Right now as I look out my window I see a huge hellicopter decending upon our quiet lake (Blue Mt Lake).
There is a big bush fire at the end of Blue Mtn Dve and they are using ‘our’ lake to fill their tanks. 4 hellicopters in all, they do a little circit.
There must be close to 400 people standing around the lake, all watching and taking photos and chatting.
I got to talk to a neighbour who I have wanted to chat with for ages. Her kids are always at our house but we have never connected. Turns out her partner has been out of work for 2 months due to a road accident , they have run out of everything. Tough to know what to do. I offer assistance, and Aussie pride (I guess) takes over and she says ‘no it’s not so bad, I have family’. But I get the feeling she really could do with some help. But now what do I do? She knows that any ‘surprises’ at the front door from our “Joondalup Thing Crew” will be from us…maybe we just take it as a good opportunity to build some relationship, no ‘gifts’ though? Hmmm.