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Title: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 10, 2020, 05:39:38 PM
I am grateful today because I have a pretty awesome friend/wife.
Fysh came home from work with a kilo of sea prawns.

:)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Marcus73 on April 10, 2020, 06:27:32 PM
I’m grateful for the memories of naked man cuddles around the campfire with DannyG


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Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: D4D on April 10, 2020, 06:29:11 PM
I’m grateful for the memories of naked man cuddles around the campfire with DannyG

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Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: GeoffA on April 10, 2020, 06:30:11 PM
I’m grateful for the memories of naked man cuddles around the campfire with DannyG

I'm grateful that the pair of you are locked away on the little island.....
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Hairs on April 10, 2020, 06:52:06 PM
I’m grateful for the memories of naked man cuddles around the campfire with DannyG


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Now,
You are just being a,
People don't need those pictures.
I am grateful I wasn't there.
:)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: GeoffA on April 10, 2020, 06:52:54 PM
I'm grateful today (and every other day) for the camps Kay and I have attended, the trips we've enjoyed, and the many firm friends we've made through this forum.

Just last night we had a social call from a couple we met on a MySwag trip in 2013. It's was not an unusual occurrence from them, or others we have met.

To say our lives have been enriched would be an understatement.....

 :cheers: :cheers:
 
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Marcus73 on April 10, 2020, 07:01:14 PM
Now,
You are just being a,
People don't need those pictures.
I am grateful I wasn't there.
:)

I’ll let Danny know not too post the pics then?


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Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: macca on April 10, 2020, 07:12:19 PM
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Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: noel_w on April 10, 2020, 07:17:47 PM
Am grateful that I took 6 weeks leave at the right time. My work is considered essential but I don't want to be there as I am in the high risk age group. Unfortunately I will have to go back to work soon and will have to toss up whether more leave is a wise move or not. Is it worth risking a possible death sentence to support ICT issues for an educational institution. I think not.
Had planned to do lots of stuff during this break but fires and the covid19 put paid to that.
Am totally grateful that in these days of physical isolation we have the luxury of virtual communication.
Am grateful I am still not infected.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: xcvator on April 10, 2020, 07:17:51 PM
I woke up this morning and was still able to get out of bed   :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Champin on April 10, 2020, 07:27:44 PM
I am grateful I  am still alive and kicking today. My dad reckoned I  wouldn't make it to my twenties. I think I must have had a bit of a "tude" when I was struggling through my teens. Proved him wrong didn't I? Me dear old mum used to say "don't matter how bad you think your life is, there is always someone got it worse". That has always stuck with me and got me through some tough Shit. I know it sounds as corny as all get out, but it works for me. I acknowledge people are going through some super tough times right now, but we still live in the lucky country. We have people on this great forum to provide a laugh, a shoulder to lean on, and yes a vent for our frustration. My generation ( I'm 57 ) is the first in my knowledge to never have to go to war. ( conscription I'm talking about ). No one in this country has starved to death. I know we have issues, like physical and mental health, homelessness etc. But we also have alot of helping hands out there.
 And for that....I am grateful.

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Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: rossm on April 10, 2020, 07:49:53 PM
I'm grateful that I don't have a job to lose. Many many thousands are not so lucky.

I'm grateful that I am reasonably healthy and because I live alone social distancing is almost par for the course.

And I'm grateful I live in Australia. For all the things that I think are wrong in this country we seem to have a handle on dealing with the virus. Probably a large amount of luck involved (being an island helps) but when you look at the numbers from overseas it's scary. Very scary.

Take care people. 

 
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: McGirr on April 10, 2020, 08:41:07 PM
Where do I start:
Grateful for the job we do in remote communities, even though we got a bad one this time. But the places we have been to have been spectacular.

Grateful my kids are going great and very proud.

Grateful I have an incredible wife.

Lastly, grateful I have met so many people on the trips I have organised over the last 11 years on myswag. People I am privalidged to call great friends. Sharing a campfire with them and having a laugh.

