All posts by Ronald

Caboolture 2019, July week two.

Thursday 11th July 2019, Caboolture.

What can I say: I had every intention of putting words down regularly, but I just seem to get too busy? I am still fully involved with the men’s shed, after becoming a committee member I seem to acquire more jobs all the time. The same applies with the museum as well, we are going through some big changes at the moment which is keeping me rather busy.

The web site now seems to up and running as per normal, actually I am finding that some features that should have always worked, but didn’t before, now do work, so it all seems worth the time. For those who utilise it, I do intend keeping up the TV information page, and in fact I have just updated several documents on the page.

We are presently going through a few changes with the housing situation, if some are unaware we are renting because we spent too much living in the caravan for sixteen years, and we found things like the heat of last summer was too much for us, so we asked the landlord if he could find it in his kindness to install an air-conditioner for us. His response was “Yes I will, but before I do, I will install a solar system as well”. How surprised do you think we were? They have both been installed now, Smart meter installed, so now it is sit back and see what benefit, or how much benefit, they provide. I know the benefit we will get from the air-con, but how much financial benefit will we receive from the solar, a billing period will be needed to find out.

Caboolture 2019, June Week 4.

Monday 24th June 2019, Caboolture.

My last report stated that we were back on the air and running again, a little premature actually, but I now have assurance that the site is fully functional.

I am about to do a reasonable scan of the site to check things and repair what does not work. The TV page is back up again, and I do apologise to those who use the site for the time it has taken to repair, it was out of my hands.

Caboolture 2019, May week 1.

Friday 3rd May 2019, Caboolture.

For those who have missed this web site, We are back up and running again. The server I was running off was old and kept falling over, but that is another long story, but we now have transferred the site to another server, and all now seems OK.

Obviously, this is the reason I have not been posting anything lately, not that there will be much after settling down, but I do intend keeping the site running, if for no other reason than keeping the TV news up to date. I discovered in January that one document on the TV Reception page, C1 satellite bearings, was incorrect with the elevation readings of every entry being 3 degrees out, so now all has been rectified.

We have now come to the full realisation the van has gone for good, and although it has been a very big part of our lives, we are glad that somebody else is going to get good use of it. We actually visited John today to deliver a part for the van that was overlooked, and he showed us the modifications he has undertaken, and he has done very well. They will no doubt have some good times in it.

Caboolture 2019, January Week 5.

Tuesday29th January 2019, Caboolture.

The van has now gone. I do not know why it has taken me a whole week to let you know. Maybe it took all this time to fully sink in. I do not know if we will ever see the van again, but I did insist to the new owners that if there is anything they need explaining, with all my 12volt wiring for e.g., that I would be none too glad to go around and offer assistance. I think, though, that the new owner is quite a capable fellow and mat not even ask for assistance. It is getting hard to come to grips with how much different the yard looks without the van parked in it, but it will be good for the van ultimately as they will now look after it better than we have lately.

It has been bought to light that now we won’t be the wanderingtews any more, so what to do with the web site for e.g. I do intend keeping the site up to keep up with TV information if nothing else, and for those who do read it regularly, it will be something similar to “Facebook” I guess. Who knows I might even think about upgrading it sometime in the future???

Caboolture, January 2019, Week 3B

Saturday 19th January 2019, Caboolture.

The sale of the van is now all but complete. The new owners have made payment in full, have filled out the transfer papers, which I am still holding, and intend coming to pick up the van first thing Monday. What more can I say?