Have just taken stock for this past weekend…
$120.00 for removal of fully grown deadly Eastern brown snake from near our front door on Saturday afternoon. This was a scant few hours before we were due to have some friends over, with a large kidlet contingent. Serpent wasn’t even found, but presumably took off into the bush after we opened up all the doors and windows and blasted Welcome To The North by The Music at about a million decibels over the grounds (my face was melted) and I stomped around with a large stick making hopefully terrifying reptile-repellent noises.
$267.00 for a trip to Accident & Emergency during party 4 1/2 hours later. Eldest son hit by a friend’s bike, fell down and smacked the side of his head on the asphalt. Hard. He couldn’t remember what happened, and that coupled with the fact he had an egg the size of an actual egg protruding from the side of his head decided me to get him checked out. Which included
Yes that’s a CAT scanner, and that was another $495.80. The 80c was probably for the tiger stickers.
High quality wine decanter (a wedding present) worth about $200.00 toppled out of the dish rack and smashed into a zillion pieces on the floorboards about half an hour ago. Floorboards now sport a couple of 5cm-long gashes in impact zone.
Total monetary value of shit luck and accidents this weekend = $1082.80.
Shit a brick!!
But having reached Sunday night with no one having suffered a venomous snakebite, Finn back to about 75% of his usual self and safely home with us, and no other small family members’ heads sporting 5cm gashes due to glass shards from falling decanters = priceless.
Very thankful for small blessings this weekend.