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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2024, 10:00:16 AM »
That must have been exciting at the time! :o

Yeah, it was a WTF moment.  :laugh: I found a piece of 50mm ally angle and belted the crap out of it to fit the lever and then three hose clamps. It stayed like that for a week till a new lever was found.   ;D

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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2024, 10:03:30 AM »
New smile on my face, after 6 months of waiting we finally got to fill the vacant space beside the shed  ;D

Nice but it must be a bastard driving over those post every time you move it and put it back.  ;D :angel:

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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2024, 11:58:47 AM »
Like the old shed in background on second photo...

Cheers Bird, thats our backyard area with the firepit & pizza oven. I just about live up there  ;D
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2024, 12:08:07 PM »
Nice
More photo's and details  :D :D

It's our retirement plan for once the daughter is responsible enough to take care of our house while we travel.

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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2024, 01:06:38 PM »
It's our retirement plan for once the daughter is responsible enough to take care of our house while we travel.


Ours is 32, not there yet.....    ;D
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2024, 07:15:05 AM »
New smile on my face, after 6 months of waiting we finally got to fill the vacant space beside the shed  ;D


Yay!

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& that "caravan port" is making me jealous! :'(
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2024, 07:26:20 AM »
Ours is 32, not there yet.....    ;D

Many years ago we decided to do "the lap". We thought we would go when the 3 kids were all able to drive and capable of caring for themselves. We left them access to funds for food and "emergencies" such as breakdowns etc. After about 3 weeks we came into phone range and had a message to call home. We rang and received the devastating news that the dishwasher wasn't working and the dishes were piling up. After we got up off the floor we asked if they had considered the alternative only to be told "yeah we can use paper plates but what about the pots and pans". We then explained that the alternative we were thinking of was hand washing. Silence !! As it happens someone had flicked across the child lock.

We rang them when we were 24hrs from home - about a week earlier than anticipated. Our neighbours told us they were still mowing lawns at 10pm. It proved to be a life changing experience for them. Co operation, routine, self reliance etc. They only had one party which was early in the piece and decided they wouldn't have any more - too much work and cleaning up !!

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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2024, 07:26:30 AM »
Many years ago we decided to do "the lap". We thought we would go when the 3 kids were all able to drive and capable of caring for themselves. We left them access to funds for food and "emergencies" such as breakdowns etc. After about 3 weeks we came into phone range and had a message to call home. We rang and received the devastating news that the dishwasher wasn't working and the dishes were piling up. After we got up off the floor we asked if they had considered the alternative only to be told "yeah we can use paper plates but what about the pots and pans". We then explained that the alternative we were thinking of was hand washing. Silence !! As it happens someone had flicked across the child lock.

We rang them when we were 24hrs from home - about a week earlier than anticipated. Our neighbours told us they were still mowing lawns at 10pm. It proved to be a life changing experience for them. Co operation, routine, self reliance etc. They only had one party which was early in the piece and decided they wouldn't have any more - too much work and cleaning up !!

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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2024, 07:44:28 AM »
We're heading off in a few weeks, leaving Son 2 (22 y.o.) on his own, although his brother (28) will be down every couple of weekends.

He's done it before for 2-3 weeks, but this time is going to be ~3 months, so may be a shock to the system ::), especially when he realises the cost of buying ready-to-cook meals, rather than DIY! :o
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2024, 09:18:33 AM »
We did the same years ago.

It's like kicking them out of home, without actually kicking them out... ;D

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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2024, 09:26:31 AM »
Made me smile.. That many modern cars dont come with any form of spare tyre... Not even a Shitty space saver...
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2024, 10:29:24 AM »
Made me smile.. That many modern cars dont come with any form of spare tyre... Not even a Shitty space saver...
WTF?

Most wouldn't know how to change them anyway....
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2024, 10:01:44 PM »
We did the same years ago.

It's like kicking them out of home, without actually kicking them out... ;D

 :cheers:

No. 2 son went for interview for apprenticeship in Melbourne when nearly 19. Had been working as a labourer after finishing VCE whilst trying to find apprenticeship.
At interview was asked how would Mum cope if he had to move to Melbourne. He said Mum always said they hsd to move out at 18, so he had already over stayed is tenancy.
He got the job, and moved to Melbourne, but Mr nearly independant still had to ring up Mum so she could order a pizza for him. She declined, and constructivly explained that he was probably capable of that task himself.

