To be fair to Dr B, he would genuinely encourage me to attend the Sydney games. To be equally fair to him, he wouldn’t stop to think about whether it was a realistic idea. He would say he can get along fine without me (he can, so long as we don’t worry too much about things like cleaning and laundry).
To be fair to me, I hadn’t hit the “apply now” button because of the timing. Both events are in March. Boy will have just started at uni (next year) and he’ll be coaching at the school (both years) and it’s about the time that Dr B will probably be cycling the Fleche Oppy All Day Trial or the Petite Oppy (both years) and there are lots of good reasons why I might be needed here. But I haven’t given up on the idea by any means.