26 May, 2010


Guthrie got mail today. I didn't :(

25 May, 2010

My vista

I sit at a nice window seat at work. Only very special people get window seats. I really like mine, it has a nice view over the Dandenongs. Right now, it isn't that special looking:


I should have posted this late night after I got back from the vet,
just to reassure you all. Clara is ok, the vet looked at her and
agreed with the vet nurse. It looks like Clara is having a "reaction"
to the internal disolving stitches. This won't go away until the
stitches disolve. This will take a couple of months. She isn't in any
pain or discomfort so there is nothing to worry about

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23 May, 2010

Clara update

Last week Clara had to have an emergency hysterectomy. Se was very sad for quite while a afterward,a s she had been quite full of nastiness (I could go into details here about what was wrong with her, but I won't cos it's very yukkie) Then the antibiotics kicked in and she improved out of site. She went back to playing with the puppies and being her normal self, which was a huge relief. Anyway, I am getting a bit worried again, as she seems to have a bit of a lump in the area where the chop was. It seems to be getting bigger, so we will be off to the vet again in the morning I think. I will give them a ring and see what they think at least.
This dog is such a worry!!! Oh NO! I have 4 for them! I don't think I ever get to stop worrying now! All you parents out there, including mine: Wow, I don't know how you do it (after all humans live a bit longer than dogs.)

21 May, 2010

I love the Dyson but.....

Sometimes it is a bit yukky.

20 May, 2010

Steam Powered trip

Ages ago, Neil started looking for a steam engine to buy. It was a bit of an up hill battle. They seemed to be a lot more expensive then he thought they would be and also a fair bit crappier for the lot more money. He passed up one or two early on, then started getting a bit depressed he was never going to get one and played 'what if' about the ones he hadn't bought. He was getting really quite down about the whole thing. Many many people from the steam club were looking out for one for him and most of them were really supportive about him getting one. Which was nice.
Anyway, early this month a Burrell Single Crank Compound engine came up in Queensland. Apparently only 37 engines were produced with the specifications of this one, and although as you can see it doesn't look all that flash, it has had a lot of the really expensive boiler work already done.

In the end, it might end up looking like this:
But not for a while, because this is what the wheels look like

Anyway, the point of this post is to tell you Neil has left me for the week/weekend, to go to Queensland to visit the engine. It might be a while before it makes it to Melbourne, as the cheepest way to ship it is to wait for a back load. He is very happy about the whole thing (not the back load, the engine.). He has taken the nice shiney new car. He left this morning at very dark o'clock (about 5.30am) and tonight he is staying in Dubbo, which is further north than Sydney. He is mad. Apparently the owners/ex-owners have organised a BBQ for him on Saturday night and he will be staying with them. They sound nice.
P.S. it's 8 horse power. This is very important....

16 May, 2010

My first cache

I have made my own Geocache. I'm very excited about it. I placed it this morning, and sent it off to the approval person, who turned it on at 2.37pm. I got my first person logging their find at 4.16pm! They fond it with another cacher, so the First to Find (ftf) qudos has to go to two people.
I have another couple of caches in the pipeline, including two EarthCaches, provided the people who look after the land I want to put them on approve them.
Now your job is to go and look at my cache, then get out there in the real world and go and find it!

12 May, 2010

Tickets are booked

Our holiday is now all booked in, at least the flights part is anyway.
Looking forward to our break to the UK :) Here are the entries from our last trip there: Our travel blog

04 May, 2010

New Car

As you can tell, Neil hated having this photo taken, but I feel it was completely needed. It's us standing in the Doncaster Subaru dealer, pick up our new car :)New Car The new car in question is a 2010 Subaru Outback. It's a diesel. It's very shiny and goes brooooom. This post has been deliberately back dated to the first day we got it, but I couldn't actually do the post then, as I wanted to surprise mum and dad with the car on the weekend. They were very surprised :)
We took all the pups up to Beaufort to visit them (They caught a mouse!)