Things chance so quickly don't they? Our car is back (the part arrived and by the time Phil arrived this morning the car was ready to drive home) but I'd already published this post so will leave it stand as I love the story about the ducks.......
Feel sad for our little car but not for us as Phil is now on his way to pick up a loan car from the RAC so we will have wheels again, hopefully until we get our little Getz back.
A lovely lady from the RAC rang us yesterday afternoon to tell us that sadly they've not yet been able to obtain the part they need to repair our car. I thought with the number of Hyundai vehicles on the road parts would be easy to come by but obviously this is not so.
I checked on taxi fare to Northbridge....wow! $50. Our dear daughter phoned yesterday evening to find out what was happening and when I told her the cab fare she immediately asked her hubby if he could take an hour off work to run Phil over to pick up the loan car. Our wonderful son-in-law, being who he is, said he'd be glad to do that for us and it's fortunate that his office is not all that far from our home.
Thirty minutes ago our front door rang and there was B and now they are on their way northwards so we will soon have wheels again. Wonder what it will be? As long as it goes is the main thing.
Hope they don't get held up in traffic. About an hour ago I heard on the radio that traffic was held up for a couple of kilometres on our Kwinana Freeway. Paul Murray said he would try and find out what the hold up was and when he came back on air after some commercials he said the reason for the holdup was DUCKS. Hopefully by now the ducks are safely across the freeway and the boys will get through OK.
I decided to search for pics of ducks crossing road but instead came across this book which was written about 60 years ago (it was on Wikipedia of course). I believe it's still on sale so may be a nice book for a child. I wonder if any of you has seen it over the years. Mixed revues of course but apparently has great illustrations:
Traffic is quite often held up by mother ducks taking their ducklings from one place to another at this time of year. It's amazing on roads where the speeds are up to 100km/hr that people manage to stop and drivers are patient enough to make sure the little creatures are safe.