Saturday 2nd March:
Today we went to see the diabetics educator and learned how to do injections. For me it was very simple. Why? Well the new insulin injection system is very similar to the operation of an EpiPen., so I didn’t find it difficult. As part of the Red Cross First Aid Course, the use of EpiPens were included. Actually Annabell found it quite easy to use and she was able to administer the insulin without a problem. All in we were about an hour and a quarter with the nurse. On Friday there was a telephone call from the insurance company to let me know that they have received the photographs and the report from the repair garage but they would like their own assessor to come and have a look and make the final decision. Once that is completed I should hope that things will be settled fairly quickly. I have had a look and there are a couple of cars that caught my eye. We’ll see what happens after Tuesday.
Annabell has another infection so I have had her up at the hospital. She is now on another course of antibiotics and I will make an appointment for her with our own doctor in the morning and see what he has to say. She is not having a good run of things at the moment. The assessor should be here sometime tomorrow (Tuesday) They did say that they will try and get here in the morning.
I remember we did a course some years ago that suggested that once we set our minds to something we start to see representations of what we have set our minds on in many places. For example, if we buy a red car, in order to justify our decision in our subconscious mind, we start to see red cars around us – something we have never really noticed before. It proves to us that red cars are very popular thus we made the right decision. It used to be called the “Baader – Meinhof Phenomenon although these days it is called “frequency illusion” I mention this because I have been looking at a replacement car and the one I was giving thought to was coloured blue. Thus I am seeing a frequency of blue cars. I am amused by this and I was going to put LOL, but I am informed that LOL is now out of fashion so I don’t know what to put anymore..
We had a bit of a storm last night – lightening for four minutes – couple of peals of thunder – rain for about three minutes – been the scariest five minutes this entire week. This morning (Tuesday)
the Insurance Assessor came and took photographs and examined the car. He will write it off, but I can keep the car. However, it cannot repaired and I will have to arrange for the wreckers to come and take it away – or not, but once the registration expires next week, I can no longer register it, so, between that and the massive storm, it’s been a really interesting week.
The army with their tanks, artillery and armoured vehicles are here in Cultana for “live fire” exercises. I think they are only here for a couple of weeks, so we probably wont see much of them.
However, I did see army trucks with tanks on the back on the way north as I was travelling to Adelaide on Thursday. The two boys ( John & Andrew) are off to some music festival in Melbourne. Andrew is staying in Melbourne for a few days but John is heading back. He has asked me to go down to Adelaide, pick him up and bring him back home. I said I would. Couple of things I need at David Jones, so it works in well. That’s why I was not too bothered about doing any shopping this trip and just came directly home.
We are still having Kangaroos and Emus wandering around this top end of town. The City Council and the Wildlife people have asked us not to feed the Emus nor the Kangaroos, because it
will get them used to being fed and watered and they will come to rely on it and be aggressive if they don’t get what they expect. Also if they are supplied with food and water, they will start to mate and that could cause problems farther down the line. Well, you try to do the right thing and it’s wrong, but no matter, I will still leave out the water. I know, I’m an environmental vandal, what more can I say.