Well, we are just about packed and ready to go. Annabell has to see her specialist this afternoon, then we are free until we head off to Adelaide on Saturday morning. It has been raining heavily in Adelaide this last weekl but I am thankful to say that Friday and Saturday are forecast to be dry. This means a fairly quiet run down to Flinders Lodge. I expect the city centre to be busy but we should get through that fairly quickly. Once I get Annabell settled in I want to head up to Norwood Parade and the main Shopping Centre. It’s interesting going back down this trip since we
suspect that this is the last time we shall be at Flinders Lodge. Really, we didn’t expect to be back there again since we were told that the new building would be opened by now. Anyway, this is South Australia where no major building is ever completed without cost blowouts and delays – so why should the New Cancer Lodge be any different?
On the way down we will stop off at Officeworks. Annabell needs a new tablet and my ipad is getting much too old – Still serviceable – but only just. So, I said I would get her a new tablet so she can continue to watch Foxtel. Not being a TV person it doesn’t really bother me. I watch the news and that’s about it. Although I have to say that this computer is causing a few problems. Like the ipad, it’s getting on a bit and slowing down and I am sure I am losing some of my mail – at least on this machine. I have mail on my phone that has not shown up on here yet. When we get back from Adelaide I’ll take it to the computer center here and get it updated. Actually, I cannot download Windows 11 to this machine but from what I hear, that’s no loss
Other than a Tuesday night with the ladies, Annabell does not get out much these days – unless I am available to take her out and even then it’s generally shopping – or to church. She used to represent us at the various ladies group functions in other churches, but many of them have the same problems we have – declining numbers.
Currently we are in the midst on the local Council elections – both for Mayor and the Council itself. All positions end this year so it’s a full election. We have 2 candidates for Mayor and 19 people for 9 positions on council. On the agenda for the new council to consider is the building of a new Council Chambers, where, when and how much?
On Saturday the City Council are promoting an Air Show to celebrate the $10 million upgrade and development of the Airport. I have tickets for this and, sadly, I will not be attending. What a great photo opportunity, but we will be on our way to Adelaide and Annabell’s Clinic. Still, not too great a loss – Annabell, however, has the great Joy of spending 4.5 hours in the car and a live concert – starring ME.
Slight change of plans. We were supposed to be travelling down on Saturday, however, we are now not travelling down to Adelaide until the Sunday. We decided that the “Sunday Rest Day” was really not necessary so we decided that we would put off our departure until Sunday morning. Given the new arrangements I could now attend the Air Show, but after some discussion on Wednesday night at the Photography Group, I might give it a miss. I don’t know, I will see how things are. Mainly there is really not the space available for parking at a major air shop. Goodness, it’s bad enough trying to park when an aircraft comes in and you go to collect someone. Heaven knows what it would be like at an air show.
This afternoon was not a good afternoon for me. For reasons unknown, other than wandering all around the hospital getting Annabell to tests and then waiting on her specialist to see her, all of which took from 1:30 to 4:45 pm. and my right knee decided to play up. Sadly, by the time we got home it was quite painful. Still, if I behave and don’t do too much this evening, it should settle down for tomorrow. At least that’s what I hope.