|Home ... for a little while|
Traveling to the house every day from either of Kate's family homes in Flinders (a 2 hour drive at the best of times) wasn't really a viable option, so we decided to borrow an air mattress from a friend and camp there while we did the work.
|3.5 tonnes ... that should hold everything!|
We assembled a home just in time, because we had a guest on the way from Calgary. Karen, our musical neighbor, had come to Australia to join us for a Findlay Family Christmas, and whatever other adventures we could dream up. We were able to host her here on Woods Street, take her along to Horsham for a family gathering, visit Sue Bell's winery in South Australia, drive the Great Ocean Road, send her off to Hobart to see the finish of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, then come back for some Flinders time with the family.
Although the house is livable, there are many repairs and improvements that we have planned. Karen heads back to Canada tomorrow and then we start house upgrades in earnest. Let's see how many we can get done before the property goes on the market!
|Under the clocks at the Flinders Street Station|
- the traditional place to meet in Melbourne
|The Victoria State Library|
|Ned Kelly's armour ... with bullet dents|
|on the Yarra River|
|cruising the inner city bike paths|
|so much public artwork!|
|house(farm)-sitting for Buffy and Graham in Horsham|
|guaranteed fresh eggs for breakfast|
|she visited three Aussie states - Victoria, Tasmania and ...|
|stopped for pies for lunch - an AUS road trip staple|
|tourist at work - first marsupial sighting|
|hanging with the fam at Susan and Simon's|
|koalas cause the same reaction as|
bears in the Canadian Rockies
|meanwhile at Woods Street,|
renos in progress
|one project done!|