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2018-02-15

Goodbye fence post.

My friend Daryl has been rather irked by our broken fence post since my dad Fred broke it a few months ago with his car, which also resulted in Mother deciding he wasn't going to drive any longer, so Daryl was keen to remove the post. We tried an engine crane on it but that had a zero result.

So then we did a bit of digging and found a pretty massive foundation.
So we cut the steel reinforcing off below ground level and filled in the hole. Job Done and now the post serves as a garden edge. More fool us for doing anything on a 36 degree day.

2018-02-10

Exactly the same age here.

Upon looking at some of my old photos I saw I had taken shots of Grace when she was exactly my age today, so I took a shot of myself to compare. Fairly pointless really.

2018-02-01

Jimby has another.

I blew out candles this birthday.
And the years melted away.
Many thanks to my Parents here for inviting us up on what is their wedding anniversary.

2018-01-31

A blue moon eclipse and a lesson.

First the blue as in 2nd full moon this month.
Then the eclipse started.
Then it was total and a blood moon, but the lesson is don't shoot hand held as all I scored was a blurry mess.
Now for some meaningless trivia that the family might find curious. The Queen gave birth to Prince Charles when she was 8244 days old, my brother Mick died when he was 8244 days old.

2018-01-26

Doing our community bit this morning.

Olivia and I sang some Aussie songs at the Shire's Australia Day ceremony. No new citizens this year but that's a sign of the current situation, something that's been quite stressful for Olivia.

They gave us fancy certificates for our little effort.

2018-01-13

Mayon is erupting again.

It erupted a couple of weeks before I was there to marry Olivia too. Active volcanoes have a real wow factor for us Aussies who live in the land of calm.

2018-01-03

Sudoku.

This has been my time filler for 11 years now since I first tried some newspaper Sudoku back in 2006 and found myself hooked. Every night I play a game to help my eyelids gain a lot of weight, and somehow I may even have a slight feeling of competence now but doubtless my scores here playing Genina.com version are pedestrian compared to experts, something I doubt I could even be due to never understanding what is meant by online strategies.
I also find it a good way to get a measure of my mental health, I couldn't play worth a damn for a fair period after Grace's death, and also for a period recently when other family issues have been occurring but the last few weeks I've been OK again, so it must be smooth sailing again.
It's about all I use this tablet for but I give it plenty of use.