We got this flyer in the mail a couple of weeks ago but got another dose of annoyance so just put it away. Anyway here's a scan of it to show that in the last six months of waiting they've made no real progress.
Come on EBC, our lives are on hold and you're killing everyone on Fairford Road, just hang us or pardon us but don't keep us waiting on death row forever.
I did a little trip up town this morning to see how quiet it'd be but turned around when the chap ahead of me lit up to satisfy his drug addiction. Not everything was closed, one of the filling stations was open, and the video hire place will open this afternoon. Ingham must be changing as many businesses will re-open early in January.
I had a bad setting on the camera which I hadn't noticed so my pictures were a poor crop this morning but the fountain was interesting as it had red foamy water in it.
We met our old friends John and Theresa for the first time on the weekend, where they're from will become screechingly obvious from looking at the lovely presents they gave us.
We tried the beers last night and gave them all the big thumbs up, so much so the XXXX we washed them down with afterwards was a disappointment. I'd fancy the Coors light which at 4% alcohol is between our light and full strength could become very popular here if promoted. It went down very easy in our climate. Molson's had more hops and the Jockey Club was a fuller maltier type again but still a cleaner less bodied tipple than the XXXX. Maybe it's time we addressed our brews.
I'll give the Screech a try soon when i'm in the mood to lose control of my speech.
Very impressed by it having a plastic bottle, it just makes sense.
I noticed the other day that the old cheap can of 'ocean blue' spray paint I had was pretty close to Tru's 'shockwave' so I used a bit of it yesterday to touch up some stone chips on her bonnet. It may not be spot on but it's better than white undercoat.
Good enough for me anyway.
BTW I sprayed the paint into a little container and applied with a paintbrush to try to keep it tidy.
In case anybody's curious how you put these whizzbang alternators back together, that's why they put a little hole behind them. You push the brushes back, an allen key is very useful for that, I didn't want to dirty one of my good metric ones so used an otherwise useless imperial one for the job. At the same time you push a something thin (I used a 2mm drill bit) down the little hole and past the brushes one at a time. With the brushes held back it's a rather simple job to whack the alternator back together again.
Today I inspected Tru's alternator to see how her brush wear was going. Not bad but they're worn past the fitting holes so i've ordered new ones.
While I had it apart the used 'low mileage' alternator that I ordered a week ago for a spare finally arrived and upon inspection had as much wear as Tru's 190,000 km one has, hardly what I'd call 'low mileage', it looks like it'd had a power steering fluid bath as well, yuck.
It's pert near the end of 2009, Ingham has two video hire shops (shown here) and a fair few DVD retailers yet if we want to buy or hire a blu-ray movie we either have to drive to Townsville or order online.
Even Target embarrassed themselves the other week by advertising a blu-ray movie that was never in danger of being transported here.
I fitted an accessory power socket behind the driver's seat today, for a gadget dabbler like me they can be very useful.
It's always on so probably illegal in our nanny country but it's protected with an overload breaker from a junked jump starter that was fitted from new with a battery that had a cracked case. Little wonder it was useless, so at least I'm getting a bit of use from it now.
Quite a head scratcher working out how to mount the GPS in Tru.
I decided to unclip the top plate over the centre console and sit a lump of wood in its place which the GPSes are screwed to.
At least it's all of about 10 seconds work to remove them and make the car look standard again.
The smokers may have been thinking of the poor rubbish bin 5 metres away from this plant on the footpath outside the pub. If they had gone to the effort of using the bin then it may have overflowed from the load.
I may have to edit this, perusing it I notice that I've used 'smokers' and 'thinking' in the same sentence, although in reality they do think....of themselves.
Sorry Tru but your tyres and possibly wheels too have to go.
Definitely not my style, Jimmy will have to find an adrenaline ridden person with stock wheels and tyres who may be interested in a swap.
Just message me if by chance there's someone within a couple of hundred kilometres of Ingham who fancies some Reggie Racer type wheels.
Sure to make the greenies go a bit longer without a haircut and do a doubler on that green stuff they puff. Tru runs on LPG which they perceive as a green gas even though it's about the same as any other fuel, only cheaper here.
It has a rather large double tank in the rear with a 116 litre capacity that gives a very useful range, something like 900 km before having to top up.
Now I'm waiting for a call from Hank Hill to invite me over to Arlen, Texas so he can drool over it.
It was hanging around our place so I took a couple of photos. Golly they're hard things to snap, always moving and keeping a big safety zone around them. You can't get close enough to see how good their colour is by eye, makes me glad good cameras are available to normal jobbers like myself now.
Only two smokers and perhaps a third rolling one, with another using that curse of the last generation, a mobile (cell)phone. Not many years ago it would have been eight. It'd be nice to see this reduction in drug addicts flow through to civilian outdoor workers.
Keen eyes may notice the Aussie touch with Skippy's cousins in the background.
I've gotta feel sorry for poor Jenny next door, when she had her roof done back in July they went to the huge expense of putting up scaffolding after one of the workers fell off. It took them nearly forever to do the job after all the fuss and must have cost her a fortune.
This job I saw today looks like being done in a non-fuss manner.
I got this cooker a while back and think I should give it a thumbs-up.
Maybe it's a new generation of cooker or whatever but it's a pressure cooker with a timer that makes for a great slow cooker that can be pretty speedy.
Perfect for corned meat, just wind the timer on a bit get back to the computer for a while and an hour or so later terrific corned meat with no need to observe anything.
Also great for oxtail and bacon hocks.
If you've bought one of Panasonic's new cameras that have firmware to prevent using generic batteries the D'OH! is over.
I saw this on ebay the other week and bought it as it claimed to be compatible with the recent firmware. They're right, it works on my new ZR1 which only has the new firmware.
The downside is that it's about double the price of the cheap generics that won't work but is about a third the price of genuine.
this is the old bedroom powerpoint which had become slightly intermittent. Normally I would just replace it with a new socket but because we're still waiting seemingly endless months to find out whether the Main Roads Dept. intend driving a bulldozer through our house or not, I just reused an old double point I had taken from another room a couple of years back that had one of the two sockets intermittent.
I just wish they would tell us their intentions instead of just flitting between business lunches and rostered days off. The people on our road are burning while they fiddle.