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Friday afternoon and we get one of our regular downpours of rain. Only just managed to avoid it flooding one of our store areas at work. The rain was that heavy the drains just couldn’t handle the volume. Out in the pouring rain with a crowbar removing the grate over the drain. Disaster averted by about 30 seconds.
It’ll be to wet to get in the garden again this weekend.
To add insult to injury Saturday has dawned crystal clear although the temperature of 1o C is a bit hard to take. After breakfast it was a quick trip to the vet for Bonnie’s Pentosan injection. We took her to the beach for a walk afterwards and to my horror there were two people [idiots] on surfboards in the water. Yes the sun was shining, yes the waves were reasonable but it was 3oC. What are these people using for brains or more importantly what are they using for wetsuits.
It was far too nice to stay at home so Sue and I decided to pack lunch and go for a drive. Farmers Markets are only just beginning to get going here and there was one at Burnie today, about 45 minutes drive up the coast. A nice leisurely drive to what was a small market although we did by the most beautiful cauliflower, about the size of a basketball for $2.50.
On to Romaine Park in Burnie where we unpacked lunch. I had taken a container of leftover Vegestroni soup that Sue had made for tea the day before. Re-heated in our portable gas stove it was just the ticket, sitting in the sun on a winters day freezing our b**s off. Soup followed by dried fruit , homemade biscuit and a hot green tea.
A 45 minute walk around Burnie town centre after lunch and Sue successfully spotting some anti-macassars she’s been looking for in a shop window made for a very enjoyable trip.
A lovely day in the sun after all the rain and gloom of a working week.
By the way I've managed to get an appointment with a dentist for this coming Wednesday. Stay tuned for all the gory details, horror/drama, fear/terror.