Another week if really inclement weather. A series of cold fronts rushed through bringing the cold straight from the great southern ocean. We had a couple of blackouts.
Here is a view of one front passing through from the floor I work on.
After the last . . . → Read More: Inclement Weather
Our second big blackout of the winter and the first overnight one.
Another set of fierce cold fronts moved through with more dire warnings from the BOM of damaging winds.
Kirsten was the first to know of this blackout. One of the dancers was from Monbulk College and said . . . → Read More: Blackout take 2
Kirsten, Krysta and Teresa came back on the XPT. I drove to Broadmeadows Station and caught the train into the city. Surprisingly this only took an extra 40 minutes.
I immediately felt at home. The diversity of peoples on the train was refreshing. Though the train was a bit over crowded.
. . . → Read More: Return to Broadmeadows station
The girls traveled up to Sydney on the XPT. We spent the night before double checking the details. Kirsten had been told that there was regional rail track works and the trip from Southern Cross to Broadmeadows would be by bus and therefore we had to be at southern cross 40 minutes earlier . . . → Read More: Broadmeadows station
The bad weather started on Monday. It was late July before the first proper winter storm hit. It continued into Tuesday.
I had taken the day off. Kirsten had to go to the Supreme Court. Krysta had a dance exam.
In the morning Kirsten headed out in the car . . . → Read More: A day of near disasters and much frustration
One advantage of the girls going to singing lessons is that get a short recording session in the studio where they learn.
I didn’t end up having a party for my 50th mostly because I was in the middle of moving from Marrickville to Kalorama and it was just too hard.
We talked then of having a party when I was 51 and Kirsten 49 as it would be a be century. But . . . → Read More: 50th birthdays and House Warming
The getting of the skip has been quite a saga. It starts back when Holly and her family went to New Zealand at short notice. Her husband showed up with a trailer load of hard garbage. Rather than leave it at our place, they took it to the shed.
Of course, . . . → Read More: The getting of the skip.
Teresa was quite excited to be having a fifth birthday. Even though she gets presents all the time, the best part of having a birthday is the presents she gets.
The day of her actual birthday was the day that I normally have late meetings. So I did not get home . . . → Read More: Teresa’s fifth birthday
After finally putting the new tyres on Kirsten’s (my old Giant) bike and to remove the rear mudguard as the tyre were bigger, we rode down the only bike track in Monbulk into town for a Mother’s Day lunch.
One advantage of having the girls is that we can ride on . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day