Mark
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Craig Tomkinson on April 10, 2020, 09:04:25 PM
I am grateful for every breath I take, and for my lovely wife and our 4 beautiful kids, The rest I have worked my gusts out for so I deserve that, Craig
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: MB TD42 on April 10, 2020, 09:09:29 PM
Greatful just to have a job still...my kids are driving me crazy...lol

We're all ere coz we ain't all there.
   

Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Wukkers on April 10, 2020, 09:26:36 PM
I am grateful I found this forum a few years ago.  I'm grateful for the forum having a lot of people more than willing to assist with any advice, experience and encouragement to those who need it.  I am grateful I have the strength to ignore those who choose to attempt to make this an unhappy place.  Never met one person from MySwag in person but I feel I have friends here, and I'm grateful for that.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: #jonesy on April 10, 2020, 09:39:27 PM
I'm grateful I have a job that is secure given what is going on. The wife's has reduced by a day, but a build up of her leave will supplement that.
At the same time my job (Emergency services) I reckon I have a 50/50 chance of catching it. So be it. If I get sick, I'll get better and get back to it.
I'm also grateful for this site as it gives me somewhere to retreat and think of the next outdoor adventure, like I am at the moment. Sitting around a campfire, having a beer and about to crawl in to the swag, even if it is only 20 metres from the back door.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: edz on April 10, 2020, 11:35:38 PM
The mindset  to Improvise, Adapt, Overcome and Persevere, passed down and  impressed into me growing up, by strong willed obstinate ancestors  .
Has come in handy once again in the current state of afairs / challenges we face . .. Thanks Pop . R.I.P.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Pottsy on April 11, 2020, 08:38:33 AM
I am grateful for pigs and bacon. ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Bigfish on April 11, 2020, 11:23:17 AM
Grateful that I own everything, have a good superannuation policy and we are both reasonably healthy.  Ecstatic over the fact that I live in Oz and have seen more of the remote than most thanks to an extremely good job.  Happy to know that once this pandemic allows us to lead somewhat a normal life...I can go camping/fishing/exploring again. Grateful also for all the work our medicos, cops, emergency services, ambos, firies etc.etc are doing at great personal risk. Hopefully this pulls the nation together more and we get our spirit back.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: doc evil on April 11, 2020, 12:16:13 PM
I am grateful to have my health, my job and my family even tho I'm 4500km from home and the missus.
I'm stuck in an apartment where I am working from.
 
I am grateful to have this forum to have a laugh and the banter makes me think that I'm around a campfire somewhere with mates.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Hairs on April 11, 2020, 01:51:24 PM
Today I am grateful for being able to attend a job this morning. I installed hand/grab rails in an ensiute and main bathroom for an elderly lady and her son, who is her carer and has his own mobility issues.
I have my health.

 
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Bigfish on April 11, 2020, 02:19:54 PM
I am grateful to have my health, my job and my family even tho I'm 4500km from home and the missus.
I'm stuck in an apartment where I am working from.
 
I am grateful to have this forum to have a laugh and the banter makes me think that I'm around a campfire somewhere with mates.

Thats what I treat it like...a campfire discussion..complete with humour, insults, knowledge, wit, information, banter, sarcasm, jokes etc.  and not taking life too seriously.  If ya cant smile ya might as well be dead.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Wukkers on April 11, 2020, 07:05:10 PM
Today I'm grateful that I have teeth.  They're not all home grown, but some are, and they're all looking forward to this evenings bbq.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Hairs on April 11, 2020, 07:35:05 PM
Today I'm grateful that I have teeth.  They're not all home grown, but some are, and they're all looking forward to this evenings bbq.
Thank you.
You made me smile.
Cheers to your good health, enjoy you chewing.

Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: MarkGU on April 11, 2020, 07:44:29 PM
Glad we live on an acre and can do this.Social distancing with the neighbours and empty containers as well :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/6161dee87ed796bc7b42143a076d5330.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200411/fdf2bdc1f3d2c6a10d0b2d54481c9626.jpg)

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Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Pottsy on April 12, 2020, 08:58:42 AM
I am grateful for our ambulance and health care services, my wife who has issues with walking at times took a fairly nasty tumble yesterday, needed the help of SA Ambulance who were fantastic with their response time and care, as were the hospital staff. Thankfully no lasting damage done but the leg is in a splint and crutches are mandatory for a week at least.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful today.
Post by: Hairs on April 12, 2020, 09:10:00 AM


I am grateful for our ambulance and health care services, my wife who has issues with walking at times took a fairly nasty tumble yesterday, needed the help of SA Ambulance who were fantastic with their response time and care, as were the hospital staff. Thankfully no lasting damage done but the leg is in a splint and crutches are mandatory for a week at least.

Wishing her a speedy recovery.
Take care guys.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Jillsy on April 12, 2020, 08:50:38 PM
Today I am thankful for technology. It meant that even though we couldn’t physically spend Easter with any of our extended family, we were still able to connect via text, phone calls and FaceTime. It didn’t matter that our families are spread as far North as Horn Island, West to Moura and South to Everton Park, we could still share snippets of each other’s day and for that we were extremely grateful.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: bullfrog on April 12, 2020, 09:11:12 PM
Agree Pottsy. From what I see at work Ambos / Paramedics are a special breed for all the right reasons. hope the cook is well again soon.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Mace on April 12, 2020, 09:20:45 PM
Im grateful to the Taspol officer who detected me doing 60 in a 40 roadworks zone on the way back from the local IGA supermarket and said to me there are a lot more important things to worry about now other than hitting people with speeding fines...  Asked me the full set, where you been, where you going, etc.

Lucky the shopping was visible in the back seat.  Only went 4km there and back (went to buy female and baby products for those is the know...) , but our finest are pretty switched on.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: duggie on April 13, 2020, 07:36:29 AM
I am grateful that I/we( myself and my four grandchildren ) survived the great bog roll shortage of 2020 .
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 13, 2020, 07:54:01 AM
I am grateful for this guy.Benji
He keeps me company, he like us, loves going camping, so last night we had a fire in the backyard pit.
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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: chester ver2.0 on April 14, 2020, 08:47:51 AM
I am grateful my wife just likes to get out in the boat for a run

As i have found even with a 15 year break i am as useless as a fisherman as ever
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: wakychapmans on April 14, 2020, 09:38:44 AM
I'm grateful for my family. They keep me sane. (even though both of them are crazy)

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Bird on April 14, 2020, 10:09:59 AM
I am grateful that I/we( myself and my four grandchildren ) survived the great bog roll shortage of 2020 .
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Beachman on April 14, 2020, 11:49:53 AM
Without sounding like a D!ck as it isn’t meant to be, but I’m grateful we got our 4-week holiday in last Xmas. 75% of our holidays are camping, but around 4 years ago we decided we wanted to splurge on a trip to Europe with the kids because soon they will be at the age where going away with your parents isn’t cool.

I’m the type of person who refuses to get a loan for holidays, so over the course of the past 4 years we lived a simple lifestyle and put away as much money as we could. We also researched where we wanted to go, but also what attractions we could do ourselves without needing to go on expensive guided tours.  (It’s amazing how many attractions/places you can see yourself just buy doing a bit of research – IE: one tour in Germany would have cost $550, doing it ourselves cost $75)

I have to say getting public buses and trains in different countries can be daunting, but you also get to experience so much more because you see the real city and just not the pretty streets the tour companies use. Plus you get to speak with locals who are normally willing to help with advice.

So mid-December we left for our trip to Paris, Munich, Austria, Finland and then the highlight was a White Xmas at the home of Santa Clause in Rovaniemi which is located in the Arctic Circle.

