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The Van is for Sale

When I first bought the van, I really did not know what to expect. But I liked the idea, the kids loved the idea. It made them think of the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo. So we bought it. The van was an instant hit. The kids could sit in different rows to help prevent fights. . . . → Read More: The Van is for Sale

The Good Earth

The van has always, well since we got it, had a bit of a problem with rough idling. Various mechanics have noted it. The people at Burwin Volkswagen said that there were wild fluctuations in the injector pressure and suspected that it might be the bearings in the bearings of the fuel . . . → Read More: The Good Earth

School camp

The primaries at Sherbrooke Community School went on a school camp on the school oval. It had been an idea of one of the parents.

I had been sick all week. But managed to make an appearance at the set up time.

There was much excitement . . . → Read More: School camp

Stuck in Carnegie

I drove to Carnegie as I was expecting to pick Brutus up from the vet. But in the end that wasn’t necessary.

When I tried to drive home? the battery finally died. The RACV could not even jump start it. After replacing the battery everything was fine. Though . . . → Read More: Stuck in Carnegie

9 power outlets

We got the relo only a short time before we were due to go away. I took it down to Lilydale Auto Electrics who had helped me out of a bind before when the electric window on the ford would not wind up.

The problem with the relo . . . → Read More: 9 power outlets

The New (old) Van

We have been talking about buying a van since before I moved down to Kalorama. But being cash strapped we were unable to do do. Also, some searches of the internet showed that there was not much around that was what we wanted. Then in a piece of serendipity both problems went away . . . → Read More: The New (old) Van

Drama at Vic Roads

I headed off to Vic Roads in Tally Ho this morning to change my car Rego and Drivers Licence from NSW to Victoria. I arrived a little early and took off the old number plates. I was about 20th in the queue to get in the door at 8:30 for my 8:35 appointment. . . . → Read More: Drama at Vic Roads

Near crash

Driving back from Marrickville metro, with Angelika and Milla. Turning right from Sidmore into Edinburgh. Nearly collided with a car that ran the red light. The driver stopped a little down the road and looked very pale.

The car after 1 month

In addition to the review of the car after 1 week. Here is some additional information after 1 month.

Radio fixed. Is good, though outside temp is -40 deg and I can’t work put how to download phone book contacts. I need to contact Sutton’s to see if the temperature is meant to be that, . . . → Read More: The car after 1 month

The problem with electric folding side mirrors

My car has electric folding mirrors, which are a good idea. I use them when parked in public spaces. But there is a problem with them. When parked on a road I fold the mirrors. Then when I get out, I cannot see if there are any cars or bicycles coming past. I . . . → Read More: The problem with electric folding side mirrors