How dare people do fundraisers and do it under false pretenses. How sick are those people?
They should be locked up just like the arsonists. Praying on others misfortunes.
It makes me so angry!!
It all got to me yesterday. I've been trying to stay strong for DH as he is really struggling with the whole range of events from Saturday. ie: evacuation from fires and the car accident.
He has been putting on the whole "macho" act, but it got him last night. He was silently crying while watching the telethon thing and I was doing the same on the other end of the couch. I turned and noticed he was crying and asked if he was ok. And that was it, he just broke down.
I just hugged him.
It's all getting too much.
They are bringing the burnt out cars from Steels Creek, where 8 died, past our place on the back of tow trucks and then through the main street, past the relief centre.
I wish they would go the back way and it's not that far out of the way, probably even the same distance.
Have some consideration for the family and friends of people who were in their cars when the fires hit here. And how much reminding do the poor people at the relief centre have to be given?
I think they have had their fair share of sh*t to last a lifetime.
This morning the sky is dark and smokey.
The fires are still burning in Healesville and as I write this, some have been evacuated.
I was outside about an hour ago and the air is so still and eerie. There is no wind. The smoke is over the sun making it an orange/pink.
There is not much traffic on the road.
Everything has a yellow glow over it.
The water trucks are back and forth past our house, as is the fire trucks.
I hope everyone shops at Coles today. They are donating to the fund through people spending in the store today. Not sure if it's their profit, or if it is all of their takings for today.
I asked at the school if DS (8yrs) could see the Psychologist as they offered in the newsletter. I was told last night when I enquired, that it could be up to 6 weeks before he can because they have been called up to the fire zone.
Now, I can understand there are children that were in the fires that have lost everything, maybe even friends and loved ones, and they need the psych's more urgently, but wouldn't they leave a couple in the area for the ones that were in the fires, but have no losses other than maybe friends?
We haven't lost anything personally, but we have friends that have lost homes and their lives.
It's not just the fires that had him hysterical and having nightmares, it's the car accident.
And if the school knew that their Psych was up at the fire zone, why advertise or send out a 'special' newsletter offering these services, especially when they have nothing to give you to go elsewhere or have another plan until the Psych returns.
Sorry, just having a rant.
Yesterday, I tried to scrap. I turned the TV and radio off.
I am bawling everytime I see or hear of the devastation. On top of that, I am really concerned about DH and DS.
I have been told by my friend who works for the SES, that the accident is related to the fires and I can take DH and DS down to the relief centre to see the counsellor there. Just to get the ball rolling.
Fingers crossed he will agree.
Anyway, this is the LO I tried to finish yesterday. I started it at Rache's last Friday night and never finished.
Everytime I catch up with them to scrap, all I do is talk and look at what they are doing. But that's ok with me. Those nights I catch up with them is my time. DH is home with the kids.
I am not overly happy with the end result. I think my MOJO is gone for now, considering the circumstances.
Take care everyone.
If the fire is near you, GO!
Don't try and be a hero. Get out as early as you can.
As Dermot Brereton said this morning, "this monster has no brain and no soul. It will take everything in it's path."
Till next time........