For us, if we put it until say this year then most likely the trip would never happen because this year all overseas travel is cancelled, then next year could well be either priced out of our reach or I might be unemployed. So it would have been a shame if the years of making sacrifices was for no reason, but more importantly the memories we made on the holiday were priceless and something the kids will never forget. 
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Mitch92 on April 14, 2020, 05:08:35 PM
I'm grateful for my beautiful wife. She pushes me in a good way and I'm very lucky to have her.
Also grateful for our (relatively) good health. Sometimes crap happens but in general we are healthy happy people.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 14, 2020, 05:22:43 PM
Awesome Mitch92.
The littke things hey.

I am grateful that I was able to earn a dollar or 2 today.
Tomorrow is looking promising aswell.
:)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: tedota on April 14, 2020, 06:42:50 PM
I'm grateful that we all live in Australia. I don't think anyone would like to be in The U.S. of A. at the moment.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on April 14, 2020, 07:15:57 PM
I don't think I'd like to anywhere else full stop!
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 14, 2020, 07:51:45 PM
I'm grateful that we all live in Australia. I don't think anyone would like to be in The U.S. of A. at the moment.
We are doing pretty good compared.
Stay safe.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Bird on April 15, 2020, 10:24:03 AM
Quote from: tedota
I'm grateful that we all live in Australia. I don't think anyone would like to be in The U.S. of A. at the moment.

I just wish everyone would stop trying to rush and pressure for the "easing of restrictions" - the chance of reinfection to me is very concerning...
Latest whingers is some symphony orchestra thinking they are an essential service and need to be allowed... no bands are essential services..
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on April 15, 2020, 10:29:59 AM
I just wish everyone would stop trying to rush and pressure for the "easing of restrictions" -

Yep - the medical people are all saying September, so let's work on September, & if it gets brought forward, then that's a bonus!
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Bird on April 15, 2020, 10:54:02 AM
Quote from: Fizzie
Yep - the medical people are all saying September, so let's work on September, & if it gets brought forward, then that's a bonus!

Lets say no time frame, when it happens it happens.
May for Stupid NRL talk about delusional...
Sept for the dreamers...
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 15, 2020, 04:56:14 PM
I am Grateful for the happy people I came across today.
Mostly all were trying to see the positive in life atm.
Stay positive people  :)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: GeoffA on April 15, 2020, 04:59:52 PM
I am Grateful for the happy people I came across today.
Mostly all were trying to see the positive in life atm.
Stay positive people  :)

Always look on the bright side of life..... ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Pottsy on April 15, 2020, 06:07:18 PM
I am grateful for the smiles and laughter of my grandkids, even at only seven and eight months old.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 15, 2020, 06:52:10 PM
I am grateful for the smiles and laughter of my grandkids, even at only seven and eight months old.
We aren't grandparents yet, have many friends who are, and they all mention the joy they receive listening to the kids laugh.
Happys days.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: glenm64 on April 15, 2020, 07:24:51 PM
no bands are essential services..

If Pink Floyd or Led Zep were still going I may well beg to differ. Fortunately we dont need to have that discussion.

In the good old U.S. of A they reckon WWE is an essential business??
Wonder how much they pay to get that label.
https://www.espn.com.au/wwe/story/_/id/29031903/wwe-deemed-essential-business-florida-mayor-says (https://www.espn.com.au/wwe/story/_/id/29031903/wwe-deemed-essential-business-florida-mayor-says)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Kangaron on April 15, 2020, 08:16:25 PM
If Pink Floyd or Led Zep were still going I may well beg to differ. Fortunately we dont need to have that discussion.

