Benji has had a good day. He had not one, but two good walks today. We went down to the Wetlands and had a good walk around the main pond. We even used the new bridge. I brought him back and had some supper and then went out for a walk around the block – not as good as our original walk, but a decent start. All in about 5.5 klms. At the start of next week I hope to feel good enough to be able to go back to our morning walk – probably not the full walk yet but we will build back up to the 10 klms per day we were doing before the knee problems.
The weather has been clearing up and the temperature tomorrow will be a nice 34c. Couple of days like that and the rainstorms will be forgotten. Sadly it wont last at the moment but it will start to do so as the season wears on. I should be able to get some work done in the garden for a change. This last week has been a sad and horrific week for news. First there was the disaster that killed four people at Dreamworld in a horrific accident. Also in Queensland, a man waiting at a bus stop, got on, threw some inflammable liquid on the driver and set him alight, then sat down on the seat at the bus stop and watched. Others helped to get passengers off the bus. When the police and fire truck arrived the man was still sitting on the seat and still watching. It has been reported that he has a criminal record and has mental health issues. The driver died. Here in
South Australia there is concern regarding the number of home detentions that judges are handing out – car driver kills three people, judge rules it was not careless driving but simply a moment of inattention that caused the head on collision, so he gets home detention – a whole five months. It’s even more of a joke because there are not enough people to run the system and monitor home detainees so you might as well tell them to just go and sin no more and try to be a good citizen – “and what’s that – you need your license because your brother-in-law is an alcoholic and needs you to run him to the bottle shop, well that’s very community minded and I believe we can grant that for you.” Also in SA the Building Company Collapse that has left over 200 houses in limbo, has debts of quite a few millions. And on the subject of millions there is now an investigation to determine whether the Arrium board were trading whilst the company was insolvent. But buyers are now lining up so we might have a sale before Christmas and a hope that this will bring some stability to the town.
Saturday: After yesterday I decided that I had put this off long enough so rather than to wait and see how I feel next week, I got up, got dressed and took Benji out for his morning walk at 6:30 am. It was not a long walk but it was a start and each day I will go a little further until I get back to our full route again. He lay there watching me and as soon as I lifted the track suit, he was up and at my side all ready to go. We did part of the old route and he got to check the mail, so he was quite happy. It was warm as predicted but the wind kept the temperature down and it was still a coolish wind. We did much the same as we did yesterday about 5.7 klms , so we are about halfway there. I am quite happy with my reduced route for the time being.