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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.

These brackets must rust on all cars.

Tru's radiator mount brackets were rusty, just like Derry before her.
Anyway in the usual non-pretty Jimmy fashion I tidied/uglied them up this morning.

It isn't pretty,

But this hack has got the cruise control functioning again.
The switch came out of an old cdrom drive that was in February's flood.


This I don't like.

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.

What's this? a green engine!

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.

Jimmy has a new toy.

Grace is happy too, she doesn't have to climb as high.
Derry is gone and we hope someone else enjoys it as much as we did.
I have named her 'Tru' as she's truly a true-blue Ford.


A rare sight.

You don't often see any work done on the canefield behind us, so I took the opportunity to snap this bit of spraying the other day.

Some sort of bird.

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.

A fresh touch of paint.

The paint on the fence was fading so I touched up the number and the red top which I use to help me find our place.


The Army's changed.

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.

mmmmm Tim Tams

We know someone who may like these.

Nice roof.

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.


Pretty blue, I could buy a car like this if they made them without the wing at the back and had a smaller engine. It's a nice colour though and that's the important thing.


Love this cooker.

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.

Panasonic ZR1 battery.

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.


Another toy.

I got a hokey new watch in the mail today. It's an old fashioned wind-up job and the hands even glow in the dark. I dunno if Chairman Mao was ever that friendly but at least he waves to me.


Trouble with Limbo.

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.


Fun display

This layout was in the window of Ingham Travel. At least the state of the track would leave no danger of a collision.

Let's call it Mango Mountain

Just playing with the camera in the backyard, not easy light to play with but it's fun learning how to play around.

Mega has a birthday tomorrow, and with my own site being under quarantine because of a malware attack that I think I've eradicated, I'm going to post what I think are his pics here too.
He may get a thrill.


Something new

I needed a photo to kick this log off and it's a bit damp outside so here's a shot of how my hair's going.....going.....go...