Adelaide and Back again.

Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Years ago I used to drive down to Adelaide in the morning, do what I had to do then drive home. I don’t do that anymore. One time coming back from a conference I dozed off  and I was fortunate that I simply wandered into the  grass verge and woke. No harm done to either me or the car, but it gave me a right  wake up call – forgive the pun – and since then I  do not go down and back on the same day – at least not if I am driving. I will do that if I am on a coach because it’s a five and a half hour journey ( 11 hours there and back) and I can always have a quiet nap. That’s what I did yesterday ( Wednesday) . I was  disappointed that I didn’t get the Laptop  where I wanted to get it – in my preferred store –  and I thought I was going to go home empty handed..  indeed, I felt that if I jumped in a taxi  I could make the coach terminal in time for the 12:30 coach home. Then I decided to check out another store and behold, they did have the laptop I wanted at the price I wanted and a special in store 15% discount for the EOFY Sale ( End of Financial Year). How good is that?  So, yes, I have a new laptop. I’ll have to set it up over the weekend.

Was “attacked” when I got home last night. You would think I had been away for a week the welcome Benji gave me. He is really looking well and he is

The Benji.

walking well. We went out  at 6am this morning( Thursday 17th)  and  two thirds in the stroller and the last third walking and he has little blue and red lights on his collar, which I bought for him in Adelaide. Because of other things recently, although we have been walking,  we have not been down to the wetlands. I will start taking him back there again after this weekend is over.

Annabell has been fairly well since we returned from Adelaide. I had to  take her to the hospital once with a new infection but otherwise she has been pretty good. As I said last post  new tests were done and we should have the results of those in a week or so. This will determine what happens next. She tends to feel the cold more so I bought her an electric throw blanket for her chair and that keeps her warm and comfortable. Otherwise she is good. Had there been any doubt I would not  have gone to Adelaide.

On Friday morning my son picked me up and I drove with him to Adelaide. Quite a number of years ago, during a medical test it was discovered that he had a spot on his brain. At the time his specialist said  he should not be too concerned and he told him that he, personally, had two spots on his brain. It could be something or it could be nothing but it has to be monitored. We shared the driving there

Well, that would depend on which one of them I choose.

and back. Going down we became part of the roadworks convoy on the Port Wakefield Road. That wasn’t too bad although  after we had cleared the  area it did slow down the driving somewhat. It is a 40 klm stretch of road and on the way back – late afternoon – the convoy was pretty big . There is a by-pass road but knowing me, if I took that I would probably end up somewhere in the Northern Territory. Still, we did get home  about 7:30, so it wasn’t too bad. Before dropping me off we went and picked up Connor.  Benji  was glad to see me. I think Annabell said “Hello” but I couldn’t be sure  :o)  Anyway, an interesting two days to be sure and setting up the new laptop was much easier than I had anticipated. The SSD is smaller than I wanted but it will do for the moment and  Solid State Drives are not very expensive.

3 thoughts on “Adelaide and Back again.

  1. Congratulations on scoring a laptop on your trip to the city! It’s always nice when things go well and I’m particularly pleased with Benji (and Annabell’s) progress.
    P.S. LOVE, love, love your ‘sister sign.’ Boy can I identify with that meme. In the U.S. there’s a commercial for an insurance company that pretty much says it all. (Geico commercial https://youtu.be/0uZ7PG3YPuM) One of my sisters is very similar to Aunt Bonnie. {snicker} Have a great weekend!

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