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Growing up, and meetings

Isaac on his first day of school Isaac started school today, an event which he enjoyed, but which left him rather sapped of energy by the end of the day. Everything’s going so fast. It seems like only yesterday that he was a tiny baby popping out into the world for the first time. After […]

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Iris goes home :-(

The traditional airport goodbye photo Alas, Iris went home to Israel today. *sniffle*

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Right up the You Yangs

On Friday Iris and I set out for one last drive in the country before she departs, alas, for another country. We set off over the Westgate, and some time after Werribee, got off the freeway and started exploring. After rumbling along various obscure roads (some sealed and some unsealed, reminding me why it’s not […]

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Cute phone

On Monday I got a new mobile phone, a very cute Nokia 6210. It’s titchy. The old one wasn’t huge, but this is much smaller. I dread the day they make mobiles much smaller than this. People will start to lose them in pockets and body cavities. It’s taken me a few days of R-ing […]

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The maddening crowds

Well, I finally did it. After several days of fiddling with my mobile phone antenna because it was playing up giving me a weak signal… well, today I actually snapped it off completely. D’oh! The weak signal turned into a non-existent signal. Time to go phone shopping I think. Last night we rolled up to […]

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Wow

To my utter surprise, the plumber guy came. Turned out it was the non-cut-price guy my landlady talked to last year at one stage, then rejected because he sounded (to her) too expensive. Will she heed his advice to replace the shower? We’ll see. This morning I got my new drivers licence. The woman at […]

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Quick bits

After the fiasco of the amazing disappearing plumber on Saturday, I’m told a replacement plumber will be here at 11am tomorrow morning. Uh huh. Watch for updates on this one! Iris spent most of the weekend packing up all her stuff. Alas, she is leaving at the end of the month – heading back to […]

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Stinker of a day

A very hot day with a strengthening northerly wind. A cooler gusty southwest change in the evening with raised dust and thundery showers to follow. Min 19 Max 43 – Bureau of Meteorology forecast for Sunday They predicted that Sunday would be a stinker of a day – no less than 43 degrees in the […]

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Did he come?

My landlady had claimed the plumber would be around at 2pm today to look at the problem with the shower leaking slightly into the next room. My landlady doesn’t have a great record with any kind of tradesman. While they seem to mostly know what they’re talking about when they turn up, most of them […]

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The first week

Well I’ve had a busy first week of the year. I was sick as a dog on New Years Eve and didn’t go out anywhere. So we spent the evening watching videos, then later I found myself tossing and turning in bed wondering if I would get hot enough to steam the sheets with my […]