MY CAR had been diagnosed with a back end (?) needing to be replaced at a cost of over $700. i needed a second opinion so took the car to my regular service centre. it would be over an hour so i went on a wenty walk . . . a tourist in my own town, and something i don't do often enough.
the wall at the
end of the IGA
no idea what this
april 1 2011 till
march 31 2014
|the bus stop sign just appealed because it's so hand made|
as i'm writing, the wonderfully named steele scaddings is zooming around on his ride-on mower. i was sitting here with the laptop on my knee when suddenly there was a loud scattering of raindrops on the roof and just as i wondered if the lawn-mowing would be a non-event, steele arrived. the rain stopped and now i'm sitting here listening to stones hitting the windows and wondering how long it will take for one of them to crack :0\
This is a little museum of the history of paddlesteamers on the murray/darling. it's in the main street and today was the first day i've been inside.
the outside doesn't really indicate what's within so for a while i didn't realise what it was. lovely models of paddle steamers all made by Rodney Hobbs; i particularly like the tiny details, wool bales and logs of wood on the decks.
After a coffee and raisin toast at Artback cafe www.artbackaustralia.com.au - and the age crossword - i went back to pick up the car. the bad news? an out of whack exhaust which was causing the grating noise, not a tyre rubbing on a crook back end.
and the cost? $40 for half an hour's work :0) i guess that rubs out the angst of my parking fine yesterday.
|and here he is - steele, zooming around the front of the house in sunglasses and earphones, it's all lookin good. :0)|