After our shopping trip this morning, (Monday) I helped Annabell get things sorted out them took Benji off to the Wetlands. It has been very cold here these last two days and this morning Benji didn’t want to get out of bed and go for a walk in the cold at 6am. With the temperature at -2, I can’t say I blame him, so we didn’t go and stayed in the room with the heater on. By the time I took him to the Wetlands
it was a bit warmer and he was quite happy to go out. We had a good walk around the wetlands – bit of a breeze and cool, but not too bad. The Kiosk is closed down for alterations but it should be up and running again shortly. The rain the other week has helped to make the wetlands look a bit more visually pleasing – as you can see – but we do need a lot more rain. In our walks recently there have been a lot of Kangaroos wandering about looking for water again. They have even been seen in Nicolson Avenue, which is a fairly busy road. At the moment it is a fairly mild day in that the last few days have been mornings of – degrees while today (Tuesday) was 4c, still a bit on the cold side but ok for a morning walk. Benji and I will be out and about most of this week as we endeavor to keep out of Annabell’s way. This weekend in the Ladies Brunch, so she will be busy baking in the kitchen. Apart from keeping out of the way, Benji and I will be ‘gofers’ and drive to the various shops to get anything she needs, if and when she needs it.
Went for a walk to the Wetlands this afternoon and had coffee in the Kiosk with Jennifer, Milan and Max. The usual sniffs but at least Benji didn’t snarl at Max and we had a peaceful time with coffee and scones. The day was warm and sunny and 21c but I can see that already the water is starting to evaporate. There is supposed to be some rain on Saturday – in nice time for the cuttlefish and the Cake Stall – will not interfere with what Annabell and the ladies at the Ladies brunch but it could interfere with both the RFDS events.
Rejoice with me! Today is Friday – the end of the week – an entire week without a single hospital visit nor a doctor visit. Is that something to rejoice about or what! Next week is different, and will include an ECG for her, but we’ll deal with that when it’s next week. In the meantime, it’s been a good week. Saturday and it’s all happening. It’s 6:30am today is the Cuttlefish diving, the RFDS Catering out there, the RFDS Cake Stall at the Hardware store and the Ladies Brunch — and —- it’s chucking it down. Isn’t that fun. It will be ok for the Cuttlefish Divers, they are going to get wet anyway, the ladies Brunch will be indoors, but the Cake Stall and the Cuttlefish Catering are currently at risk. Right at the moment I am being hassled but I am not taking him walking in the heavy rain, so he can just go
back to his bed for a bit;.
The rain faded away by about 7:30 and it turned out a fine day – almost. Everything went well, the Cuttlefish Catering, The Cake Stall and the Ladies Brunch. The cuttlefish catering we wont know until the end of today and we get the two days and the cake stall calculated. The Ladies Brunch was good but not as good as it has been. We think there was just too much on this weekend – something the ladies are going to have consider if they decide to continue next year. I did say almost a fine day since the rain came back about 3pm but only in the form of a few quick showers. Not enough to cause much concern. The Cake Stall had sold everything by 11:30 and they had nearly three full tables of home baking – and it all went.
Tomorrow (Monday 1st July) is the AGM of the RFDS here and my last time as Secretary. There is some doubt as to whether or not the Secretary Elect will go forward to election but either way, I will not. The Secretary elect was elected as Secretary but not without some controversial maneuvering. Members of the “In Group” wanted their man to be Secretary but the Coordinator from Central Operations in Adelaide who was chairing the meeting, ruled this as Out Of Order, since the person concerned was not at the meeting and therefore unable to agree or not to his election. Oh, yes, and we were told at the meeting that the RFDS Jet, which was to make a visit to each of the areas, will not be coming. Central Operations decided to send the Jet to the properties of each of the major corporate sponsors instead and since it is now in operation, there is not time for any regional visits.