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Fundraisers

After Andrew picked up the girls we headed our to visit the soon-to-be-ours new house. On the way we saw the signs to the Kalorama – Mount Dandenong CFA fund raising sale and decided to go there first. Kirsten bought a bunch of things while I bough a sausage at the sausage sizzle.

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Final Inspection

We went around to the new house today to do a final inspection. This time Shirley was there. It was really good to meet her and I think she enjoyed meeting us. She is definitely very proud of her house and was being helpful in telling us all the little details and the stories of . . . → Read More: Final Inspection

Burglary Rate

We will soon be moving from Kalorama to Monbulk. I was talking to a woman in the bus. She was horrified and advised that we get good locks and maybe even an alarm system as Monbulk is very much more at risk than Kalorama.

Doing some research on the internet I . . . → Read More: Burglary Rate

Washing Machine Door Repair

We have a LG direct drive washing machine. It is the second one I have had and I have been very happy with the machines. But since living frith the girls we have been breaking the door handles. Apparently this is a safety feature. If one tries to force open the door while . . . → Read More: Washing Machine Door Repair

Sale in Marrickville

Today my unit in Marrickville settled and they little saga of its sale is complete.

6/295 Victoria Road, Marrickville, NSW 2204.

The Wind Rose

When researching the new east shed (the west shed option being abandoned) I had come across wind loading calculation sites to determine the following:

Region A – Victoria (A5 – within 70km of Melbourne).

Terrain 3 – Some obstructions (we have more than this)

Shielding – 2 . . . → Read More: The Wind Rose

Snakes in Kalorama

We were wondering what snakes live in our area. We back onto the Doongalla Forest, a part of the Dandenong Ranges National Park and there is some paranoia about such things. I found a web site (Bioinformatics) that splits Melbourne up into grid squares so we can look for the snakes that naturally . . . → Read More: Snakes in Kalorama

a bad smell

grease trap remover

This morning when I went down stairs into the underground car park, there was a bad smell. A bit like sewerage. I thought oh dear, the sewerage is leaking somewhere… But then as I exited the car park the reason became obvious. JJ Richardson, Grease Trap Cleaner had probably . . . → Read More: a bad smell

The new washing machine

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old

The old washing machine died. It made clunking sounds, then blew the house fuse and had a strange smell, that I would guess is oil. I bought it in about 2002 so it was 7 years old. I suspect we had not thought to put the transport clamp bolts . . . → Read More: The new washing machine

No lights

switch

Today the circuit breaker for the lights tripped. Then the master earth leakage breaker also switched. Now I have no lights. No hot water. I am assuming that the hot water is on the lights circuit. The power switch is seen here, with water dripping out of it. The water is . . . → Read More: No lights