A Bleary Road Revisited – Weekend Rewind

Over at Life in a Pink Fibro there is a Saturday tradition building of weekend called Weekend Rewind where old blog posts are dusted off and re-read.

This week I have dusted off one I called A Bleary Road.    It was written at a time when I was reflecting much on my childhood and the things that impacted upon the person I grew to be.   One of the interesting things about re-visiting the old posts for me is the comments and in particular the number of people who commeted at the time who now no longer seem to be blogging.  Makes me realise that for many, blogging is something that happens for a reason and once that no longer exists we can move onto other things.

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Now for an update on the week.   Check out Destination 3977 and you’ll see that our block now has taps installed.  But we still don’t have finance confirmed although we do have provisional approval, and we now have to get a Town Planning permit because of an old scoop drain that used to run through the block.   We should have the loan sorted out in the next few days and the permit sometime in the next few weeks. That means that the chance of started the buiild pre-Christmas is diminshing rapidly.

Work continues to be busy, not a bad thing, with lots of documents to be written and certifiaction audits to be planned.   We should have the lease on our building finalised soon and then construction of the data centre can continue.  Looks like I have a bit of an evolving sales role occuring as well which will be a relatively new experience for me.

We may have a buyer for our current house, at least there is someone interested in having a look.  I spent the day today cleaning spouting, karchering paving and staining the front deck.   If the rain holds off again tomorrow I’ll get a second coat on.

And we put up the Christmas tree on Thursday night with the help of the 3 daughters and one of the sons.   Feels good to have it up this year after having Christmas come on us with way too much of a rush last year.

And that folks is a quick update of the week that was.  Visit Life in a Pink Fibro and check out some of the other rewind articles.

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I don’t get….kids swimming in sewage


The Herald Sun reported on 23rd January 2007 that aboriginal kids at Uluru were cooling off in the heat by swimming at the local sewage farm. Now I know that most aboriginal communities are disadvantaged so the fact that they don’t have a pool may well be another example of that disadvantage. But seriously, what parent would let their kids go for a swim in sewage? Who should take responsibility for that?

At least the Herald Sun didn’t beat it up like the Northern Territory News which stated that ” CHILDREN at a remote Aboriginal community are being forced to swim in sewage to keep cool.”

I don’t see any evidence of anyone “forcing” the kids to do it. If the parents of these kids are aware of it and know that there is a health risk then I can see plenty of evidence for irresponsibility on their behalf. I don’t get it!

I don’t get….kids swimming in sewage


The Herald Sun reported on 23rd January 2007 that aboriginal kids at Uluru were cooling off in the heat by swimming at the local sewage farm. Now I know that most aboriginal communities are disadvantaged so the fact that they don’t have a pool may well be another example of that disadvantage. But seriously, what parent would let their kids go for a swim in sewage? Who should take responsibility for that?

At least the Herald Sun didn’t beat it up like the Northern Territory News which stated that ” CHILDREN at a remote Aboriginal community are being forced to swim in sewage to keep cool.”

I don’t see any evidence of anyone “forcing” the kids to do it. If the parents of these kids are aware of it and know that there is a health risk then I can see plenty of evidence for irresponsibility on their behalf. I don’t get it!

Three Brave Ladies

Three very brave women have passed away this week in Melbourne and I couldn’t let their passing go without mentioning it.

Firstly, two days ago 91 year old Rachel WIlliams died. A coward bashed her whilst she lay in bed after he broke into her house through her bedroom window back on 13 August.

Yesterday 26 year old Claire Oliver died of melanoma after several visits to a solarium a few short years ago. Over the past few weeks she has spoken out bravely about the risks of these establishments and as a result the Victorian government will introduce new legislation to enforce a code of conduct. She appeared in newspapers and TV in the week of her birthday [25th August, also that of my son] not knowing if she would make it to 26 or not.

Finally, Dr Ellice Hammond, aged 37 died three weeks after the birth of her daughter who survived because she refused life saving treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which she was diagnosed with when she was 20 weeks pregnant.

All have shown remarkable bravery in very different circumstances and that inspiration alone should be enough to ensure that none of them have died in vain

Three Brave Ladies

Three very brave women have passed away this week in Melbourne and I couldn’t let their passing go without mentioning it.

Firstly, two days ago 91 year old Rachel WIlliams died. A coward bashed her whilst she lay in bed after he broke into her house through her bedroom window back on 13 August.

Yesterday 26 year old Claire Oliver died of melanoma after several visits to a solarium a few short years ago. Over the past few weeks she has spoken out bravely about the risks of these establishments and as a result the Victorian government will introduce new legislation to enforce a code of conduct. She appeared in newspapers and TV in the week of her birthday [25th August, also that of my son] not knowing if she would make it to 26 or not.

Finally, Dr Ellice Hammond, aged 37 died three weeks after the birth of her daughter who survived because she refused life saving treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which she was diagnosed with when she was 20 weeks pregnant.

All have shown remarkable bravery in very different circumstances and that inspiration alone should be enough to ensure that none of them have died in vain

Three Brave Ladies

Three very brave women have passed away this week in Melbourne and I couldn’t let their passing go without mentioning it.

Firstly, two days ago 91 year old Rachel WIlliams died. A coward bashed her whilst she lay in bed after he broke into her house through her bedroom window back on 13 August.

Yesterday 26 year old Claire Oliver died of melanoma after several visits to a solarium a few short years ago. Over the past few weeks she has spoken out bravely about the risks of these establishments and as a result the Victorian government will introduce new legislation to enforce a code of conduct. She appeared in newspapers and TV in the week of her birthday [25th August, also that of my son] not knowing if she would make it to 26 or not.

Finally, Dr Ellice Hammond, aged 37 died three weeks after the birth of her daughter who survived because she refused life saving treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which she was diagnosed with when she was 20 weeks pregnant.

All have shown remarkable bravery in very different circumstances and that inspiration alone should be enough to ensure that none of them have died in vain