Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


SO my photos from yesterday have finally uploaded... here are the rest of the beaching of the Challenge yesterday
Trawler Beached at South Cronulla

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Trawler Beached at South Cronulla

Trawler Beached at South Cronulla

Trawler Beached at South Cronulla
Today, I sit on standby whilst my husband struggles with packing of stuff. I should be there to help him, not sitting on my arse here on level 3.
I have been using my diary more than bloggin and my friends are starting to complain, but why blog about things that are depressing? Better to stay quiet and just write.
Ben has found an interest in pens, Drue is a natural fountain pen user, his writing is neat and legible, and he is a leftie so anyone who says that they want to use a fountain pen but can't because they are a leftie just are not trying or don't want to and are making excuses. 
David as spend a week at Junee, and managed to get 6 days off close to my 6 days off. My 6 days were broken by 2 days overtime and I was made to feel unreasonable when I refused the thrid day.  GRR. I have to try to see David in his short time here.
Today he is packing his computer and then going to try to see the coalie from Tahmoor heading to Port Kembla with three TT100s on it. Trouble is the new ICE  system makes it impossible for me to so see my trains. IF I worked for the private mobs, I would be able to track my trains. But I can't only see them when they appear at my door step.Bloody annoying when suddenly they are out of order and I have had no warning.
The turmoil at work is unsettling but I have to wait 18mths to see if it is worth moving. KNowing my luck, I will change jobs only to be stranded at the farm alone. :-( Unacceptable situation.
David seems to be enjoying his new job, the XPT are interesting trains from a driver's point of view and he can learn another state's safe working and be qualified in two states. :-)
I am now in day 1 of 17.. its going to be a long long fortnight....

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SO a Trawler ran aground today and some trains

Rumours around the coast line was that the crew were all asleep and she ran aground at South Cronulla.. I was alerted by my friend Brian who lives at Cronulla and he suggested that I would like to go and take photos. He was right. David and I dropped everything and went to the beach.

Trawler Beached at South Cronulla

Trawler Beached at South Cronulla

Later we headed back to Macarthur Square so re-start our original for the day. Get bits & Pieces for D to return to Junee. I haven't blogged about this move but its been traumatic... Still it seems he has a challenge he is enjoying. David has a PO box so if you want to send him cards and letters LMK and I can send you the address. Virgin wouldn't accept a PO box for his sim card for the home modem, and Australia POst rarely if ever go tot he house so it was a struggle to get it changed. If you want to be paid you send the bills to where he will get them. ARRGHHH It got fixed.

The Post Office lady had forgotten to give me a parcel today, so I was annoyed at having to return. I asked her about it and the poor girl looked totally lost. She didn't remember signing for it. Tammie, the other lady on duty today and I had a laugh, when Tammie reminded her that she did indeed sign for a courier. Luckily it was all smoothed over and I got my parcel. It had some Clairefontaine exercise books like I used to have in school. (See this post Back to my Roots!)

David managed to get me something special on our anniversary on the 14th

The bouquet survived the night. #anniversary
A fabulous surprise at work. 

and I headed to Junee to collect his car and help drive back to the slide night. :-) 

Millennium @ regents park
Seen from 1st class on the XPT..

A local freight at Junee
Up Freight at Junee

4wp2 departing Junee after crew change

Saturday the 16th was a dead loss but the 17th was a great day. New friend turned up and David and I ended up having lunch with him, then Ben & Drue arrived for an afternoon of train chasing and dinner. 

Ended up at the Tahmoor Tavern and had a fabulous meal, PLUS we ran into Louise who had been an intercity guard with me back in 2000. 

7BM4 passing Tahmoor
7BM4 Heading south

3 TT100 class passing Tahmoor
Light Engines to Port Kembla. They never made it all the way today.

RIGHT More ship photos as they load in the next post!!