Annabell didn’t like her computer mouse. I, on the other hand, wanted a new keyboard. About mid-morning we went off to the shopping mall. I found a new keyboard that I was happy with. Asked for advice I helped Annabell to get a new mouse, but since she had a cable mouse perhaps time she got a wireless mouse and perhaps treat herself to a wireless keyboard. After searching around we found a good wireless mouse/keyboard combination , so she bought that. ( I know, where is this going??) When we got home I unpacked and unboxed my new keyboard. Annabell looked at it and said she wished she had seen that because it’s a keyboard she would like – good, sturdy and large keys. Well, tough, it’s mine so there. Not working?? Okay — yes I gave it to her and I took the mouse/keyboard combination, which I am using now. Nah it’s not bad and I can live with it. Annabell is happy with the other keyboard and that’s good. I remember the lesson my dad taught me – “it’s no loss what a friend gains” She’s happy…
Second strange incident. This evening, after the news and the weather report (39c tomorrow) I took Benji out for a “Block Walk” just a short(ish) walk around the block. We moved about six feet when he dug his front paws in and refused to move. He relaxed so I moved off again, less than a foot or so and the paws dug in again. I figured he just didn’t want to go walking so I turned around to go into the driveway. He didn’t – he walked right past the drive and kept on walking, In essence we did what is generally the morning district walk and he walked quite the thing.
Wednesday 11th: We did not go out yesterday. I had to go to the shops for some things for Annabell and the boy was not happy because I didn’t take him with me. I couldn’t – not leaving him in
a car at 39c – even with windows open. Apart from which, most of the day it blew a storm – very high winds. In the evening the thunderstorm started and continued through much of the night. Today ? Well, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the trees are in blossom. perhaps I just imagined the storm! “Indian Hills” I really did try to comment but three times it was deleted. I liked those signs. (still having a problem with WordPeress.com) Had a telephone call from the Clinic at the Flinders Hospital. I have to take Annabell down there on 27th November. The Surgeon wants do do some tests before he organises the time and date for her surgery, which will be at the Flinders Cancer Clinic. I had to take her up to the Emergency Dept. at the local hospital last night and she has another UTI – and, according to the tests – well the comment the nurse used was “raging” However, they gave her the necessary medication and the doctor signed a script, which I got for her this morning.
My drive to Adelaide for the Conference was uneventful (as was the meting itself) but although I did manage to get some shopping done much of what I wanted – ( tools,batteries etc) was still
unavailable. However, now that the state borders have re-opened, goods should start moving again. Most of the time I travelled with the A/C on. Things have changed and I wasn’t able to get the bus into town from the hotel. The public transport in Adelaide no longer takes money. In order to
travel on public transport in Adelaide you needs must have a “Metro Card” and I didn’t. In order to get into the city I had to find a newsagent and buy a metro card – then then the next step was to put funds on to so that cost me more. Still, it does not expire so I can use it when next in Adelaide – in two weeks time. Actually, if I hold on to it I can use it any time I am in Adelaide, provided I remember to put funds in it. We have a bit of a concern in that South Australia is now a “Covid Hot Spot”with 22 new cases in the northern suburbs and spreading. The authorities are moving quickly to contain the first outbreak since mid May, but a lot of new restrictions have been re-introduced. We don’t know if we will be allowed to travel to Flinders Hospital next week. I will try and find out what I can today. It’s a added worry we really don’t need right at the moment.
Benji has not been out walking for a few days, what with me being away overnight, the 38c / 39c and then 44c temperatures it has been a tad on the hot side for his paws. Monday evening was the first time out since last Thursday. I also took him out this morning and found it a b it on the “fresh” side but no doubt it will warm up during the day,