Saturday 7th December.

I hadn’t planned on writing much on our visit home, but I guess there are always words to be put down.

The granny flat idea was put to Matt and Lou and as expected they were all for the idea, and I believe ended up a little over enthusiastic. Matt and I went to see the credit union to see if any finance would be possible and it turns out that with Matts finance situation not a great deal could happen for several months, in which time he would have a chance to prove his saving ability. Oh well we will see what eventuates.

Matt and car problems: His little Datsun finally failed sometime early in the year and he has spend some time repairing it. When we arrived the car was sitting in the back yard, all together and nobody has been able to start it. I had a bit of a go at it without any success, and the other night one of Matt’s friends, jogging mate, was here also looking at it and suggested we try towing it. This originally did not seem a viable option as the engine just failed to show any signs of firing in all our attempts to get it going. We eventually tied it to the back of the panel van and towed it up the road, and, would you believe, on the first attempt the motor wanted to run, not on its own but certainly while under tow. After the third, or forth, run alone test the thing decided that it intended running on its own no problems. We unhitched and I followed Matt around a couple of blocks and back home and it wasn’t going to fail. It turned out we had a little water leak, so a bit more work replacing the welsh plugs and he may have a going car for a while, it is running smoother than I have ever heard it.

Linda has, understandably, been spending a fair bit of time with Lou and the kids, in so giving me plenty of time on my own to do things that need doing to improve our camping situation in the back yard, and for the future. Today we will start our venture out to start visiting rellies and friends with a trip to Beaconsfield, and we have a date to see Jason and Angie on Thursday evening.

Linda has had a little upset this week with Adrian. We received a message that his landlord has put the units on the market and the estate agents were bringing clients in to have a look. We thought it would be an idea to check on how well he had cleaned his unit, and that was when she had her fit. So as one would expect, Linda had to spend a full day at his unit trying to get it in some sort of order for the visit that evening. She did manage to achieve her goal to some satisfaction, but I don’t think she will be too keen to ever do it again.