Saturday and everything has started off quietly. Let’s hope it stays that way. From today on I have “cleared the decks” of all unnecessary activities and will stay at home for the week. Between Annabell and Benji I will have much to keep me occupied. Annabell has blood tests first thing on Monday morning and then an Ultra Sound on Thursday morning. Benji seems to have damaged his paw so I have medication for him in the form of a spray. However, in order to make sure he doesn’t try to get rid of the medication I will put a medical collar on him for a couple of days. That should cheer him up no end! This weekend is the practical weekend of the photography club – dinner on Friday ( missed) meeting this morning, followed by the AGM, then a workshop. Sunday and a photo shoot day out at Wild Dog Hill and although there wont be another AGM for a year, there will be other practical days as the days get lighter, longer and warmer. I cancelled everything
The blood tests are clear but there is something showing up on the ultra-scan and the doctor does know what it is so he is going to organise Annabell to go and see a specialist as soon as it can be arranged, even if it means I have to take her to Adelaide to get it done. Other than that she seems fairly well. I will be a lot happier in my mind when we get to see the specialist and those results. I agree they could be bad but at least we will know and we work with that. To ensure that this week was a good week, I was dropped at the last selection and neither of my two photographs will make it
to the Calendar for 2021. Annabell said that it was good even to be just considered and be in the selection process.
The weather has started to warm up and the last couple of days have seen our temperature to hit 30C, which is fairly nice but would be nicer if it were not for the continual wind. We have not been too bad but Adelaide has had trees ( guess what species?) crashing down on houses and cars. No one has been injured but there has been some damage. James was cleared from the Hospital in Adelaide a day earlier than expected. He flew home last night and picked up Yogi today. The news broadcast has reported widespread flooding in areas where there has hardly been any rain for a few years, so a lot of people are happy. One little farm boy had never seen rain before. Also
today here is Badge Day for the RFDS and tomorrow and Sunday are both fundraising days with four activities planned in four different places. Annabell is still not the best, so all-in-all it has been an interesting day to match an interesting weekend. On Wednesday I went down to Adelaide. There were things I needed to do that had I had put off. Annabell was ok so I left on the early morning coach and came home that same evening on the last coach. There is still social distancing applied so there are only 20 people allowed on the
coach at any one time. This means that all double seats are actually single seats with the front two rows blocked off. Leaving Adelaide we had 12 people – after Port Pirie we had 5 people and after Port Augusta we had 1 – me.. Adelaide was cold and not very pleasant and the camera shop I wanted was closed because of the Covid-19 Virus.
Benji went gaga when I got home. I ended up sitting on the floor with him jumping all over me. I couldn’t be sure but I think he was glad I was home. Thursday I took Annabell to see the visiting Specialist. I had to get her a wheelchair because with the Covid restrictions, sections of the hospital have been closed off and considering the distance of the detours, it would have been too much for her to walk – so I got the fun of pushing her uphill on a wheelchair :o) Anyway, I have to take her back again on the 9th Oct. and if all is well and the results of the biopsy are known then there may be an operation on the 22nd. Hopefully after the biopsy we might know what the problem is.
On a final note, Spring hath Sprung bringing with it, rain, high winds, cold and more cold and more rain and to make sure that we don’t miss out on anything Mother Nature
decided in her wisdom that the Flinders Ranges would look much nicer covered in snow, so that’s what happened. We missed out ( as usual) but there was also a dusting of snow on the hills overlooking Port Pirie. For us it was a very cold few days.
We have a funeral on Wednesday. Not a member of the congregation but the young son of a member of the congregation and it is at the funeral parlor not at the church.I was going, of course, but now I have been asked to take part in the service. Of course, I said yes – don’t know what I am doing but I still said yes. I had planned a quiet week before the hospital appointments with Annabell. Not much chance of that now.. Oh well, things happen !!