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I had planned to have my club lunch catch up with my brother yesterday but we had to cancel as his female housemate is being tested for Covid. Not good news. This is the second time she has given the household a scare. Hoping the result is same as the first one.

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Hi Cupie

Great info and thanks for sharing. It is certainly a complex proposition and I strongly believe the lifestyle can be fabulous yet that needs to be weighed up against the costs and expenses as you found out. I have heard some people make the comment that it wont matter as that will be their last home so it wont be there problem to sort out however the reality is that unexpected health circumstances can happen that force a decision people may not have otherwise made as was the case for my parents and then the sorting will become their problem. 

Take away message...absolutely do your research and make an informed decision smile


 Co-incidence or what?  I see that this is the subject of a "Special edition' of the GN Times.



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Hi Cupie

Great info and thanks for sharing. It is certainly a complex proposition and I strongly believe the lifestyle can be fabulous yet that needs to be weighed up against the costs and expenses as you found out. I have heard some people make the comment that it wont matter as that will be their last home so it wont be there problem to sort out however the reality is that unexpected health circumstances can happen that force a decision people may not have otherwise made as was the case for my parents and then the sorting will become their problem. 

Take away message...absolutely do your research and make an informed decision smile


 Co-incidence or what?  I see that this is the subject of a "Special edition' of the GN Times.


 Its an absolute minefield.  And one i do not want to think about Just now. 



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Been doing some xmas and birthday shopping on the web. Pretty happy with my selections. Who would have ever thought not so many years ago,  we would not need to go to a shop to spend our money. Dolls house, frozen hair head, fly wheels, lego, neon stones, gem book, clothes, hooded blanket. Gee, i had a good time and had corned beef n salad sanwiches for lunch and cake n coffee for afternoon tea In my caravan. Life is good.



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What did I do to day? Nothing. It rained all day so I couldn't even go for a walk.

Rocket I am so glad you had a good day. I just want to get out there.

I think I'm allowed to go over to Batemans Bay, but I have to wait and make sure daughter and son in law come home safely. They had to go to Melbourne for him to have an op. I compared Melbourne to Mordor and the kids like Frodo and Samwise. lol. Bit scary.   

Then I hear that there has been a landslide on Pooh's corner blocking the highway so no Batemans bay. 

And.. as its 12:12am it is my daughter's 40th Birthday and she's stuck in a hotel in Mordor all by herself and himself in hospital. She can't see anyone or do anything because shes in quarantine.    And I'm whinging? 

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So far today I made a cuppa and captured sunrise.

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Had a cup of coffee, did the edges and mowed the front lawn, having another coffee while I wait like a expectant father for the phone call to came and get our caravan from the service guy.

Yes, Rocket, spent some more money with Jacks Caravan Repairs.

Ps, not a good photo but I thing you will get the idea, we don't have much lawn, 4 runs with the electric one.

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I finally got around to sharpening all the knives finishing off with a translucent Arkansas sharpening stone.

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The work is never done with a 40 year old home!

We (that's me) need to replace an original toilet suite in the guest/family bathroom.

Off to Reece to get one that fits (tap position is an issue) on the Son's trade account.  Can't believe how cheap they are & full porcelain too.

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I thought that I'd remove the old unit while I await delivery & the Son to do the install. 

I will probably get impatient & install it myself.  Can't be too hard.  What could go wrong?

 

Oops .. I decided to remove a section of very old paisley pattern wallpaper behind the old cistern. 

 

 

Buggar, I thought that the wall was fibro & so I soaked it well with hot water & set to with vigour, too much as it turned out because the sheeting was plaster board. 

Another job when the wall dries .. patching the scrape through the brown paper surface of the plaster board. 

I suppose that I could just leave it there behind the new cistern ... but the Son &  the director SWMBO, would give me heaps.  Son won't know after I paint the wall, if he ever turns up.

Oh well, what can I stuff up tomorrow.

 

LOL  Nothing, 'cause we are off to the Goldie to have lunch at Northclife Lifesavers with old friends

 

Time now to pick some beans & peas for dinner and sit down to my daily limit of two measured glasses of red.

 

ps.  Just sliced up a full prime Rib Fillet to freeze for the next van trip.   ($17/kg at Drakes at the moment & good steak too)



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The work is never done with a 40 year old home!

We (that's me) need to replace an original toilet suite in the guest/family bathroom.

Off to Reece to get one that fits (tap position is an issue) on the Son's trade account.  Can't believe how cheap they are & full porcelain too.

