Road Trip good – Man not so good!!

The lower Flinders Ranges
The lower Flinders Ranges

It’s almost three weeks since I actually wrote anything. I’ve read a lot and looked at new things, some associated with Filofax, but I haven’t really written anything or even taken any notes. I did spend three days in Adelaide and bought a new camera. I also did a full day training session – which was so exciting I generated an incredible desire to slash my wrists. Still  a day and a half of a quiet wander about the place was almost worth it – almost!  Late night shopping before returning to my hotel. The walk was a bit tiring but  it was good to be wandering again – the Roar of the Greasepaint / The Smell of the Crowd – or something like that.

The view from the roadway - Outside Port Wakefield.
The view from the roadway – Outside Port Wakefield.

I love it when people go on road trips and post exciting photographs or rivers and valleys and mountains and great sweeping highways. My

More flatness
More flatness

world is generally flat. Miles and miles of flatness and when you get to the end of that – more flatness. It’s only when you start getting up North that you have the foothills of the Flinders Ranges, which are not really mountains as we know mountains – just very big hills. Most of the road to Adelaide is much the same, not a lot to see. I enjoy the drive because it is generally quiet and peaceful with not much traffic and not a lot of distractions. Boring, really. However,  at the end of May I will be going over to the South East of the State. This should be interesting since I have never been there before. Five hours driving to Adelaide and another four hours to get to Penola. I will, of course, take the camera with me and take some photographs of places I have never been before. Have no idea where I am going to stay for the four days but I’ll work that out fairly soon. It will be interesting because, as I say, I have never been to that part of the State.

The Man is now totally blind and has just about lost control of his back legs. He can no longer walk and has difficulty in standing. We also believe that the medication is no longer working since he cries a lot. I was up with him until  after 2am this morning and I didn’t think he would last the night. He was falling and banging into walls. I tried to keep him in a well padded  dog basket ( cage) but he didn’t like that and screamed to be let out and started falling down again. I came up with the idea of turning part of my room into a sort of play-pen – covered in blankets with pillows against the wall to stop him from hurting himself. I brought in three heavy plastic boxes from the garage and using the side of the wardrobe as one side put the remaining three boxes into place – two down from the wardrobe and one across the bottom. Open and with enough room to move about and well padded with blankets to keep him from hurting himself banging his head off the side of the boxes and the wall.  He cried until I believe exhaustion took

The Young Man
The Young Man

control and he has been sleeping since about 2:30am. I’ve had a couple of hours sleep and herself is still sleeping. This morning  we will call the Vet and make an appointment for later today.  But I think we are running out of time, which saddens me considerably.

6 thoughts on “Road Trip good – Man not so good!!

      1. I want you to keep thinking, no matter what happens, how you are the luckiest person in the world that The Man shared his world with you. Billions of humans stomping around and you are and always will be his.


  1. We have a great new tv series on BBC called Banished about Britain’s first penal colony, the convicts couldn’t escape because they were surrounded by forests and the sea. It’s always so interesting to see photographs from your blog. My best wishes to you and The Man. Charlotte


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