I should be pissed off!
Yesterday I watched the
Money show and Paul Clitheroe pointed out that the world's
share markets have taken a beating over the past twelve
while listening to the news, I was informed that Canberra
real estate prices have skyrocketed during the previous
what did we do last April, we sold three houses and moved
what was left of our money, after paying the banks, into
Still that's life, I feel much
freer without all that heavy bricks-and-mortar hanging around
my neck, so you know what?, I don't care, things always
Now that you've retired, or at least semi-retired, you
have plenty of time on your hands and not as much money
as you're used to. You need a cheap healthy activity and
they don't come much cheaper or healthier than bushwalking.
As a pastime bushwalking is bascially
free, but you do need some equipment to enjoy it and be
safe. So I've just written an article discussing some of
the clothing you should buy for your bushwalking, specifically
Since starting the construction of our motor home three years
ago I have only been on one or two walks and hardly taken any photos. But that's
all about to change, the bushwalker is back, well nearly. The rig will
be finished in a few weeks and I'm going back to some of the things I love doing.
Till next time then, and remember,
Don't Dream it, Be it!
25 June 2001
We've just spent two days at Lake George, an hour or so north
of Canberra. I should be working on the truck so the only reason
we took the time off was to meet Malcolm Street from Caravan &
He photographed the truck and interviewed us
for an upcoming edition, in three months he said. (Should be in
the November edition which comes out in October ??)
We camped at the rest area below the lookout
at the southern end of the lake (very nice with new dunnies) then
moved up to the lookout to meet Malcolm.
While parked there we had visits from the RTA,
traffic patrol, Japanese tourists etc. The usual thing.
The deck overlooking Lake George and looking north up the
Interesting shadows under the truck showing the aggressive
off-road tread pattern on the tyres.
On pulling out of the carpark we had a choice,
south to Canberra and more work or north to places warm. We turned
south, oh well.
I've finished the "library", pullout
laundry chute, rubbish bin and the control panel.
The "library", well some bookshelves at least.
The slide-out rubbish and laundry bins.
The control panel showing the various dials and switches
required to monitor the solar, batteries etc.
20 July 2001
We've also got the computer equipment in and,
even though the pantry was done months ago, I haven't shown a
The pantry in it's open position and the computer gear. There
is a bifold pocket door that covers the computer when not
The building we are currently working/living
in has just been sold and the new owners want to move in.
There's no pressure but they would prefer sooner
rather that later and as I said that we should be leaving in August
they are hoping for "early" August.
We won't be finished by then but we have to
set a date or we'll be here for ever, so it looks like we'll be
off in a few weeks.
As I said there's no chance of being finished
so I'm now concentrating on doing what absolutely has to be done
and then installing things like a workbench so I can continue
working on the road.
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