Sunday, March 17, 2013

SO I was asked to go to Goulburn

After work. After being awake since 3am.. zzz. I made to to sutton's forrest and had to sleep/doze, and buy coffee. I made it to Goulburn just before the train. I was there to collect David and send a few short hours with him. (read that as drive him home, sleep 3 hrs and return)

So waiting for 9l90 to arrive so I can go home
I wandered the station

Finally the train arrived, I had timed it so I was on the top of the overbridge. The driver has the headlight blazing so my iphone was not happy. I had not stopped in at home so I only had my phone as a camera. But you know what they say the best camera is the one with you.

9L90 arrives Goulburn Station
9L90 arrives at the station

9L90 at Goulburn
safely in Goulburn

David had to take the train to the roundhouse so I was getting frazzled from the lack of sleep and the past few weeks... Hmmm... I got lost but that was just another item to add to my list.
The soldiers club had a dance social

Finally we got home around 2230, and it was all too much for the day. I had a flameout. Bed was not soon enough and alarm was too soon. 0330am and I was awake and showered with David not far behind.
 We stopped at sutton's forrest for fuel and Maccas.
Um... ok
Arriving at the Goulburn Heritage centre around 2 hours before dawn, it was far too dark to see any thing. The round house did not have its lights on so shooting a black loco in the dark was near impossible.
the iPhone can only do so much
I left David to await his arrival at the station. Lots of people and heaps of foamers, rude foamers. I met a nice guy who suggested a better spot down the road.
After taking a few shots at the station I headed to the new spot. 

3016 at Goulburn station #train
9s91 at Goulburn

Headed for home & made it to south Goulburn when my appalling diet caught up with me to I stopped at Maccas for the facilities. David rang and requested I go to Tarago, as the weather was lovely. (It was) So I turned around and headed to Tarago. Thank you Tom Tom. 

Tarago Station

Anyone Want a little SM's Cottage? Looks Great!
Tarago was 12C but I was shivering. Being tired and barely dressed (T-shirt and jeans plus a very light cardi/hoodie) I couldn't feel my fingers after a short time. I headed home as soon as David's train left for Canberra. 
I did stop at the Loaded Dog for a photo. 

The rest of the day I have been cold and exhausted. I couldn't get warm and my nap was broken. I have night shift so an early night is out of the question.

I tossed out rubbish, vacuumed the tiny patch of carpet that I cleared, cleared David's old desk of papers and stacked them. I now have a place for the Piano and a writing desk. SO Whilst distracted by a 2 hour top gear episode, I arranged my pretty bottles and tossed the boxes. Well.. I will toss them...
Night all.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Headless chook

SO I bailed on seeing David for three days because the house is out of control. Well it as always been out of control but I can't manage to keep on top of the little that gets done. PLUS the NAB online people are irritating and I need to talk to some one so that means staying here for three days alone.
It also means I do 1/10th of the lawn per day. I discovered that I had a clothes line... Hmm Dunno how long that has been there but yay? I think.

The front was mowed over two days and 1/20th of the back was done around the clothes line and a walkway in the grass from the side door to the back. Its like Kakoda out there. I need to pay for a guy with a slasher to do it in 5 minutes.

I also need a fence guy. Shane did the worse part but isn't really interested in doing the rest of the side and None of the back so I still can't get a dog.
SO I lock the house up at night, mostly due to paranoia and possums making a racket. Last night the amp turned itself on and scared the crap out of me. Pretty random thing for it to do.

I have been writing more letters to random strangers and I have made a few new friends. Shame they all live overseas....Sigh..

The NAB online team have been driving me crazy, making calls and mot talking so they can say they called.. they email but don't email so, fed up, I drove 9km out of my way to the nearest branch (They closed the Picton Branch) to get something sorted out. The branch manager read through all the stuff and gave me a list of things to bring back. Why the online people could not have told me this in the first place I don't know. Evil people. SO today I head back and go via the ANZ to get a missing statement for a credit card. THey wouldn't do it. They expect me to order it, pay a fee and then return in 3 days time for a statement I need today. AAARGHH. THe teller printed me a transaction record so I took that to the manager at NAB. The lady spent an hours attempting to sort this crap out. Next time I go into the branch and do a loan in person. THis on line stuff is just not working for NAB. I know Westpac can do it successfully but a loan shouldn't take over a week to get approval. I just wanna get rid of my C/C. Geez. How hard is this? I am ropable. Shame NAB is the best of a bad lot. UGH. Maybe I should have applied with Bendigo bank, at least they have a Picton branch

SO today is mostly a waste, I am now sitting waiting for a call. :-( I should mow another 1/10th.

