seats –  at the election and only barely held on to two seats mainly because they were prone to doing silly things and making silly inappropriate statements. Looks like they have not learned anything.

I’m not really sure what constitutes the ” lowest of the Low” but I  believe the looters that have broken into houses in the fire areas of the Blue Mountains come pretty close. Didn’t we used to shoot looters – and can we still do that?? The NSW Government has declared a State of Emergency and things are looking pretty grim with hot conditions and winds of up to 70kph. The biggest concern is to prevent two major fires joining up and creating a 200 klm  mega-fire front.

fushesTook the dogs out for a walk last night and got to use the Dog Sling for a little while. The Man likes walking so when he feels he has enough rest he wants out and back down again. Couple of times he has almost jumped out of my arms once he gets another wind. He’s sleeping a lot, which is good: he is eating a little, cooked chicken and rice; and he’s better off in food than I am  :o) I asked for something that would help put on a bit of weight and was told to feed him cooked chicken and rice, so that’s what I’m doing. Apart from the medication he gets a daily dose of Fish Oil.

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3 comments on “Fires and a Grim Outlook

  1. Hearing/seeing about the fires on our local TV. Tragic, indeed.: And then to have “looters”… Truly disgusting..!! Glad to hear “The Man” is doing OK.

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  2. For what it’s worth, I thought of you immediately when I head about it on the radio here in the US. Doesn’t matter how far you are from the fire, all the rest of the world hears is that Australia is burning! What a mess for all of you. Hoping the wind is blowing away from your general direction because even we have been stuck under a smoke cloud from fires a state away.

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  3. Apart from the first mention there is no other information on looting. The Authorities have detained CHILDREN who were caught lighting fires. Two of them were under 12 years age and cannot be charged or arrested because they are under age. The fires have started to ease now and the firefighters are starting to get things under control.

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