which she loves, not the least reason being that it gives a retun of
about 48 MPG through its very nippy diesel engine.
This is how her beloved Citroen looked when we arrived home from Adelaide.
For this post I need to do a little scene setting, in Feb of 2006 favourite daughter, Vicki visited second son, Marcus in WA, one of the outcomes of this visit was that Marcus set up a blog site for Vicki, the relevant blog URLs are listed below.
While Vicki had intended to use the site things conspired against her (this was when her health started to deteriorate) and she never got into the swing of blogging.
In her original profile for the blog site she made this insightful comment;
Married my darling Rex @ 19, Matthew born when 20, Daniel when 22 and last but by no means least, Stacey when 23. Lived @ Bryant's Plain via Wudinna for almost 30 years. This place is sometimes my haven from the world, at others close to hell on earth, with the DUST, FLIES and extreme heat.
Back to the present day and “hell on earth”…. After the current series of medical tests were done there was a time lag of 10 days before more were to be done so as the farm life is very busy at the moment we have all returned home to Wudinna (600 klm from Adelaide.) for a week.
Two days before Vicki & Rex left for Adelaide their son Daniel worked up a 200 acre paddock that adjoins their house, on the day they left there was a SUPER HEAVY wind storm that raised huge clouds of dust all over the state, this wind managed to deposit a coating of dust up to half an inch thick over EVERYTHING.
They have a very nice home which to all intents and purposes is weatherproof, it proves a scant barrier to the super fine dust particles that managed to invade the house and greet us when we arrived home at 9pm, I dared not take any photos inside the house but the one of Vicki’s car will indicate how much dust was about, the house is a little better sealed than the garage BTW.
Rex got out the leaf blower (they use it as a dust blower) to blast away the worst of the dust outside the house and from the garage, I took a couple of photos but all you can see is a dust cloud, then we went to bed and let the dust settle again before doing a proper clean up this morning.
Had to do some shopping then as they have two days of shearing on Wed & Thur, Vicki cooks for the team of shearers and shed hands, approx 7 of us, and this is made more complicated by the fact that morning and afternoon smoko is at the shearing shed on what we will call Property A Lunch is served on Property B which is a couple of miles from Property A which in turn is about 10 miles from Property C… that’s the home property BTW.
To complicate this situation just a little more the house at Property B is in the midst of a major renovation program, new roof, Plumbing and electrical wiring AND a new kitchen, said new kitchen is lying on the floor in a flat pack at present so the cooking has to be done at Property C and transported to Properties A and B.
This is a repeat of the shearing they undertook a little over a week ago and as Vicki says, “we got through it then so we will again” does anyone still wonder why this is my favourite daughter????
On the health front no news expected until late next week as the tests will take that long to be completed and evaluated, just Vicki and I will return to Adelaide next week so between now and then my only job is to make her life as simple as I can…. Not Very Simple!!!!