No. 3 son got a trainship in Melbourne when he was only 17 and moved in with No. 2 son.
No. 2 son rings up one evening all concerned because No. 3 son wasn't home yet, and wasn't answering his phone.
A couple of hours later No. 3 son wonders 8n with half eaten pizza.
Where had he been?
On way home from train went past a masage parlour, so went in for a massage after his "hard day" at school, then saw a pizza shop so got himself a pizza. Not a worry in the world.
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2024, 07:44:19 AM »
Made me smile.. That many modern cars dont come with any form of spare tyre... Not even a Shitty space saver...
WTF?

Well why would you need a spare ???

After all, in Europe, Japan & South Korea, you're only ever 5k away from a service place that can help you if you need it, so why bother carrying all that extra weight & bulk!  ::)
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2024, 09:35:57 AM »
Quote from: Fizzie
Well why would you need a spare ???

After all, in Europe, Japan & South Korea, you're only ever 5k away from a service place that can help you if you need it, so why bother carrying all that extra weight & bulk!  ::)

Apparently your supposed to call NRMA/RACV etc to get tow trucked to a tyre place to change it now.
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2024, 03:25:37 PM »
Apparently your supposed to call NRMA/RACV etc to get tow trucked to a tyre place to change it now.
Ahahaha,
They can change their gender, but not a tyre?
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2024, 10:13:32 PM »
But how often do you get a puncture these days ? We have a space saver in our Tiguan, 130k never been on the car. Can only recall 2 punctures in the last 10 odd years on my patrol. 1 at tunnel creek & one south of Coober Pedy. After the one at CP I threw out the split rims & fitted Maxxis Razor 811, over 60k no punctures & until we moved last September was living on unsealed roads. Also run TPMS
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2024, 05:36:46 AM »
But how often do you get a puncture these days ? ...

Not often in the Patrol, but it happens pretty regularly in the others.

Probably 1 or 2 a year.....and it's always bloody Tek screws..... >:(
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2024, 07:29:15 AM »
and it's always bloody Tek screws..... >:(

A number of years back now, we did them 3 times in 12 months :'( >:(
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2024, 08:43:10 AM »
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But how often do you get a puncture these days ? We have a space saver in our Tiguan, 130k never been on the car. Can only recall 2 punctures in the last 10 odd years on my patrol. 1 at tunnel creek & one south of Coober Pedy. After the one at CP I threw out the split rims & fitted Maxxis Razor 811, over 60k no punctures & until we moved last September was living on unsealed roads. Also run TPMS
Murphys law.... But I do see several cars on the freeway a week parked up waiting for Mr support truck
Plus the stupid price of cars, they could at least give you a spare...

When the ex-mistake bought her ASX, we asked about a proper spare to replace the space saver... The new "Foam" kit for the spare to sit in inside the boot was over $1100 plus rim and tyre...
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2024, 02:41:13 PM »
Not often in the Patrol, but it happens pretty regularly in the others.

Probably 1 or 2 a year.....and it's always bloody Tek screws..... >:(
Yeah I think my last few punctures i can recall were screws or nails

Haven't had any for a few years. I think the rules   about covering/securing loads must have made a difference.  Less buckets of screws swan diving off tradie ute's.

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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2024, 06:51:27 PM »
We're heading off in a few weeks, leaving Son 2 (22 y.o.) on his own, although his brother (28) will be down every couple of weekends.

He's done it before for 2-3 weeks, but this time is going to be ~3 months, so may be a shock to the system ::), especially when he realises the cost of buying ready-to-cook meals, rather than DIY! :o

We had the opposite, son aged 21 at the time, had always lived at home and his employer at the time offered him a position in charge of IT in the Paris office for 2 years. After discussing it with us, he grabbed the opportunity and the change when he came home, I would say was somewhat remarkable.

I will admit that we were somewhat worried about it, but it all worked out very well.

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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2024, 07:53:06 AM »
We had the opposite, son aged 21 at the time, had always lived at home and his employer at the time offered him a position in charge of IT in the Paris office for 2 years. After discussing it with us, he grabbed the opportunity and the change when he came home, I would say was somewhat remarkable.

I will admit that we were somewhat worried about it, but it all worked out very well.

BiL & his Mrs had similar - their 2 sons (early-mid-20s) both still lived at home, then, in the space of 6 weeks, they were offered jobs in Sydney & Melbourne, so went from 4 in the house to 2,pretty well overnight!
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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2024, 07:18:10 AM »
Days that end like this.  ;D

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Re: What made you Smile - 2024
« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2024, 03:47:41 AM »
Days that end like this.  ;D

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