Then ..

I thought that I'd remove the old unit while I await delivery & the Son to do the install. 

I will probably get impatient & install it myself.  Can't be too hard.  What could go wrong?

 

Oops .. I decided to remove a section of very old paisley pattern wallpaper behind the old cistern. 

 

 

Buggar, I thought that the wall was fibro & so I soaked it well with hot water & set to with vigour, too much as it turned out because the sheeting was plaster board. 

Another job when the wall dries .. patching the scrape through the brown paper surface of the plaster board. 

I suppose that I could just leave it there behind the new cistern ... but the Son &  the director SWMBO, would give me heaps.  Son won't know after I paint the wall, if he ever turns up.

Oh well, what can I stuff up tomorrow.

 

LOL  Nothing, 'cause we are off to the Goldie to have lunch at Northclife Lifesavers with old friends

 

Time now to pick some beans & peas for dinner and sit down to my daily limit of two measured glasses of red.

 

ps.  Just sliced up a full prime Rib Fillet to freeze for the next van trip.   ($17/kg at Drakes at the moment & good steak too)


 Livin the life. 



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Hi Rocket.

If I write on here, this will disturb my peace out Central Queensland.

We are all good, having the day off.



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Watching it snow in my back yard. Glad I'm inside in the warm though. Not all that pretty, mixed with rain.

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Watching it snow in my back yard. Glad I'm inside in the warm though. Not all that pretty, mixed with rain.


 What?  Not Pretty.

At almost 80 years of age, I have never witnessed snow falling.

We once took the kids to the Au Alps & played in the snow and built a snowman.

I took lots of photos with my 35mm camera only to find out later that I hadn't loaded any film.

When in USA and on a previous trip to NZ  we saw some snow on the distant peaks but that was about it. The idiot proof Digital camera worked on those occasions.

 

Slush or not, I envy you ... just a little bit.



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Well it was melting well before it hit the ground. So no coverage. It was a mixture of a few bits of this white stuff floating down and pelting almost horizontal rain. and Freezing cold.

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Well, with spring just around the corner, I thought I might fiddle in the garden a bit.

So for something different, we got the honeycomb up and bees attached!

 

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Lets get this thread up n cracka lacking. Been quiet for awhile. Well we had a quiet time with the brisbane lock down last weekend. Just chillin. Making some homemade muesli bars. Yum. Had a new year get together here, everyone onsite was invited. had karioke. Best and happiest night in years. A few drinks, a few laughs, good company. Life is good.



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sorry, same as above. 


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We are staying safe at home for a few more weeks hopefully we can go out enjoy the countryside.

While at home for last 2 weeks been sorting and scanning our paper photographs, what a nightmare.

My first paper photographs are from about 1920 then my own started in 1965 mostly black and white  at first then slides.

Lots and lots of great memories now becoming digitalised our computers, tripple saved.



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We are staying safe at home for a few more weeks hopefully we can go out enjoy the countryside.

While at home for last 2 weeks been sorting and scanning our paper photographs, what a nightmare.

My first paper photographs are from about 1920 then my own started in 1965 mostly black and white  at first then slides.

Lots and lots of great memories now becoming digitalised our computers, tripple saved.


 Ho radar, good job. I did this 6 years ago and now regretting it. Then i had a computer n could see photos anytime but since then i have bought an ipad n hard drive does not work on it..have not seen photos for many years. Shame. Rocket



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I not going to get in an argument but I find myself android or Microsoft systems work better overall specially with cameras. i do have a I phone and when i add those photos to my system its not always good.

I can get I phone to my My windows but unable to get photos back to I phone which annoys me a bit, I try not to use I phone camera.



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I not going to get in an argument but I find myself android or Microsoft systems work better overall specially with cameras. i do have a I phone and when i add those photos to my system its not always good.

I can get I phone to my My windows but unable to get photos back to I phone which annoys me a bit, I try not to use I phone camera.


 I find getting photos ... especially those that save as videos (what do Apple all them 'ive' or something) and actual videos ... to copy to my PC a real PITA.  iTunes is a joke so I just try to copy them manually one at a time.  Copying whole folders doesn't work too well.  Much easier from my camera.

 

ps.  What did I do today  ...  Monday is house cleaning day for me while SWMBO does the ironing.

After that I sat down to watch a bit of cricket but the rain intervened so I read a book. The latest by Peter Cosgrove.



