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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Changes in Gympie.
It's a tough, but heart-warming story...with a picture of John Gebhardt in Iraq.
John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head...but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.
He is a real Star of the war, and represents what the Western world is trying to do.
Some of you will recall I posted this photo of a partially completed
Happy Jacks (Burger King) store when I returned home from Perth.
If you look closely (after you click to enbiggen) you will see a building just
visible on the right side of this photo.
This is that self same building on Friday Nov 9, Burger King have obviously
done a deal with Dore Brothers Garage, the owners of the building shown here,
BK had needed extra space for their drive through and car park, there was a
vacant block directly opposite Dore Brothers, so they moved them.
Here is the new site complete with a new concrete slab and two vehicle hoists
This building had a services and office block,which had been built separately
and will be moved separately to its new location.
Here is the office block still in place after the workshop building was removed.
At this point they ran into a problem, the boom of the crane was extended
to its safe limit and they needed to move the building another 10 feet to the
rear of the block. So they had to disconnect everything and move the crane
closer, there were a dozen men roaming around this site and not a hard hat
to be seen, but at least they didn't ignore the cranes safety limits.
I don't have accurate measurements for this building but it would be approx.
120 feet X 80 feet with 5 roller doors for access two on one side and three
on the other.
Its all over bar the shouting now, they were just locating each of the uprights
onto the bolts that had been set in concrete, just the final leveling and this
part of the job is finished.
When next we see this area it will be part of BK car parking area.
Yeah I know I have too much time on my hands.... don't you just wish
that you did too.