In the good old U.S. of A they reckon WWE is an essential business??
Wonder how much they pay to get that label.
https://www.espn.com.au/wwe/story/_/id/29031903/wwe-deemed-essential-business-florida-mayor-says (https://www.espn.com.au/wwe/story/_/id/29031903/wwe-deemed-essential-business-florida-mayor-says)

I have tickets to see the Doors Alive in October, hate to miss out.

https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/the-doors-alive-tickets/artist/40478?datestart=2020-10-10 (https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/the-doors-alive-tickets/artist/40478?datestart=2020-10-10)

https://youtu.be/u6YaJMrmxFM (https://youtu.be/u6YaJMrmxFM)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: tedota on April 15, 2020, 09:56:29 PM
I'm hearing you Glen. Might have to get the windows rattling over the weekend.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 16, 2020, 07:06:24 AM
I have tickets to see the Doors Alive in October, hate to miss out.

https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/the-doors-alive-tickets/artist/40478?datestart=2020-10-10 (https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/the-doors-alive-tickets/artist/40478?datestart=2020-10-10)

https://youtu.be/u6YaJMrmxFM (https://youtu.be/u6YaJMrmxFM)
In one of the question thingies that went around FB. Asked, who is no longer alive that you would to sit down with and have a chat with.
I answered, Jim Morrison.
Love the Doors music, love his poetry.
Cheers
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: alnjan on April 16, 2020, 08:08:38 PM
If Pink Floyd or Led Zep were still going I may well beg to differ. Fortunately we dont need to have that discussion.

In the good old U.S. of A they reckon WWE is an essential business??
Wonder how much they pay to get that label.
https://www.espn.com.au/wwe/story/_/id/29031903/wwe-deemed-essential-business-florida-mayor-says (https://www.espn.com.au/wwe/story/_/id/29031903/wwe-deemed-essential-business-florida-mayor-says)

Like some business musso's need to reinvent the way they do business.   

Like I see on Facebook Bruce Springsteen  live streaming from home.

https://canoe.com/entertainment/music/bruce-springsteen-to-livestream-concert-from-home-on-wednesday (https://canoe.com/entertainment/music/bruce-springsteen-to-livestream-concert-from-home-on-wednesday)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on April 16, 2020, 09:02:00 PM
Blood tests coming back clear to say no heart problems found ;D

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=57068.msg1013096#msg1013096 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=57068.msg1013096#msg1013096)

Waiting on Covid test results tomorrow :-\
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: jwb on April 17, 2020, 06:40:29 PM
Blood tests coming back clear to say no heart problems found ;D

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=57068.msg1013096#msg1013096 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=57068.msg1013096#msg1013096)

Waiting on Covid test results tomorrow :-\


Great news!
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on April 18, 2020, 08:22:22 AM
Great news!


Thanks!

& sorry, forgot to mention it in this thread :-[

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=57068.msg1013190#msg1013190 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=57068.msg1013190#msg1013190)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 18, 2020, 07:37:37 PM
I am graful that I got to finish off the job in Yamba this morning, re the hand rails.
She was over the moon.
It is awesome to help others.
Enjoy every moment.

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: alnjan on April 18, 2020, 07:50:22 PM
I am grateful the Bride had earlier contacted our GP, complaining of a cold and as usual after a couple of days her 'cold' goes to her chest.  Due to COVID 19 the consultations are done over the phone.  Our GP was pretty confident it was just a 'cold' and advised her to keep going with her treatment but due my new job taking me into other COVID 19 hot spots the GP sent her off to have a COVID 19 swab.   

The GP rung back to say the result was negative. 
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 18, 2020, 08:17:58 PM


The GP rung back to say the result was negative.

Awesome news mate.
Take care guys.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on April 19, 2020, 08:44:54 AM
The GP rung back to say the result was negative.

Good to hear :cup:

Takes a load of the mind, doesn't it :D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: alnjan on April 19, 2020, 10:14:22 AM
Good to hear :cup:

Takes a load of the mind, doesn't it :D

Yeah it does.  We were pretty confident it was just a 'cold' but at least this week she is Rona free. 
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Mitch92 on April 19, 2020, 12:27:21 PM
Yeah it does.  We were pretty confident it was just a 'cold' but at least this week she is Rona free.

