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New eyes.

Olivia and I got new specs in the mail yesterday, I got mine as they're the same frame as my computer eyes and I like the professor look they give me, Olivia just needed new eyes and these looked pretty.
The two sets were a few cents under $40 delivered from
They've been my supplier of choice for years as I find the traditional optical market in Australia to be rather poisonous price wise.

Poor Postie.

Our postie delivered four householders today, I suppose mail volumes have dropped a lot from when I delivered mail but this would have been no fun at all.


Another fiddly job.

I mounted another thermometer today to monitor the outside temperature, the old unit I'd been using for ages had became fairly useless due to a centre darkening of the LCD panel, something I think is common from age, and I'd replaced it earlier in a failed manner due to the clever makers reducing costs and heat welding the case together which is very difficult to replicate after opening it to solder in a remote sensor. Lesson learned I bought another cheap unit and just spliced the wire from its remote sensor to the one I already had. Hopefully this will serve for years.

Yesterday I had the misfortune for the second time of being refused service at the hospital because I was too ill, hopefully eventually I'll recover enough to enable them to follow up on the temporary filling they put in my aching tooth 3 months ago. It can't be all bad though as the State Government would have to be reducing their losses from their health service by being more selective.


Wooden Guira.

If you ever want to get the sound the Drifters had in their recording of "Under the Boardwalk" then one of these little things gets close enough. Just a little something that was a mystery to me.



I saw this while Olivia was shopping on Friday, used plenty of zoom and framed it quite nicely so I may as well post it.
The Ingham looks like it could use a coat of paint.

Pretty but a real prickly bugger.

 This pretty flower is from what's known as a sensitive plant, a real prickly bugger that's become a curse in our yard.
This is a pretty flower that Olivia planted, it's quite welcome.


Two years today.

It's Daisy's 2nd birthday today since we adopted her.
It hasn't all been perfect, she cracked her windscreen early on, and on our last big trip we hit kangaroos twice but otherwise there's just been simple maintenance.