It hadn't started when I agreed to video my son's rugby team playing on Saturday. He finds it a helpful coaching tool to look back over a game.
Only the most dedicated supporters were on the sideline.
It will be a challenge for him to see much from the end product, mainly because heavy rain caused very low visibility. But also because I was stationed further from the field than I would normally be, staying dry on the clubrooms deck. I had the very justifiable excuse that I couldn't juggle the umbrella and the video camera at the same time.
I had difficulty seeing the ball half the time so just tried to concentrate on the general area of play.
And I kept getting distracted by that palm tree that looks to be growing out of the goal post.
To complete the weekend I spent three hours with my grand-daughter, Georgia at the lodge tidying a storeroom. She is so easy to work with, happily follows vague instructions and thinks for herself. I think she knows me so well, she knows what I mean. For example, "Just put all that on the third self so I can find things easily." results in just that, labels facing front, everything sorted by category. She's a treasure. It was quite a warm, humid day and boring but tiring work, a lot of carrying and lifting but the smile never left her face. She's what I think of as a useful person - which is quite high praise in my book.
Then I think of Rowan Atkinson's, "About as useful as a one-legged man at an arse-kicking competition." There's plenty of them around but that's definitely not Georgia.