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No Maccas Rally on Flickr. October 08, 2013 at 07:31AM

It would seem that the problem with the PTV app is that it thinks that it is 4:35 am rather than 4:35 pm. October 08, 2013 at 03:34PM

dragons on the roof on Flickr. October 09, 2013 at 07:12AM

Bright on Flickr. . . . → Read More: Tumblr


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

Relo update

Back from the service men at Volkspower. They worked on the sump to stop the oil leaks. Replaced the front left arm that holds the wheel on. Ordered a new front right headlight and gasket from Germany. Cleaned the transmission do later they can see where the oil leak is in that and worked out . . . → Read More: Relo update

Global Warming, bush fires and politics

With the current unusually hot weather in Sydney and the fires that happened on a catastrophic fire day. My mind turns to the topic of global warming and the increase in extreme hot weather events in Australia.

The conservative politicians say that speaking of these matters is a sign of disrespect . . . → Read More: Global Warming, bush fires and politics

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

IKEA, Springvale

I have been going to IKEA and buying stuff for decades. But it turns out Kirsten had never been. She comes from a class of snobby people who think “the problem with shopping at Ikea is that everyone knows you shopped at Ikea”

After a bit of an adventure to Dandenong . . . → Read More: IKEA, Springvale

Relo’s first service

Put the Relo in for its first service since we took ownership. This is something we should have done before we went to Sydney, but there was no time.

I had been expecting that fixing the van would cost quite some money. We knew before we got it that it had some oil leaks. . . . → Read More: Relo’s first service

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