Good to hear mate. Not something that people want to get
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 20, 2020, 06:02:42 PM
The world has changed in the past few months, learning how to work within the new 'way of doing things' is certainly a challenge, but we are getting there.
I am grateful that I still have work, My wife still has work, our eldest and her boyfriend still have work, Numbet Two has 2 jobs and her boyfriend is picking up the odd shift at a tavern(because they have ramped up theur takeawaybusiness).
And young Jack started at the local supermarket on weekends carrying groceries to customers vehicles. He is doing year 12, which is a non event at this moment, I know he is stressing.
I am grateful for a lot of things, I am more than grateful that my family have their health, work and we talk every day.
Take care all.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 22, 2020, 06:17:57 PM
I am Grateful today, that when I came home, the wheelie bins had been brought in,
the washing had been brought in,
The Barkers nests had been picked up.
I think our son is starting to get it, we work as a team.
:)

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 25, 2020, 07:40:12 AM
I am Grateful today,
For the sacrifices that so many Australians have given,
Which affords me the life that I have today.
Lest We Forget.
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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: tedota on April 25, 2020, 10:22:08 AM
I am grateful  that of the 12 family members who served ( 1 at Gallipoli, 10 In WW2, and 1 in Vietnam) they all returned to continue their life in this great country. Although only one remains the memories will last forever.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 28, 2020, 05:34:12 PM
I am grateful  that of the 12 family members who served ( 1 at Gallipoli, 10 In WW2, and 1 in Vietnam) they all returned to continue their life in this great country. Although only one remains the memories will last forever.
That is very special mate.
Cheers
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 28, 2020, 05:37:48 PM
I'm grateful for having this bloke in our lives.
Jacked turned 18 yesterday.
He is doing year 12 atm, love him so much.
Yes Jack, you can keep the Myswag Stubbie Holder.
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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: tedota on April 28, 2020, 06:51:07 PM
That is very special mate.
Cheers

It's quite ironic really because the great uncle that went to Gallipoli and the whole Egypt campaign was a member of the original 10th Light Horse that was formed in 1914 in W.A.  When I was a young fella full of it and bulletproof I joined the 10th Light Horse in the early eighties none the wiser what a legend he was. He came home with a MM for gallantry in the field for his efforts.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on April 29, 2020, 08:16:16 AM
Yes Jack, you can keep the Myswag Stubbie Holder.

Happy Birthday, Jack ;D

& to misquote

"Greater love hath no man than to give his stubbie holder to his son" ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on April 29, 2020, 08:18:24 AM
As for myself, I'm extremely grateful that the dose of s^*'z that I've had for the last 4 days finally seems to have settled down! :D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Pottsy on April 29, 2020, 08:21:40 AM
As for myself, I'm extremely grateful that the dose of s^*'z that I've had for the last 4 days finally seems to have settled down! :D
Nothing FIZZIE about that!
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on April 29, 2020, 08:41:04 AM
Nothing FIZZIE about that!

Nup, certainly wouldn't describe it that way ;D :'(
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Bigfish on April 29, 2020, 09:42:06 AM
Nup, certainly wouldn't describe it that way ;D :'(

HAHA...Now you will wish it was you who hoarded 300 dunny rolls.... :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on April 29, 2020, 11:20:38 AM
Didn't need that many! ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: jw2170 on April 29, 2020, 03:45:30 PM
I  am grateful that I still have a job, and the technology to work from home.

An the CT mods should be completed by time we are able to travel again.

