Wild, Wet, Winter.

Well, there you are, Benji is back home to his own bed in the living room again. He almost has free run of the house. Still a bit concerned about my room door when it’s open, but other than that he is  adjusting  well. Although we all get on with Yogi, we wont be looking after him  for the time being,  so everything is his for the foreseeable future.  There was a RFDS fundraising event on over the weekend (29/7) and although I wasn’t  on duty, I went down anyway  to give a hand if required. It was fairly quiet but I stayed and  had a chat and a coffee. There’s going to be a fair amount of walking and mini-road trips this month as well as a conference in Adelaide. The mini road trips —– well, for the month of August Annabell is hosting the ladies Coffee Evening on a Tuesday and the Ladies Coffee morning on a Wednesday, so a fun month. On the bright side – a scone month!! This week, however, I’ll be home all week at least and because  it’s been a while since she was the hostess,  I help her to get everything organised.

The  dry warm(ish) winter weather we have had up here in the  north of the  state came to an end with cold, wet and positively winter conditions today. I don’t think there will be many ladies here this morning. I did my good deeds for the week. As I said, it’s raining so I went out to the carport with an umbrella and when the ladies drove up I went out with the umbrella to  shelter them from the rain as they came in. Next week I start to get ready  for the Conference, which, at least, is in Adelaide

Today is Friday and there has been no word from Annabell’s doctor, so we assume that everything is ok and the report was good. Of course, he still could call, but it is less than likely now – a week and more,  after the ultra-sounds.

This morning (Saturday 5/8 ) the RFDS are running the football canteen and a BBQ for the Junior Football. I will go up and see what’s going on. I did the last one so I am not involved this one, however, I do attend when I can so I can take some photographs for the Newsletter and perhaps the Web Page.

All day there has been this state-wide warning about a wild winter storm about to hit South Australia – heavy rain, which will cause flooding, and wind up to 125 kph. It is now 9:15 pm on Saturday

Wee bit storm

and I have just came back from a walk with Benji and whilst it is cold, there is not a lot of rain nor wind to talk about. Perhaps it will sneak quietly through when no one is looking. Sunday and still nothing here, and nothing on the news server. Either the  severe weather front has died and not coming or it’s still to come – not sure which. Not that it is going to effect us anyway. However, we are getting a little bit of the rain – just a few moderate showers nothing wildly exciting. As long as it stays like that I will be quite happy.  The “wild weather”is supposed to be over by Tuesday, which, I hope, means fairly calm weather for driving to Adelaide and back.  Monday 7th. and there is not a word about any storm on the News Server. Well, yes we had nothing up here but there is nothing in the news about any wild/extreme weather  elsewhere. Yes there are  stories on the evening news about trees being blown down, but that’s not unusual in winter. I mean, in Adelaide if you sneeze too hard either a branch or a whole gum tree falls down.  There may well be  some news as the day progresses, but nothing at the moment.

Scone gone!!

I am thinking of disowning my son – the younger – The Systems Engineer. How could he do this to me?? After all I’ve done for him, he ups and pinches my scones!! Of course he was not alone in this – someone had to help him carry out this dastardly deed- some female who will remain  anonymous. Can you believe it?  I mean, stealing a fellow’s money is one thing, but his scones?!?  – well, that’s just beyond the pale.

8 thoughts on “Wild, Wet, Winter.

    1. I see a mother (mama) involvement here, and that being so, there’s not much I can do about it. I sometimes wonder if these children ever left home.


  1. Glad you didn’t get the wild weather they were calling for. I loved your comment that “if you sneeze too hard either a branch or a whole gum tree falls down.” Just curious, do gum trees grow quickly and are, therefore, not very strong? Hope it warms up a bit for you and you have a great week.


    1. Eucalyptus trees do grow very quickly and they tend to suffer from stress – too wet, soft ground, wind – trees down. Too hot, trees are stressed, branches fall off. In Adelaide a number of people have been killed by branches suddenly falling down on to a road. I have a friend in Arizona hates Australian trees because they are one of the main causes of wildfires – they contain oil and can explode in extreme heat of fire. It is only a few years since 19 firefighters were killed in Arizona. Oh, and I am not in any way exaggerating about people killed in Adelaide due to falling branches.

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      1. Wow! I didn’t realize that Australian trees cause wildfires in Arizona! I can see how the oil in the trees could make them “explode.” Sad that so many people are killed from falling branches. Is there something they can do to prevent them from breaking off onto the road?


  2. Thousands of Eucalyptus trees were imported into California over 100 years ago. There are now millions of them because the climate of Calif. , like Arizona, is good for Australian trees.


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