The Bridge Out now

It has been a busy week. On Monday, I packed up my computer and bought it home, to be able to work from home as Kerang prepares to be isolated. It has been great to see the community work towards a common good, filling sandbags or providing supplies and food to the volunteers. It has been a surreal feeling. In 2011, I was a few weeks past my last knee surgery, and with complications saw me admitted to the Kerang Hilton. I didn’t see what was happening until I was released. That was a shock. But I went down to the SES unity where my Army Training kicked in.

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