Monday 29th November 2011, Kilmore.
Most all has been finalised with Centrelink now and I am finally receiving a payment to help with our income. What is left to do is to organise the volunteer work, with one of the requirements, for one my age, being to do voluntary work instead of looking for a job. I have an organisation in mind, that I am sure I have mentioned, being a Telecommunications museum in Hawthorn that houses working models of most of the telephone exchanges that I spent my working career installing, and they will all need maintenance, right up my alley. We will see tomorrow anyway, as I have an appointment with the museum first of all to see if I am to suit their requirements, and likewise mine, and we will take it from there.
The driveway at Narrelle and Mattâ€™s is not ready yet, has been a bit wet, so we are still at Kilmore and look like being here for most of the next week.
Wednesday 23rd November 2011, Kilmore.
We are now in the Melbourne area, being at Kilmore. We will be here for a week or so until we can get the repairs on the caravan started, then we will move into Narrelleâ€™s house until the repairs are done, and by then the driveway should be ready for us to move the caravan onto, and with matt and Narrelleâ€™s permission we hope to be there for a while.
I will from now on continue the process of the new start claim from Centrelink and hopefully that will go as anticipated to supplement our income. I have organised a place for me to do voluntary work, the requirement of Centrelink, and I canâ€™t see any reason why that will not eventuate. All we can do now is follow procedures for all our tasks and see what eventuates.
An added bonus at Kilmore caravan park since being here last is the TV has been cabled to all sites so good reception is available. The turning off of the analogue TV signal in may this year has seen poor reception here so it is good to see the park has undertaken to see everyone gets good reception, and no need for me to use my VAST satellite system.
Tuesday 22nd November 2011, Shepparton.
The time has finally come that I hoped would not occur for a fair while yet, I am not sure that it has sunk in yet. Tomorrow will see us in the northern Melbourne area for what could be a fair while. At this stage I donâ€™t know how many reports I will be posting in future, but I will keep it up with what I consider is worthwhile, so do keep tuned. For those that use this site for TV information nothing will change, I do intend keeping all information as up to date as is possible.
Wednesday 16th November 2011, Shepparton.
Our last leg before we move on to Melbourne, and a sad day it is. As most people are aware, people like us who have been relying on Superannuation have had a hard time lately, and we are included among them, so I have had to make a phone call to Centrelink to make a claim for New-start allowance and it is starting to look like we will have to settle in Melbourne, or somewhere nearby, for quite a spell. We now have a process to go through so it is wait and see what the result will be. In the mean time I guess I will treat this week at Shepparton as possibly my last free time for a while.
Monday 14th November 2011, Narrandera.
Back in Narrandera for another visit, we have been through here on several occasions and stopped here back in 2002, gee was that actually 9 years ago, I think I am just starting to realise how long we have been on the road. We only intend being here for a couple of days for a rest as it was too far to go on, and our next planned stop will be Shepparton, then into Melbourne. The caravan park here seems so much nicer than it was last time we were here, just seems a lot neater and greener, then they have been through a few owners since then I believe, and new owners do seem to add a bit to parks when they take over.