Monday and the start of a new week. Last week it rained almost every day sometimes for hours on end. Parts of the state were flooded and some parts still are a week later. The upper parts of the state took a drenching and one family of four were trapped in a caravan as they were crossing the state. A satellite phone and food supplied were dropped to them by air, but considering the conditions it could be some time before a rescue operation is organised. However, they are in no immediate danger. The last of the present rain was Sunday Afternoon. Today being Monday, there has been no rain
at all. In fact it has been a pleasant sunny day. Tuesday was warm and sunny and we were able to get out and about. Wednesday, sunny and blowing a gale -wind never stopped the whole day. Wednesday night the rain started back again. It’s now Friday afternoon and still raining. This morning we could not see the hills and the rain started just before we finished our walk but it was not too bad since we were almost at the house.
On Tuesday, since it was a good morning and Annabell was OK, I took Benji back to the Wetlands. It was an interesting walk. Try to picture this —- Walk, walk ,walk –Hello John, How’s Annabell? discussion: Walk, walk ,walk –Hello John, How’s Annabell? discussion: Walk, walk ,walk–Hello John, How’s Annabell? discussion. I did two tours of the ponds and the first tour was taken up with people asking me how Annabell was. It’s really quite humbling to realise how well thought of she is. Tuesday, as I said, was warm and sunny and it was on Tuesday that the photograph of Benji was snapped. Wednesday the wind fluctuated between strong and gale-force. I removed the canopy from the garden swing in case it was damaged, again. It was damaged a month or so ago when the wind blew it against the garage wall and broke
the units that hold the canopy on to the frame. I had two new units made and I would prefer that they don’t get damaged or broken. The wind died away and Benji and I took advantage of that and went out for a walk. Just got in and the rain started.
The family -mum, dad and two children – bogged down in the Simpson Desert, were rescued and brought out by Helicopter. The Camper Van remains where it was bogged. It was quite a complicated rescue, requiring organising fuel stops, there and back.
Annabell has been fairly well but she does get tired and tends to sleep a lot. This is another reason why I don’t go to the Wetlands in the mornings – it would take me too long to get back in the event that she takes unwell and a visit to the A & E is required. Locally, I could be back in five or six minutes. I really need to keep a watch on things before our visit to Flinders in a few weeks. Her Day Surgery is on Friday 10th December, conference is on the 11th – her rest day. We are staying in Kent Town, which is only about seven or so minutes away from Norwood, where the conference is held, so provided everything is ok, I can nip along the road to the conference.
Saturday and no walk this morning. The rain started started back last night and it’s still going and by the look of things, will be going for some time. I’m really over this wet weather and even when it stops raining there is not much you can do because everything is wet and damp and there
seems little point in bringing out chairs and cushions, just to put them away when the rain restarts. In all the years I have been here, I have never seen it rain so much as it has recently. It’s quite depressing. Interesting though – most of the people who a week or so ago, were cheerfully saying “oh we need this rain” are quite silent. I agree that we need the rain, but really, this is overkill :o)