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
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.
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.
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..