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Caboolture, November 2017, week 2.

Thursday 9th November 2017, Caboolture.

Another month has passed. We have parked the caravan in the other end of the yard until early next year, as we won’t have a chance to use it, or the weather for the next few months can be a bit warm or even wet, so it is parked for a while. I was about to say nothing out of the ordinary has been happening, but on Monday my phone rang and it was listed as Linda’s cousin Bruce. When I answered it turned out to be his mother Edna, and after I queried her using the phone she jumped straight in saying don’t panic it is not urgent. It turns out they were up from Launceston at Coolum for a wedding and on their way to Redcliffe for further celebrations and decided to call in for a visit on the way. As it turned out they didn’t have anywhere to stay while here so we offered them to stay with us, so we had visitors staying for two days, completely unexpected. It was nice to see them again, as for me it has been quite a while since I have seen them, but Linda did meet them on one of her visits south more recently.

I guess for the time upcoming we will be concentrating on the things that are coming up before Christmas, such as club dinners and such, before we fly to Melbourne.

Bongaree, October 2017, week 2.

Thursday 12th October 2017, Bongaree.

How time fly’s: Here it is Thursday already and we have to pack up and go home tomorrow. The problem with coming here, being so close to home, is that we are still close to everything when at home, and all normal things were done as if still at home. I had originally decided to not go to the men shed on Tuesday but would you believe I got an email on Monday requesting my presence to take some photos, and then on Tuesday it was requested that I turn up on Thursday as we had bulk onions to cut for sausage sizzles, so hence there goes my week. It turns out to be not quite the right time of year to be visiting here anyway as it is quite a lot more humid here than it is at home, even though it is only 25K inland. We had considered staying for an extra week but current bookings will not permit this without us having to move to a different site, and if I have to pack up and move to anywhere it will be home.

Bongaree 2017, October week1.

Friday 6th October 2017, Bongaree.

We are once again out living in the caravan, for a week only though, at Bongaree on Bribie Island. We are only about 20K from home, but we may as well be 1000. The main reason for coming here is because we have been saying for about 15 years now that we would like to stay here for a spell and never got here for some reason or another. It is generally a busy park so it has probably been booked out when we were most likely to want to stay, but we finally got here. We were originally going to move here on Monday but it was too wet so we delayed our trip for a few days, and fortunately the park management were obliging to our request. Apart from Wednesday and Thursday, my usual outings, we do not intend going anywhere or doing anything except enjoy the immediate surroundings.

Caboolture, September 2017, Week 4.

Saturday 23rd September 2017, Caboolture.

I have been chatted about not putting words down very often, so here are a few. As would be expected that when we are not travelling there would not be much to write about, but, things do happen at home and perhaps these should be put to words.

I have just made a booking at a caravan park at Bongaree, Bribie Island, from the 2nd October for a week, so we are going over there at long last. It is not far from home, but it may as well be 1000K if we pretend we are not so close, and we are looking forward to it. Surprise, surprise, it rained rather heavily yesterday for a few hours and the leak we have had in the caravan was dry this morning when I checked, so maybe it only leaks with weather from a certain direction? We do have a towel where it leaks so we only need to swap it when wet, and that will hopefully save us the trouble trying to find the actual place where the water is coming in.

I have been rather busy lately with both my extra-curricular activities, being the men’s shed and the museum. Since taking on the position of treasurer at the museum I just do not seem to have any spare time. It is not just the treasurer side that keeps me busy, but the task I also seem to have inherited of re-creating software copies of numerous documents that we have hard copies of, but no software copies. These must have been lost when we had computer problems a couple of years ago, and since we now need to update and amend these documents someone must restore them to software.

Both Linda and I have now recovered from the flu we contracted after coming back from Melbourne, and are now going well. We both had the flu shot this year, as I always do, so we didn’t get it as bad as if we hadn’t, and after hearing how this is an extremely bad season for flu we now think ourselves very lucky.

The men’s shed is progressing very well as well, we are now about to start construction of our second shed, not bad considering we have only been up and running for two years. I have been getting involved in several things at the shed and recently before having our AGM I got the impression I was being almost pressured into joining the committee. I did let them know that I was not yet interested as I have enough on my plate. What I didn’t tell them was that when we get up and running with the new shed, and things are running a little smoother, I may then show some interest.

Caboolture August 2017, Week 3.

Sunday 20th August 2017, Caboolture.

We did arrive back home on Tuesday 1st, and have things backfired. We were looking forward to the better weather and since we have been home we have both been crook with the flu. We must have picked something up before arriving home, like in Melbourne or on the flight home, and it hatched a couple of days later and we have been suffering ever since. I am now just about over it, but Linda also picked up an ear infection along with it, so she is quite deaf at the moment, even more so than she normally is. The weather has been much better though, even some nights are a little cool, but at least when the sun comes up it warms up, even enough to wear my shorts lately. Everything else since being back has been the usual things with no changes.