it's a long weekend in adelaide for the adelaide cup. meh. long weekends have lost their appeal since i retired which is hardly surprising. my son is so much better and my friend in perth came home from hospital yesterday minus the shunt so that's good news. she still has a way to go but being at home being looked after is much better than being in hospital. her kidney stones were soft this time and only four of them. last time she had over thirty. or was it fifty. i can't remember. the weather is still very humid and hot although the weather this morning outside was lovely.