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Radar, did you work 30 hour days?, what system and hardware do you use please?

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Radar, did you work 30 hour days?, what system and hardware do you use please?


 Sorry, I did not grow up in your world, mine only has 24 hour days.

It probably took 6 weeks of mucking about to do the slides back in April, June packed that away 1965 to 1982 away, approx 40 boxes of 38 slide boxes plus 600 slides of a working holiday overseas. Really got stuck in to it.

900 files x 3 photos, I started scanning back  mid December and still got some to go. Some days about 10 hours, short ones, longer ones and it stops me from drinking which is good.

Its interesting I was talking with my wiz bang son overseas tonight and I was saying that I am just a little disappointed with some of the reproduction, guess what I should of thrown the 2005 model scanner in the bin and brought a new one as they have much higher dots per inch, bugger.

And there is more, I did get rid of a lot.

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Bigger files, slower time, so maybe originals were not so flash?

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Bigger files, slower time, so maybe originals were not so flash?


 My old 2005 Canon scanner only works with my 2003 Xp system unfortunately.

I then transfer them by usb to my lastest 2000 windows 10 laptop to name and date.

2000 and counting photos I am going to keep, no ifs or butts, there staying.

I probably still have a 1000 photos in albums, our wedding, 3 big trip ones etc.

I might just out and buy a new scanner.

My laptop doing a back up at the moment, I will stick up a couple of family snaps which look ok at post card size but when stretched to my 15 inch laptop they look a bit ordinary.

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And refill that wine glass with water?

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Well ,here in little ole NZ the sun`s shining and that means keeping up with the gardening ,wifey still works full time and so on me own, free to bugger up whatever i care too !!
Spent an hour on the bloody phone with my cell provider about lack of reception in our house ,same ole crap answer ,maybe a tree has grown in the way sir (politely told them to find it and chop the bugger down then as the repeater tower`s only 1.5 km away .Currently have to put the phone in a car cradle suckered at the very top of a window,and put the phone on speaker . Picked last of beans ,now going to seed ,and finally heard from our local Jayco dealer that our next new c/vn will now likely b May before delivery .
Now the important bit , i was fully alive and kicking to all the above .biggrin



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And refill that wine glass with water?


 After breakfast did the edges, mow the small amount grass we have, about 1 hour in total. Looks neat. It is a beautiful day here in Brisbane.

Back to my scanning, today I been playing around the scanner program settings before I go out and buy a new updated scanner. Our 2005 Canon flatbed scanner allows me to do multicrop 3 photos at a time but I now realize it is doing that at 300 dpi hence not good enlargements. So yesterday I played around a bit, the highest my old system allows me to single scan a photo is 1200 dpi. At  that setting takes about 1hour to do 40 or so scans but they are better which maybe worth the extra time and effect to do. the photos have gone from kilobytes to megabytes, 2.1 MBs is common.

So my plan now now is go though my family photos and redo any I think is special.

I think I will of earnt a glass of white tonight, my poor truckdrivers brain is struggling.

Craig do you have a modern scanner? 



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Radar, only a Canon Printer Scanner TS6160, about 18 months old and sounds like similar speed to yours, 1200 dpi can be counter productive I reckon, but only you can decide each time. No good for slides or negatives either. I have half looked at the Epson range but I reckon a minimum of V700 at $950 is a big chew . Have lots of 1920 and 30's b & w negatives from my Dad.

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Well ,here in little ole NZ the sun`s shining and that means keeping up with the gardening ,wifey still works full time and so on me own, free to bugger up whatever i care too !!
Spent an hour on the bloody phone with my cell provider about lack of reception in our house ,same ole crap answer ,maybe a tree has grown in the way sir (politely told them to find it and chop the bugger down then as the repeater tower`s only 1.5 km away .Currently have to put the phone in a car cradle suckered at the very top of a window,and put the phone on speaker . Picked last of beans ,now going to seed ,and finally heard from our local Jayco dealer that our next new c/vn will now likely b May before delivery .
Now the important bit , i was fully alive and kicking to all the above .biggrin


 Interesting day,, so New Zealand know better in areas with mobil reception, we live near one of those very private schools that has turned out judges,  barristers, parliamentary people and a lot of very influential parents, the reception here is very questionable and it will not matter which provider you have.

Our tomatoes have been hit by bugs, pulled them out, it is not a good time to grow veggies here in Brisbane but the grass grows well.

Make the most of your free time because once your lady retires it a different ball game. Enjoy.



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