This is the day when I look back on the past week and look for the 'right' things that have occurred. O.K. I've searched and searched and the only thing that comes to mind is the insurance assessor was here on Monday, checked out the damage, took photos and said a builder would call (eventually) to check it all out. The assessor was a really nice man who seemed to fully understand that flooding one's kitchen was quite a normal thing to do and it seems we are fully covered which was a relief. He even measured up the vinyl as he said that needed to be replaced as water had got underneath it. Now, of course we wait, and although I dread the disruption that will occur at least it will or should be fixed.
The thing that is definitely not right for me is our damned weather. While our friends and relations in the other states of Australia are getting some beautiful rain (even parts of our huge state have had rain, even some flooding), it is not raining here on the lower west coast. In fact at our own place there has been no rain since last November and our garden is paying the price. Watering on our two scheduled days is just not enough to keep our lawn in good condition and our little daisy by the front verandah has gone all brown and I doubt it will recover. Even the big camellia is looking unhappy and I'd hate to lose that. Phil is trying to grow vegetables in raised garden beds and is covering them with shade cloth each day but they too are battling.
It may sound crazy but you can actually tire of constantly bright blue skies with nary a cloud in sight. Actually there were a few clouds to be seen the other day but they didn't bring any precipitation so what's the point of them being there. Just teasing us is all.
The latest I heard on the weather front is that Perth could be even hotter next year and drier too. Doesn't bear thinking about. Perhaps we will win lotto (fat chance) and then we could spend our summers on the south island of New Zealand. Well, one can always dream. I can think of some delightful places there that I would dearly love to visit again. Sigh!!
Yes, I am feeling grouchy but today I am going to valiantly try and find something to laugh at. Surely, there must be something, somewhere, that will bring a smile to this old face. I'll just have to search around in the hope of finding it.