Just a bit nervous.
We had a scare nearby last week - an out of control fire in Kangaroo Ground on one day. Fortunately it was brought under control by our brave firefighters and probably the local community most of whom are well aware of the dangers and have bushfire plans in place. One of my friends said she was evacuated from her home in Research when the Kangaroo Ground fire was burning, and I said 'WHAT??' as Research is the next suburb to Eltham. She explained that her home is situated between KG and Warrandyte, and if the wind had kept blowing in the same direction, she would have been right in the line of fire, hence the evacuation orders. Oh man, that is too close for comfort.
The funniest thing about these extremely hot days (funny-weird, not funny ha-ha) is that nobody around here uses their swimming pools then! All our neighbours either side and across the road (five houses) have swimming pools, but on those hot days, it is completely silent outside, no sounds of splashing at all. I asked one of the parents why the kids weren't in the pool and he said "It's too hot!" and explained that they would get sunburnt or heatstroke if they were outside for any length of time. I suppose he is right, but I remember when we had our pool, I would go outside on those hot days and splash around in the pool for about five minutes, just enough to cool my skin, then come inside. I'd do that every half hour or so, and it kept me cool for the day.
All that is not the reason for the title of this post. I'm having a colonoscopy on Monday, which in itself is nothing to worry about, I've been assured. A 15 minute procedure. But it is the preparation that I'm dreading - drinking a heap of stuff to make you go to the loo - a LOT. Ugh. Then the anaesthetic to relax me before the procedure. Ken says I'm being silly - he had both ends done at the same time and suffered no after effects. But I've had just two operations in my lifetime where I had a general anaesthetic, and was violently ill as soon as I woke up. I told the hospital about this when I took all the paperwork in last week and the lady at the counter assured me that I wouldn't get sick as this was only a light anaesthetic. "And things have changed a lot since then". Yep. That's what they told me last time. No doubt you will all be back here in a few days, wanting to know how it all goes....haven't you got anything better to do?