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Post Info TOPIC: OCTOBER 2019 UPDATE


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OCTOBER 2019 UPDATE


Welcome and G'day. I see you have tuned in to check out my goings on for October, so sit back and read away. This month is a very short update so read on and you will find out why.

To start with I will do the weather report but I am still waiting on the map behind me and gizmo in the hand to arrive. They were ordered a couple of months ago but I think they might be lost in the playground somewhere.

The start of October in down town Young NSW we saw -3c 12c overnight and high teens to high 20's during the day, with a few low 30's even, to let us know summer is on its way. Wind came in here and there throughout the month and varied in direction and strength but nothing too serious. Worst part was, none to very little rain yet again. Things a very dry everywhere you look. Smoke is also around due to fires north of us.

The start of October also saw me set up for a stay on the farm and getting ready to do some house sitting while Garry and Roxanne head of on the ocean waves for a while.

Daylight Saving Started 6/10/19 so daylight will be a little longer for those happy hours at the end of the day.

Not a lot was done during October. You might remember I was waiting to get results of tests etc for the severe pain I have had and see the GP here in down town Young, well, I did and things are not and will not be good for some time. I won't go into detail and bore you with the gory details but to cut a long story short I have been told not to travel for possibly up to six months and get the medical treatment needed. Years of my career and travelling in the playground have caught up with me. Bugga!

So, with that all said, this will be my last monthly update for a while but I will still be around. You cant get rid of me that easily sorry. I more than likely will send a short update by email now and then to friends and family to keep them up to date so if you also want that let me know and I can put you on the list.

I did catch up with good friends Brian and Cheryl as they moved further south and called into Young to say hi. A good chat around a cuppa was had and time went very quickly. I saw Brian and Cheryl twice while I was in Townsville, once as they moved through heading north and one as they came back while heading south. This often happens out in the playground as we are all doing the same thing really.

Me being me couldn't wait for the pain to improve so in my now not very good wisdom decided the other day to head off on a 60km journey a little north of Young to Cowra, no real reason I chose there just that it wasn't all that far and I wanted to see how the Collie was going after a major service that included the timing belt change etc but I had to stop halfway for a rest and stretch then when I got there did a couple of things then headed back to Young, again, having to stop halfway. When I arrived back at the aluminium tent I was in heaps of pain and had to rest up a little. That helped thank goodness. So, I am still a long way off driving any distance. I have set a challenge of late December to make a move south back to Glenrowan and have told the GP and Physio I will take two days to do a 4-hour trip. They have agreed for now.

Luckily, I can still drive the 7km into town when I need and to appointments so that's good. I also want and need to be here until early December anyway for house sitting duties that I cope with quite well.

So, that all said and done and dusted I wish you all well and have a great Christmas and start to 2020. I might pop in between now and then to say hi but time will tell, no use wasting your time reading nothing.

Like Arnie said, "I'll be back". Due to no travelling around there are no pics so have selected a few from my previous travels.

Keep Safe on the roads and out there. 

DOUG

 

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-- Edited by Dougwe on Friday 1st of November 2019 11:50:06 AM

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Sorry to hear of your medical problems Doug.  thumbsdown.gif

 

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Hope you get the health sorted Doug. Let me know when you get to Glenrowan and I will drive down from Albury/Wodonga and say hello.



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Get well then Doug. Not much fun stuck in a caravanpark. Even if it is a good one.

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Let's hope the transition between being unable to drive long distances and being able to go whenever and wherever

is short. We're sending signals by smoke to the big chief so that you'll be travelling soon. 

As yet we haven't met up yet, but we follow your adventures all the time. So one day we'll meet up, but until then you will be missed  

by us.

 



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Doug,

Sorry you are having such a hard time. Wish you all the best and hope you improve quickly.

Regards Lynda & Paul

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Would love to be kept in the loop Dougwe.
Know you'll do what needs to be done to get you back on the road.


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Sorry to hear you have been grounded Doug. Hope things get sorted and you are back travelling the highways and byways soon. Please add me to your "mailing list".

Cheers

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sorry to hear about your medical problems, hopefully they are not too serious and can be fixed with proper rest and relaxation
Ken

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All the best Doug.

Hope your recovery is speedy and complete. It wont be the same without your updates.

I look forward to your On The Road Again return!

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All the best from me too Dougwe. Take care.

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HI Dougwe,

Hopefully your health will improve, wishing you all the best.

Cheers AL

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Another good read Doug, so thanks for that

Sorry to hear of your health problems, but as others have already said, get well soon

You can certainly put me on your update email list Doug, all things being equal, we shall catch up with you around February 2020

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Hi Doug, Take care mate.

Joe.



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All the best Doug and here's hoping your health improves soon.


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We would love to be on your email update list Doug.

 

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Thankyou everyone for the kind words and PM's I really appreciate it.

I will make contact with those that want me to email anything when I do any emails for the Addy.

A quick update though, After many moons of pain I think after Physio treatment etc I feel I might have, not quite turned a corner but maybe gone around a bend in a very long road as Pain has eased very slightly. I have taken myself off one pain killer to see how that goes. The other one still has some work to do I think.

I am hoping to leave Young NSW mid December and head further south into VIC if the Physio and GP gives me the go ahead for a slow trip down.



Keep Safe on the roads and out there.

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Glad to hear your latest news Dougwe. Hope things keep improving for you. We would love to be included in your updates as we find them very interesting. Good luck.
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All the best Doug, we might be over NSW/Vic next year would like to catch up when we do. ....Cheers Bob

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Good news Doug. Again let me know when you arrive in Vic. I will drive down and we can have another lunch and a chat.

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Glad there is some improvement Dougwe, I hope it continues. Please keep me in the loop. If you ever need to be in the big smoke for treatment we live on the outskirts of Sydney, happy to supply a powered site Margaret and Ron

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Good news Doug and here's hoping things keep getting better. Constant pain can really wear you down so fingers crossed you're on the road to recovery. Just remember to take it easy!

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Keep up the random posts when you get a chance. Hope the Medicine Man can dance up a bit of better health for you - Take care and don't get the feathers singed.

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Thanks again everyone for the kind words, I do really appreciate it.

A few of you have given me an idea though. Instead of emails I might just do the odd (Yeah I know, I'm odd. Beat ya all!)
'Claytons Update'. You know, the update you get when you don't get an update.

A very quick 'Claytons Update' to kick it off. The pain still seems to be very slowly improving but did do another drive the other day and had to stop halfway both ways, so still some time to go yet. Physio is helping heaps though.




Keep Safe on the roads and out there.

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TUG.......2014 Holden LT Colorado Twin Cab Ute with Canopy

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Just belatedly catching up Doug. Have recently experienced some unwanted issues on the health front, so know very well how such things can impact upon a travelling lifestyle. I wish you all the best & hope you manage to find a way through it which allows yo to keep doing what you love.

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