Fires & Passionfruits
You may remember a couple of weeks ago I used the expression “ in the name of sweet native passionfruits” as means of expressing my frustrations.
By the way :
On my way home last night – listening to the news (Koalas are starving because the drought, food prices are going to go further up because of the drought, The ad break included an endorsement for the LIBERAL party by the Australian Farmers Association, not sure whether that was o do with the drought.. they mentioned it but even Mother_figure couldn’t blame the drought on John Howard.) and we heard more on the fires in California. The comparison of course is being drawn to the rescue efforts in Louisiana post hurricane and now in California where the food and supplies are plentiful.
The philosophical me suggests that the people of New Orleans and the other Bayou towns who were washed away can take all the credit for dictating terms to the Government : “ this is what is needed post disaster”. Perhaps not aromatherapy massages, as was reported on ABC Radio Alice Springs (Get this – I can’t pick up ABC Darwin here but I can pick up Alice Springs – over 1400km away. ) but the baby kits, the hydration packs, they have been put together, ready to go. And gone.
The sadness is the deaths of the elderly once again (the tragic story of the triaging of the elderly in hospices in Louisiana) as they were being evacuated. Three persons have passed away as they were being removed from the hospitals and nursing homes. Euthanasia is a touchy subject however to die in the chaos of escaping from oncoming fires as an older, and already confused person is not easy to consider.
Another disaster that pales into comparison was my discovery that I had made one too many block increases three rows back on the Filet and had to frog.
I think there should be a new word added to the Crocheter’s lexicon: TOAD. When you have to rip out huge portions of your work to go back and correct a mistake. Frogging implies a more delicate: “I have a better way of doing it”. Toading embodies that horrible feeling of BUGGER. It’s my fault, I was talking on the phone and lying down and just not really paying enough attention (Par for the course this week really) and the Filet bit me. Hard.
So I wrapped up the Filet and placed it back into its little bag and returned to the honesty of our Gown and made a bit better progress. At least – until I go home and look at it again and find I have made some godawful mistake somewhere…
It was up there with my putting work clothes into the washing and going back an hour later to throw them into the dryer and… they’re still sitting there – splashed with Dynamo. *BUGGER*
See – its getting there! I’m not sure what will happen to it yet – I am a self confessed “make for the making of it and then work out who get it” crocheter. Mother_figure, now would be a good time to tell them about F_F and the box.
We’ve made it through another day that doesn’t require paint to cover the damage. If we can make it to 180 days injury free, that’ll really be something.
And whilst I’m all for educating my miners… this is um.. different…
On the whole though: it’s just another day in the Territory that started out like this….
And will end up looking like this.
And to respond to some comments:
Shellie : That dinosaur is sooooo cute!!! You could make a line of them for Etsy!!!! Everyone else – please have a look!And the Ants can go away now.
Michelle: Don’t know how I am doing it but the photos from last night’s work were *really* bad as well. I’m wondering if I haven’t dropped my camera or something…. Though this morning it worked ok…
M_F : The Mogs have got to learn that the Blobs are not at their beck and call… and you like the Maggies – you give them baconJ
Barbara is back!!!! More big trucks working for you J And wide open spaces!
Kris: Who makes wonderful tote bags for her friends !!! We’ll send you back the Daylight in a couple of months or so.. Bluebirds are pretty – Cockies are just noisy, so I would LOVE to send you these guys as well…And I did get the disk – that’s were the pictures from Melbourne Royal came from in the Gallery…
Only three weeks until Queanbeyan and maybe we’ll prevail upon the parent_figures to send some more!!!
Bye for now!