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Feb 21, 2015 - Edgeroi

Hello everyone, No news really. I will be leaving here tomorrow (Sunday) probably at about 3-4pm and heading for Armidale. I don't know if the roads are going to be open between there and Coffs Harbour though, due to the cyclone. I was hoping to get as far as Wollomombi but due to my late departure from here I don't think I will. Not a big deal though, as long as I get to Port Macquarie by the 26th, after getting the fridge fixed in Coffs Harbour, all will be ok. I have been meaning to tell you for weeks now that the most beautiful place I...

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Feb 17, 2015 - Edgeroi

Hello all, Not much to report, except, the bad news that the sparky this morning found that the switching power supply to the fridge is ok and there is 12 volts at the fridge so the problem is in the fridge. The good news is I have to take the van to Coffs Harbour to get it repaired. After Googling and calling for an hour I finally found a guy in Coffs Harbour who will fix it as soon as I get there! Yeehaaa! The second piece of good news in a week! My luck must be changing! Dare I hope! So I will be leaving Saturday and going to Armidale to...

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Feb 16, 2015 - Edgeroi

Hello all, Well the good news is that the problem with the fridge is electrical - specifically 12-volt - not refrigeration. I am taking the van into Narrabri tomorrow to an auto electrician so it should be easy to fix. I plugged the van into 240 volt and turned the fridge to 240-volt and it worked, so the problem is with the switching power supply to the fridge. The house sit in Grafton has been cancelled but I have lined up another one in Port Macquarie for four weeks that starts on the 27th so I will be there on the 26th. Jenni and Darrel...

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Feb 11, 2015 - Edgeroi

Hello All, Today I was invited to a meeting of the Narrabri Garden Society by a lady who was introduced to me by Jenni (owner of this property). What a lovely day! There were about 25 ladies there, we had morning tea and they asked me to give a talk on house sitting. The hostess also provided a table on which to display my jewellery and several ladies bought something! I took a photo of the President and three of the ladies. After that I drove out to the Sawn Rocks in the Mt. Kaputar National Park, took lots of photos and videos as you can...

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Feb 9, 2015 - Edgeroi

Hello everyone, It has just occurred to me that when the girl asked me what was half of $66.50 I could have said anything and she would have accepted it as she obviously didn't have a clue, but I said $33.25. Damn!! Well, took the car to Namoi Diesel this morning, Terry picked me up and we went off on his mail round again. Terrific! Again! A lot of deliveries to the same places but some new ones too. One of the things I forgot to mention last week was that a lot of properties have levy banks built around the homesteads, machinery sheds and...

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Feb 5, 2015 - Edgeroi

Hello all, Well it's been a few days since I updated the blog as not much has happened! However... Saturday I attended the Narrabri markets and had a small stall that cost $22. I sold $31 worth of stuff, not very good, considering it probably cost $6 in fuel to get there. But the guy in the stall next door said it was a very dead market and explained that in this part of NSW they get an extra week's school holidays so a lot of people would not be back from holidays yet and also he reckons people have maxed out their credit cards over...

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Jan 30, 2015 - Edgeroi

Hello all, Not much to report. Today I visited the Australia Telescope Compact Array just out of Narrabri, really interesting, but the audio-visual show was so old, I couldn't believe it. You could tell from the condition of the film, the types of computers in it (with magnetic tape!) and the haircuts of the people in it that it was 60's or 70's vintage. They also had a computer screen showing, I presume, what the telescopes were doing, but there was nothing to explain the displays, and as I'm not an astronomer, it was all Greek to me. It...

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Jan 23, 2015 - Edgeroi

Hello all, Well I am now in residence at a farm at Edgeroi, 20k north of Narrabri. A beautiful place! It is an agricultural farm and the owner told me he grows wheat, barley and canola. All the harvesting has been done so they have gone to Jervis Bay for a 4-week holiday with family. Lovely people. There is a dog here, she is a jack russel/kelpie cross and quite adorable, and about 4 months old. My duties include watering the lawns, feeding and walking the dog and that's about it. Of course it is lovely and quiet here, plenty of bird life...

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