My other issue is my hair. Its dry and birdsnesty. I have tried everything.. cutting it is certainly on the cards.


I found the diaries from the past few years. :-) Heehee This year I am using month diaries so have managed to lose January.. but It should turn up. Have also filled a bin with running and camera magazines so far.. So each small step forwards to an empty house. Need to collect all the clothes that are not xxl and not for work and give them to st vinnies..I may need a semi trailer.... Books too.

Anyone who wants to come and raid my house of stuff LMK and we can arrange something. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

I got a talking to

for giggling on the phone. Geez. #fixingthetrains

crush the employee at all opportunity.

I was having a great two days. Of course it was shot down within a minute of walking into work. Shame. The manager was quite pleasant and had some other great tips, he was being helpful and I took what he said on board but the one things stated above has made me teary as it is who I am. its a tick I don't know I do. Some people swear, some say um...etc..

Saw D today for an hour, we has a pleasant lunch.

Wednesday has me on a late train to work and I met a Vietnam vet. A most pleasant trip into town and aside from seeing David, it was sad it had to end. He was so interesting!! HE even escorted me from the train and made sure David was who he was supposed to be before leaving us. Manners and chivalry, how I miss them.
Thursday I had to double back but I had some happy news. David had passed and has been one of a few is any to do it in 4 trips. YAY I am so happy for him. :-) Now he has to learn Junee to Melbourne but thats a new challenge and I am sure he will thrive.

Ken received a journal that I had arranged for him a little while ago and had forgotten about as I thought the order was cancelled but it seems I cancelled part of the order. The customer service via the web site on was terrible but the twitter people were great, go via them.

Journal I bought Kev

I had purchased this.. which is much more masculine than my teal blue one. I am jealous of it as it looks awesome. But I am sometime into my journal so I can't start a new one..

My Journal

He will think I am insane as I has in the meantime ordered a small thing off  but thats too bad, I like to get my friends things. BUT I am fair...Ben got a Leuchtturm journal from and a Rhodia pad from my private collection. Tim got a pen made from a bullet
from a kick starter project I supported. I did ask for an orange wood and they delivered. 

Poor Druey is the only one left out... But I did get him a pen earlier in the year...

WHy? Because I am sad and I want to make others smile. 
NExt, more letters and a used pen for Azizah... She needs one that I know works.. I only need to choose a colour. 

Now to bed and hopefully unconsciousness. BAck at work tomorrow for day 19 of 19.

Monday, March 4, 2013

SO I gave up the fight

People who follow me on IG and twitter know I have had an ongoing arguement with a seller who refused to send a fully paid for Namiki Elabo. It was red resin so thats why I wanted this particular one.

They allege that extra fine is too fine for me and they will not send it to me. OK WTF?? They think they can judge my writing??? Who are these people. ?? Avoid this seller at all costs. They probably don"t even have any stock

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Made the bed.. but the old sheets only made it to the front of the washer. Ugh. I wanna toss everthing in this house out and start again (Cameras excepted) I feel overwhelmed by everything.
Good thing, the farm may be up for sale.. Bad thing, I need to buy a house to replace it. I can't even buy milk some weeks.
Can I hide in my hole??

Sent a friend a present. It made me feel better. He should get it wednesday.

I promised to blog

But living in a cloud of doom constantly means I really don't want to bring others down by bleating about it. The very day that David left for Junee, my new (aka October bought) has developed a stripe down the screen. Bloody Sony crap. Second laptop to annoy me in less than a year.

I have grabbed 30 mins- 1 hour every time David is in Sydney but we only had time for lunch once. Which brings another issue. With no one to worry about feeding or getting fed, I just don't bother. I know I am fat, but I really rarely eat unless someone will go with me, so that means I don't eat. I have made it a point to have a steak at work once a week at least. That comes with a few leaves and a tomato.
I have no time for my pets and they are now suffering so I need to down size. Its not fair on them. They all need a clean cage at least. :-( SO to concentrate on the positives.....hmmmm

This police Car was brought to you by Jeep @orangetim
Saw this cool Cop car on the way to Mardi Gras.. He was, not me. I was on the way to work.

Capitol square hotel has $10 meals
We discovered that the Capitol Hotel has $10 lunches. Close to my work and David's hotel.

Sydney can throw up some colour on occasion.

My kickstarter shirt have arrived !! #kickstarter from good question ink
A kickstarter order arrived but alas missing a piece. Still the guy has talked to my about the error. SO that's a positive.

Other than that, I volunteer for work and so my house is a pig style, the grass is longer than most kids are tall. I seem to have given up on a lot of things. Anyone want a snake or lizard?