Tuesday 30th April 2013, Narrandera, NSW.
We are finally back on the road again, with our first leg on the way to Brisbane taking us to Narrandera, on the Newell highway a few hundred K’s south of Dubbo. Again, the same as any other trip, we are only travelling about 3-400 K per day and there will be no two consecutive days of travel, meaning that we will have at least one full day stopover at each place. I say “at least” because if it too wet to move we will simply stay another day.
Saturday 27th April 2013, Heathcote Junction.
We are about to delay the pulling of the pegs for a couple of days, due to the delay in getting the paving done. Well it has at least taken a little longer than we thought, but then getting the sand at the correct level took longer than planned, as it is essential it is done properly. The paving area is quite large, about 70 to 80 square meters, and neither Matt nor I have done any paving before, so it is a learning exercise as we go along.
Linda has today gone to Matt’s, Port Melbourne, and I will go pick her up tomorrow so we can say our goodbyes. Packing up today or tomorrow is now not possible, so it looks like pack up Monday and move Tuesday, weather permitting.
Tuesday 22nd April 2013, Heathcote Junction.
It is once again almost time to pull up the pegs, literally, and move camp. The weather is getting rather cold at the moment so it is time to move north to Queensland. We are at this stage looking at Sunday or Monday depending on a couple of things. One being my helping Matt complete some work in the yard, being painting the new studio for Narrelle, and pave the back yard. We have done most of the painting and have started the paving with the yard reasonably level ready for some sand. It all depends on how much we can get done before Saturday as to when we actually leave, but it will be next week some time.
Sunday 7th April 2013, Heathcote Junction.
For the last few weeks I have been of the mind that I can’t wait until we put some paint on the walls of the Studio we are building, as the task of plastering the walls is not a job I would want to do ever again, so to put paint on would mean its completion. Today we covered most of the walls with paint and I must admit I had somewhat of a change of mind. After is has been painted nobody is ever going to be able to see the work that went into the plastering underneath. I will know all about it though, and I now see why apprenticeships are essential for most professions. It is all coming together rather well though. From here on it is more paint, and flooring, so hopefully the room will be finished in a week or so.
Matt and I are now talking about the paving, it will have to be done very soon as we are moving north in only a few weeks. Matt says that he is owed a week off work so he would like to take it soon so we can use that week to complete that task.