Ah well, what can you do?
The answer to the big Essay Bloopers competition was 12 and 17.
This will be a short post. I’m incredibly strung out at the moment. David2 left yesterday for a school camp to Central Australia. He’ll be gone 13 days, (hooray!), much of it outside mobile range. Here’s a map of Australia.
We live in Melbourne, which for those wild and crazy Americans people who don’t know geography, is right down at the bottom of the mainland.
The school group are going into the middle of Australia (hence the term CENTRAL Australia. Yes I know I’m very helpful. Stop rolling your eyes.). They’ll be at Alice Springs on Wednesday, which is mere 2249km/1397 mile drive away.
My mobile rang this morning. Due to a last minute repacking of his stuff into a slightly bigger bag on the morning of his departure, David2 has left the house to travel to the most isolated part of the country without the medication that he needs to take every day. I nearly had kittens. I swear, if squeezing out a couple of kittens would have fixed the situation then Daphne and Maris would now have two little buddies. I talked with one of the teachers and we agreed that the only way to get it to him was by post.
I was lucky enough to find a post office near us that was open on a Sunday, but I was dashed to discover that Australia Post doesn’t have an Express Post service to Alice Springs. It’ll take around 5 days to get his medicine to them. I can’t fax a script because no chemist can fill a script that way, so he’s just going to have to hang on till it gets there. I could punch him. At least he was able to call me before they got out of mobile range, which happens some time today.
I have a stress headache. I NEVER get headaches and now I know why. They hurt and make you cross.