Wren: "I hate it when someone says you can have something for desert, like this turkish delight chocolate bar, and then you forget and you ask if you can have it now and they say 'no'"
Me: "Its breakfast! Its 7.30am"
Wren falls face down on the bed and sighs, turns, looks at me with a quivering bottom lip and then lies face down again.
The power goes out unexpectedly in the Game Reserve and we are left sitting in the dark with one flashlight between us. Dad and David ask if they can use the flashlight to get something from their cabin, 100 m or more distant, in the dark, with no fence around the camp. We light candles in the lodge.
They ask: "Can we use the flashlight for a few minutes. We will be back soon. Otherwise it will be very dark walking to our room [unfenced lodge camp]?
Wren: I don't like to say this, but I am getting to the point where 'I just don't care'.
We are in the game reserve and stop by some fresh rhino dung where a dung beetle is working. We open the window so Wren can see. He rolls down the window and makes a great sound of disgust.
"Argh! SHUT THE WINDOW. My nose is vomiting!."
In this area of Durban North all the houses have Blue Security contracts and a special extra-active armed response team. On our return from the Game Reserve we found that our electric gate opener was flat and so we could not open the gate. Because the gate and perimeter are topped with electric fence, we could not get in. Dad drove off to buy a battery for the remote while Ingrid called Blue Security to see if they could open the gate.
Ingrid said "They have an override so if we called them in an emergency they could get in."
Rodger arrived in the security car.
He said "No, sorry. We don't have the override. That is an added service. We get a God Cell in the car and that lets the guard on duty in the car get in for an emergency only.
Ingrid was puzzled. She was told that with the Added Active Security package they would have a God Cell. Dad was not sure he wanted Blue Security to have an all-access pass option.
Wren and I were listening. We were quite intrigued by the God Cell and Wren kept mentioning it when people talked about the gate.
Today, Blue Security came over to consult with Ingrid. Later, I saw a receipt for the work order done today. It said "Installed, one Guard Cell."
Aw, God would have been so much better.