In fact our situation is becoming quite dire. Many people in our area are losing cattle on a weekly basis, on a daily basis. Gut-wrenching, soul-destroying stuff.
The kids start holidays Friday. Lots of fun stuff happening at school, a very welcome diversion from home at the moment. "Family Fun Day" tomorrow, followed by Presentation Night Friday night. Dad got the call that he doesn't have to go to a sale tomorrow. All meatworks are full and getting ready to close up shop for the year, so hooray, he'll be able to come to school tomorrow.