Good week ahead…

No idea what they are but I liked them

Tomorrow is the last day of Winter. Spring begins on Wednesday. Winter is giving us a cheerful farewell with temperatures climbing gently from 23c today  to 34c on Thursday before falling back to 16c on Friday. After that a wet weekend. In essence we are having a taste of what summer may be like ahead of time. I mean it’s generally not as warm as this so early in the season, so it could be an interesting time ahead.

Overall it has been a fairly quiet week and on Sunday, we opened the church again. Social distancing and masks mandatory – even when singing.  The congregation were told by phone that if they were coming it was preferable to bring  a couple of masks with them. We also have a box of surgical masks at the door in case anyone forgot their mask. That’s not all that difficult since I have,  on  several occasions, had to walk back from the main door of the Shopping Centre  to the car because I forgot my mask. Well, I don’t wear it when I am in the car driving.

South Australia is still Covid Free and although we do have some restrictions, we do not, like our neighbour states, have any form of lockdown and, our State economy is recovering quite well, thank you despite the fact that we have cancelled  large population events. Except football – in this state everything revolves around football -I mean, considering what is happening and the crisis in Afghanistan, Chanel 9  opens its MAIN news broadcast with a Football story, only after it has explored that does it mention what’s happening in the rest of the world

Benji’s new chair is a darker colour.

Annabell has had a good week or so and over the last week we had two hasn’ts – hasn’t grown and hasn’t moved , so that’s great for her peace of mind when  we go down to the clinic in Adelaide  on the 14th /15th Sept.

All very true

The weather, being mild has allowed me to do some work out in the garden and I have managed to plant some new flowers.  The chair that Benji uses to sun himself has seen better days so I decided it was

time the old Papasan chair was disposed of and a new one bought. So that’s what I did. Now he can still go out and  get a few rays but with a slightly larger chair. Actually it is a nice morning and he is out on his chair at the moment.  I can see him from the window. No I do not spoil my dog, I just look after him very well. At the moment he goes out with me in the car and when I cannot take him into the shop, he is fine in the car with the windows partly open – and I time my visit to the shop so he is not left in the car for too long.  In a month or so this will probably stop as the weather heats up. Even with the windows open it would still be too hot for him.

One of my pot plants

Actually we have not been  for a road trip for a while, so I think we are about due for one before it gets too hot. Also we have not been to the wetlands for a while and have  done our walking in the morning here in our local area. I think I did mention  once before that a single area walk covers more distance than two tours of the wetlands. I did go there this morning ( Tuesday) and it seems that the group are splitting up because some of the ladies are starting  the walking at 5AM  and it is starting to get light at 5:40. But going to the wetlands is good but there is no way I can keep up with them – not with a four foot dog!! – And that’s on his good days..

I am still here – Just..

Apart from the odd Wednesday/Thursday submission, I have not really written much these last few weeks. The reason is simple, I have had to attend to Annabell. These last few

Part of the Hospital. The new extensions are behind that building.

weeks  have been  hectic and quite stressful with scans, x-rays, an MRI, medical appointments, telephone calls from Adelaide and second MRI. And if that was not enough I have to be in Adelaide  for a Church Conference. Normally I would put in an apology and stay home,  but this is the  AGM and we will be appointing who  does what for the next year and I really want to be involved in that. I want to make certain that we are involved and not overlooked and left out of things. Being over 460 klms from the centre of things can be a bit of a  problem at times. At the moment I am not keen on leaving Annabell but I will only be away for one night and I will let the boys know so they can look in on her or at least telephone her. July was one of the wettest months in the last 20 years.

Yes we did have a fair amount of rain up here, as I think I may have mentioned, , but nothing in comparison to what  the rainfall was like to the south of us – lower down the Eyre Peninsula and, of course, in Adelaide. Well, we did the second MRI and told that it was only marginal better than the first one. They could not get the slides they wanted because her system could not cope with the  dye that would be required to do this. But they  believe that between the two they  have enough to give them what they need. During this period Annabell’s computer was out of order.  So that was put into the Computer Centre for repair. I think it’s time Annabell  had a new computer, but she is used to having a tower and very few companies are making  towers these days. Those that  do make towers are  mainly for gaming machines. However, some are still available and when we are ready I will look for a new machine for her when we go down to Flinders Medical in September.

Annabell has a HP Tower

Officeworks in Adelaide have some towers so if that’s what she really wants that’s what I’ll get for her – I’m sure, since repairs are recent, we can hold out until September. In 12 days it will be the first day of Spring and already it has started to warm up a little bit. Still cold in the mornings and nights but the temperature in the last few days has been between 19C – 23C – today is the 23C. Still a bit on the cool side but warmer than it has been. It would be a lot nicer and more enjoyable if the wind would just go away for a few hours ( days would be better).


Looking out of the window, I can see Benji sunning himself on the “Moon Chair” and the pot plant flowers are looking quite colourful. Benji has been out a lot recently and any sun around and he’s in “his” chair. I have the garden swing – minus the canopy. The storm and the very high winds we had the other week caused the canopy to act as a sail and the wind during the night threw it up against the side of the garage and snapped the units that hold the canopy to the frame. Now I have a garden swing with no canopy. I will fix it this week sometime and attempt to make a new part to replace the broken part and get the canopy back in place. Not sure if I have the tools to do it but I’ll give it a try. A sure sign that Spring is almost upon us is the  widespread growth of Gazanias. Some consider them a pest but I like them for their

Bright colours

bright and very cheerful colours