Who else lives with the Black Dog?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by FatBoyCrash, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    Wow Baza.
    Thats great news.
    Space and a nice region too.
    Fingers crossed all the agent shit is going well and your good for the move. Rest the CT. Its on the mend dont undo the workmate.

    I like this "5 acres with a blank slate for landscaping"
    Very well done
  2. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Just a quick view - my helicopter skills are improving LOL
    Cheers
    Baza
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  3. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    The two agents involved got it real easy !
    We basically sold this place - explaining OffGrid house design and orchard/landscaping principles etc
    Our agent is a great person but tight reigns needed
    Bev has been friends with the lady we are buying from for over thirty years - it was sitting in front of us all along
    Happy people
    Cheers
    Baza
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  4. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    Looks great Baza, flat land , couple of sheds and enough room for a Heli Pad...

    Congrats mate, well done to you and Bev..:clap
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  5. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Had a look today, really nice house and yep, plenty of shedding - needing TLC in places but basic bones are good !
    Even scored a four post car hoist - gotta be a good thing - getting too ancient for crawling under car ramps !
    Very happy - just gotta move everything from Yass to Cowra - got a lot in storage but will move that before end of the month
    C/T op repairs going well - well I haven't managed stuff the wrist so far
    Good feeling - plans happening for the new orchard and there's no rocks !!!
    Cheers
    Baza
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  6. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Good stuff Baz, nice spot Cowra and nice people, plus you can spend some time wandering around the Japanese Gardens to get a bit of landscaping inspiration- they are just incredible.
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  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Way things panned out - we should learn from our mistakes and trust in the world
    trouble is - this old planet is hurting and a big chunk of that is happening in Australia
    all over - Darling-Barka, Gunnedah, Bylong Valley, now on the 'bidgee, Lachlan is buggered by stealth and financed by government coffers
    Meanwhile, all these hill-profile fucktards are giving it to us in the face and we're letting them ! WHY ??????????
    Gunna write a book on surviving Bushfires - C-19, all while selling our house and buying another one - should be a best seller
    Cold with wet stuff falling out of sky here @ Yass
    Stay Safe
    Cheers
    Baza
  8. Bounty1

    Bounty1 Been here awhile

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    Great news Baz!
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  9. Canary

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    Hey Baz,
    Things seem to be going okay for you at the moment.
    Live it up and try not to concentrate on the crap as it will bring you back down. :nod
    Looks like a great property that you will be moving to. :-)
  10. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    Now thats a few words we all should remind ourselve about.

    Thank Canary
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  11. Canary

    Canary Long timer

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    You are welcome :-)

    Just need to try to keep doing it myself in good old Victoria and working in health care. We are now struggling to staff our COVID wards with staff either sick or furloughed thru close contacts.

    Just a thought, I wonder why terminal cleans were not completed in the aged care facilities with positive cases, moving the residents to other wings while completing it. Then keep all of the COVID positive residents in the one wing, with additional supports from nurses and medical staff to care for the residents in their own "home". Only transfer to hospital the residents that needed ICU care.

    What we have now is COVID positive aged care residents occupying hospital beds with no clear plan on how to relocate these clients back to their usual residence. The aged care clients are confused and disorientated with being in unfamiliar surroundings, and being cared for by staff that are not aged care workers, and who they are not familiar with. We have a reduced capacity for clients that have other medical emergencies now as our hospitals seem to have turned into pseudo aged care facilities. Some families are also not wanting these clients to return to the aged care facility even if recovered from COVID.

    Fire away if you can explain :hide
  12. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Canary, you are on the money, we need people with commonsense making these decisions but that's certainly not the case !
    You could be forgiven if you believe in the theory that it is all orchestrated for population reduction !
    All I understand is that we have a lot of brilliant health workers and first responders who are burning out with this scenario,
    Most of the government are displaying little compassion towards those who are in the firing line, the lowest paid workers are the ones suffering financially,
    Corruption and greed are killing many areas of Australia - I'll stop now because if I don't, I'll only be wasting my energies on something that does me no benefit.
    Anyway, I have truck & trailer to finish loading - for a wet looking drive to Cowra today
    Stay Safe People
    Cheers
    Baza
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  13. JohnG.

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    Looks good Baz,
    Flat, no rocky outcrops or thorny bushes (us).
    Let the improvements begin :photog
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  14. JohnG.

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    Emphasis seems to be on keeping as many ICU beds freed up. I remember when Colleen (my late wife) was terminally bed ridden yet would get turfed out on long weekends or after a month or so.
    Finally found a small hospital with a little used palliative care room (Tumbarumba) who took her for her last days,and fortunately some agency nurses there had palliative care experience.
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    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08...d-freedom-and-friendship-on-the-road/12588112
    Female bikers find freedom and friendship on the road with Tasmanian Women Riders Network
    By April McLennan

    Posted 55mminutes ago, updated 20mminutes ago
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    Motorcycle riding is a form of therapy for Julie Penney.(ABC News: April McLennan)
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  16. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Great to see this happening - go girls go,
    some of Australia's best riding roads down there in Tassy
    Cheers
    Baza
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  17. Solera

    Solera Adventurer

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    Well here is some that supports what we all knew. Some may have seen this before but still confirmation.
    In a local Canberra broadsheet/paper or whatever they mentioned a study called "The Highway happiness" study.

    "MOTORCYCLISTS are 27 per cent happier than the average motorist. The “Highway Happiness” study uncovered therapeutic benefits of motorcycle riding, with eight in 10 (82 per cent) riders agreeing riding makes them happy, compared to only half (55 per cent) of motorists."

    So sucks to be a cage driver. Maybe that is why most are shit drivers and don't like motorcyclists.

    I tried to find the source data, but duckduckgo didn't.
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  18. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Stay strong everyone!
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  19. Ron50

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    Bugger, Dave.
    Not triggered by excessive gardening?
  20. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    All good for me ,I have come to terms with Dad's passing,other family members not so much!
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