As I write helicopters circle overhead.
Tonight was the launch of the Alex Buzo company. I will write about this later. Now I want to register a complaint.
I support APEC and am happy for President Bush to be here. I do not complain about either. My complaint is with the NSW Government.
Tonight coming home our main road was blocked. No explanation, other than that Mr Bush was coming. So we went a different route, wife and daughter swearing. Road blocked.
This time I got out. I went to the police and asked how we might get home. They did not know. They said we had to wait for an hour or so. We tried to ring ABC local radio - 702 - to complain. They were not interested.
Because we know the area well we found another, this time open, road. So now we are at home.
But why could the police not help us? Mr Bush was going down one road. They could have told us how to get home. By not telling us, they actually told us what road he was travelling on. And I could have got to that road based on the pattern of road blocks.
Note that my complaint is not about APEC nor Mr Bush. Just the briefing supplied to the police to help those affected.
Sleep has probably restored some perspective. I accept that the police had a difficult task. Still, in the pre-planning they should have paid more attention to the advice to be provided to those affected.