Sunshine Coast

Wednesday 30th May 2007, Sunshine.

Here I am at 5:30 PM thinking of once again how fortunate I am. I am hearing news reports of how it is cold and blowing in Melbourne, and snowing in Hobart, and at present it is 21 degrees here with forecasts of 16 degrees overnight. Ah, I could take this forever, and probably will.

The television jobs have started again, but the in-thing this year seems to be DVD recorders, units the same as VCR’s but use DVD’s instead. Three of them installed so far, and it does fill in some time, not that I really need it though.

The Waeco fridge saga: After getting it back from the first repair man with a new lid, things are no different with it. I found another repair agent on the coast so talked to them, and for a change these people seem to know what they are talking about. The difference this time is these people are actual refrigeration people, where the others were Battery World and didn’t seem to be able to do anything with my problem. Again we will have to wait and see what happens this time.

Sunshine Coast

Thursday 24th May 2007, Sunshine.

I have had a couple of rather productive days: Some painting has been done, having done several cupboard doors already, but having a rest day today. I had the couch seats cleaned yesterday and they came up better than I thought they would, we must use covers from now on as the cost of cleaning would easily cover the cost of some decent covers.

I went to the fridge repair man today to find out what is happening with the fridge, seeing he has had it for a week. I did return home with the fridge, and a new lid. It seems the old lid was quite warped and this was the only problem the mechanic could find, so I will monitor it and see how it performs.

We may see some changes in layout of the web site from now on, as son Matthew is giving me some tips on making it easier to update it. We started with a software tool called Windows Live Writer that is a tool specifically for publishing ‘Posts’ on a ‘Blog’. We will see what eventuates in the future.

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Wednesday 23rd May 2007, Sunshine.

Been busy the past few days doing house chores. I have started painting the cupboard doors again, as a few of them do get knocked around.

I also took the seats to a carpet cleaner today and had them cleaned, and they did come up well. After 7 years of sitting on the seats without covers they did get rather dirty in patched with my sweaty and grimy legs rubbing against them. It got to the stage that when I sat down the seats actually felt wet, so I think in future there will be covers used.

I also have the Waeco fridge in for repairs as it has started running for a longer period than normal. I did speak to the repair man the other day and he is a bit stumped as to what is wrong, so it could take some time to repair. He also thought it was drawing too much current even though I told him that what it is drawing now is the same as it always has been, but he says it is not right. Hopefully the fridge will be better after repairs than when it was new if that is the case.

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Saturday 19th May 2007, Sunshine.

A quiet day had today, I am hopeful of getting in a lot of walking over the next few weeks, but it has been slowed down a little with V8 car racing on this weekend. I did get a long walk along the beach in today, but am hopeful of a lot more in the days to come.

Sunshine Coast

Friday 18th May 2007, Sunshine.

On my own once again: Linda has gone back to Melbourne for a few weeks to visit Grandkids, so I am once again left to fend for myself.

The regular winter visitors from Victoria are starting to filter in so it won’t be long before the park is chock-a-block full again, and already I have been called upon to overcome TV reception problems. One who only learned about STB’s last year bought himself a new one with a hard drive, and is having troubles driving it. Turns out it only has one tuner and I am sure he thought he would be able to record while watching another channel, I had bad news for him.

A couple of chores done today leaves me to ponder what I am left to do for the remainder of time here, but I am sure I will have no problems filling in time. I have been reminded that the cupboard doors need repainting, and that will be time consuming.

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Tuesday 15th May 2007, Sunshine.

It looks like it was just a 24 hour thing with Linda, or maybe 48. She is much better today, a little bit queasy but up and mobile. I think the day in bed actually did her good.

Today, as Linda insisted, was spent shopping for appropriate food-stuff for me to survive on while she is back in Melbourne, two more sleeps.

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Monday 14th May 2007, Sunshine Coast.

A turn for the books today: Linda has come down with a ‘tummy wog’ and for the first time in my memory she has spent the day in bed. She is probably no worse than she may have been on occasions in the past, but the opportunity to stay in bed couldn’t be better. We are hopeful that it is only a 24 hour thing, so hopefully she will be better tomorrow, and certainly hopeful she is better before her flight to Melbourne on Thursday.

Sunshine Coast

Wednesday 9th May 2007, Sunshine Coast.

A bit of a miserable time had over the past few days with my bad back, but then I couldn’t think of a better place to be miserable. I guess I am not really miserable, just down a little due to not being too mobile.

Another drama today as the water inlet, come pressure limiter, on the side of the caravan broke and spewed water everywhere. The unit is reasonably easy to replace, so long as I can get one, and I do have one on order.

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Sunday 6th May 2007, Sunshine Coast.

Been here for a couple of magnificent days, the air-con has come in handy, and we are almost setup for the long haul. I am a little slow in setting up as my back has been playing up a little, and during putting the annexe up for the first time for a while, I found a few muscles in the rear left thigh I obviously haven’t used for a while, so they are a little sore at the moment as well.

Linda is already enjoying the return to the large shopping centre as I can’t keep her away from it, but it good exercise with her walking up there regularly.

Signs are that this could be a busy visit for me, as after only being here for one day I have already been approached by one of the locals to give them some assistance and hints on computer use.

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Friday 4th May 2007, Sunshine Coast.

‘WE ARE BACK HOME AGAIN’.

This is the comment both Linda and I made upon reaching the Sunshine Coast. We arrived there today after a 250k trip from Crows Nest, see map. An unusual trip today as I drove for a total of three and a quarter hours without a break, I generally stop at least every hour, but perhaps a shortage of rest areas or the fact that it didn’t bother me until I needed a pit stop would be the reason.

We intend being here for a few months, so posts may be few and far between for a while.