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Link is to the newpaper article
Renee on the other hand got burnt a lot worse as she ran into the ten to get Mariah out. She has burns to 20% of her body and has already had a few operations, she will be kept in the coma until at least next Tuesday, and she will need a lot more surgery and will be in for a much harder time of it.
I haven't heard about the other people that were injured. The news on the young boy is that he is stable but still in critical care and will be for a long time as he has burns to 80% of his body.
They are in Sydney at the moment, so I am getting updates sporadically from my sister. On one hand I want to be there, but I know it is pointless at this stage. Only next of kin are allowed in to visit and I can't afford the time off work. It is quite sad when the finances of real world stand in the way of family.
Another side of me says that even if I could go, would I really go. I haven't seen Renee in years, and I am sorry to say that I have actually never met Mariah. Cousin on my dad's side of the family and I really don't have a great relationship with him, so my relationship with the whole family suffered. But she was always a favourite cousin.
Guilt also plays heavily on me now because I haven't been a better cousin.
It's not too late, thank god. I will be able to make up for lost time.
With all this guilt that I am feeling I have all these other random thoughts:
Why is it I can either blog regularly or comment on all your great blogs. I need to read and comment faster so that I can do both more easily :o)
How do I fix my laptop so that I can post on it? It lets me do everything else, but when I go to new post, it just has the loading circle thingy continually spinning :( I have tried everything I can think of. Google help has not helped. The only way I get around it is by typing my post in an e-mail draft and then go onto the home computer just to paste and post the blog. Very time consuming and the pictures take forever on that computer!!!
I also can't follow anyone new from my laptop. So I have a list that I need to follow from my home computer. Only I keep forgetting about it when I'm on the home computer, because it is so much slower than my laptop. I need to take the laptop back to the shop and see if they can fix it :o(
While posting comments last night I have realised a few things:
1. I think I am still hanging onto my images of myself on how I used to be, and that could be a little bit of the problem with me not loosing at the moment.
2. I have some major resentment issued with my half brother - I had to attend his first birthday party on my 21st birthday. A huge milestone in my life and I was surrounded by family that were celebrating my dad's new family and most of them forgot it was even my birthday!! How sad is that!
I just bought Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire to start my reading challenge. I have made my self a promise that I will not buy the next book in the challenge until the one I am reading is finished, otherwise I will get all the books and then not read them as there will be too many there, staring at me, taunting me :o) - yes I know I sound weird.
I still haven't been back to the gym, because this flu is having another go at me. I am back on the cough syrup and flu tablets. It is not enough for me to take off from work sick, just enough to keep me exhausted and unable to get a decent night sleep.
Okay that's me done. I have rambled on enough, I am posting this at work, before I start as I couldn't be bothered trying to deal with the slow home one. I will check in with you later. Have a great Friday and I hope to do the BYOC tomorrow morning.