the roof and veranda were badly damaged but thank goodness all fixed now. the yard is covered with bits of tiles. i found a whole one hidden in the garden yesterday. it was scary but my friend who lives in cairns has cyclones regularly and they, of course, would be far worse. the wild weather has passed us by for now and there was sun for five minutes today. with so much damage around the state i was very lucky. i had a blood test today. my doctor is always sending me for blood tests, scans etc. i suppose that's better than a doctor who doesn't investigate things further. i have a nasty chest infection and my sinuses are also infected. he thinks i'll be better to fly to bali on the 24th. i certainly hope so.