Thanks for that. Yes, dat Rupert Tabsworth kittie is a real star, and the girl kitties like him a lot! What's this about your ankle? Did you injure it recently? That's too bad about the brace costing so much.. So many medical expenses are so high, it's sucha shame. Does your national insurance pay for all or most of the brace cost? You also have private insurance, isn't that right? Does that help too with the brace? I think it would be great if you didn't have to pay anything to get the brace. Afterall, that's the purpose of having insurance in the first place. I'm very pleased to hear that Suzie is doing well. Will the brace clear up any problems you're having? I hope so.. - By the way, today is tax deadline day in the US. Taxes have to be mailed out today, unless you ask for an extension. I was able to get mine done, even though they were messy this year. I'm glad that's out of the way. In the US, it really can be difficult trying to figure out how to fill out the tax forms. It's such a waste of time for so many people. And the taxes keep getting more complicated each year. How are the Aussie taxes? Are your tax forms relatively straightforward to fill out? I hope so.
Those captions that come easy are often the best! Congrats again. I hope you get many more too!... In previous PM you mentioned fires near the city. What city is that? I recall seeing on TV some years ago big brush fires near Sidney. Here is the US, Southern California gets bad brush fires each summer where lots of expensive homes get burned. California is naturally dry there and they also can get terrible winds up to 80 MPH or more that really whips the fires up and makes it very difficult to control. I hope there are no fires near you!
Oh, that's too bad that the past Olympics caused your RV to esplode! That must have been scary. I never had that happen to me, instead TVs just tend to wear out gradually or to stop working all together. I thought there might be snow and skiing in New Zealand that the Aussies could use for training for the winter sports. I noticed that Norway is a real powerhouse in the Winter Olympic Games, so that even a relatively small country can get more medals than anyone else. Is it still hot where you are? A lot of the US has had a terrible winter with lots of snow and bitter cold, which really escalates our heating bills. I really look forward to Spring and some more moderate temps and more hours of sunlight per day. Take care and say hello to Suzie for me and Blackie.
I've seen video of the terrible fires and have heard about the heat. It's a shame we can't moderate things so that everyone is safe and comfortable. We certainly would be happy to send snow if we could. I'm so sorry for all those who have lost their homes.