Well it's opened up and the last few nights I have slept happily with the sound of the rain hitting the laserlite pergola outside my bedroom window. Almost as good as rain on a tin roof which is one of the coolest sounds ever don't you think?
Well yesterday we also got hit with winds over 150km per hour. Which makes life interesting! Especially when a big tree in the backyard decides to uproot. Thank God it went across the road because otherwise it would have been in my lap in the living room. And then I wouldn't have been able to watch the Biggest Loser Finale. Ha-ha-ha.
A quick call to the SES and when they had finished with some more major and more important disasters around town they came and cleared the tree off the road for us.
As soon as that was done and we were deciding what to do about the fence we looked out to see our other fence blowing over. So we went to reinforce that. Dad bumped one of the decorative vases that are at the front door and smashed it into a million pieces.
Then after we cleaned that up and finished reinforcing the fence so it wouldn't fall over Mum went to walk out the front door and the handle came off in her hands. It had broken completely, so there was a drive to Bunnings to buy a new front door handle and locking mechanism.
It just wasn't our day here yesterday but in 21 years of living in this house we have thankfully escaped any and all storm damage until yesterday and what we got hit with was minor in comparison to what could have been and what others copped.
Now on the news lately has been stories of the Swine flu. And until today it was thought to be a problem that only existed overseas. Now it seems it may very well be on Australian Shores. In today's report from ninemsn was the below quotes.
"Public health expert, NSW Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Raina
MacIntyre, says the situation is serious enough for Australians to wear a face
"Any time from now, people who are in crowded situations, caring for sick
people either as healthcare workers or in their own families, travelling on
public transport, (they) should wear a mask," she told AAP.
The swine flu has struck down otherwise healthy, young people and is
believed to have been transmitted from human to human.
Symptoms are much like those of regular human flu, including fever,
cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue."
So what are your thoughts? I am mostly inside but I know many of you will find yourself in regular crowded situations and on public transport. Will you be wearing a mask? Will you be taking any extra precautions?
FINALLY - I am looking for 11 more things to put on my 101 list of things to do in 1001 days I would love your suggestions. I am going to go through the list and figure out what I can tick off while I'm sitting on the couch too. (Completing the list is one of them)
Oh and just for fun I took a better photo of my Engagement ring on my hand - If you think I love it you are so right. I love the ring and everything it represents. I think I might look at it more than usual and think it such a special thing that links me to Jason. I miss him.