This week we were due to visit our daughter in Qld..... >:(
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on April 29, 2020, 04:36:07 PM
Sorry JW, that ain't happening for a while yet :'(

http://www.mygc.com.au/one-new-covid-19-case-in-qld-but-fight-not-over-yet/

['However the Premier has ruled out reopening the borders anytime soon ... "No not straight away, we would have to see long periods of almost zero before we get to that point"']
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Pottsy on April 29, 2020, 06:08:37 PM
Today and in the future I will be grateful for NDIS approval for financial assistance for the wife’s Parkinson’s. We can look toward some household changes to ensure we can stay in our own home and ongoing therapy to try and slow the disease. The last few months have been pretty confronting to say the least.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on April 29, 2020, 06:31:35 PM
Today and in the future I will be grateful for NDIS approval for financial assistance for the wife’s Parkinson’s. We can look toward some household changes to ensure we can stay in our own home and ongoing therapy to try and slow the disease. The last few months have been pretty confronting to say the least.
That's awesome.
It will make a world of difference to you guys.
I contract to a NDIS Provider, I install home aids, ramps, grab rails in showers/bathrooms & toilets, these alone make life just that little bit mpre easy.
The smiles on people's faces when I have finished.
So many things we take for granted.
That's awesome Pottsy.

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Pottsy on April 29, 2020, 06:49:27 PM
That's awesome.
It will make a world of difference to you guys.
I contract to a NDIS Provider, I install home aids, ramps, grab rails in showers/bathrooms & toilets, these alone make life just that little bit mpre easy.
The smiles on people's faces when I have finished.
So many things we take for granted.
That's awesome Pottsy.
Those are the things we are looking forward too, fall prevention is a real issue, we have a meeting tomorrow to start the ball rolling towards a full assessment of the house by an occupational therapist.



Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: plusnq on April 29, 2020, 06:52:13 PM
I am grateful that my Father is out of ICU in Canberra after having emergency surgery for a dissecting aortic aneurysm at 79 years of age. Not out of the woods yet but a lot better than it looked three days ago.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Ozsnowman on April 30, 2020, 11:38:51 AM
I'm actually grateful for Centrelink. For the first time in my life at 48, I needed to register for benefits because of this damn virus, and it has actually gone rather smoothly. So I do not have to survive on the two days a week income that I am currently getting.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Talawana5 on April 30, 2020, 09:13:50 PM
I am grateful that after years of saying I am going to learn to play the Ukulele that in Feb i joined a local group and had lessons all before this "Challenge in life" that we are all going through. I now have another fun thing to do whilst in Iso, and by the way I am still enjoying learning another skill. Keep safe and happy.
Cheers
Marion
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Bird on April 30, 2020, 11:13:37 PM
I am grateful that my Father is out of ICU in Canberra after having emergency surgery for a dissecting aortic aneurysm at 79 years of age. Not out of the woods yet but a lot better than it looked three days ago.
Hope it all goes well mate. its always stressful when ya olds have serious issues like that..
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: plusnq on May 01, 2020, 02:17:56 AM
Hope it all goes well mate. its always stressful when ya olds have serious issues like that..

Thanks mate. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 02, 2020, 01:06:58 PM
I am grateful that I have a life long friend that sends me things like this.

Decide what it is you want,
Write it down.
Make a plan and work on it every single day.

:)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Bigfish on May 02, 2020, 03:50:46 PM
I,m grateful that things are looking good for Australians. Low death rate and a seemingly slowing down of infection rates means we may get back to a relatively normal life in the coming months...and that means CAMPING AGAIN.....bring it on!!!
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 02, 2020, 04:16:10 PM
I,m grateful that things are looking good for Australians. Low death rate and a seemingly slowing down of infection rates means we may get back to a relatively normal life in the coming months...and that means CAMPING AGAIN.....bring it on!!!
Yes, we have faired better than first thought and way better than other countries.
Yep, itching to go camping, even to have a club meeting,  catchup with others.

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Bigfish on May 02, 2020, 04:30:02 PM
Yes, we have faired better than first thought and way better than other countries.
Yep, itching to go camping, even to have a club meeting,  catchup with others.


Like hundreds of thousands of other aussies we are itching to get out and do the things we love.  Thats why I get pissed off with the head dead who go out and flaunt the rules.  Hopefully July-August things might be good enough for the bush to be open again :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 02, 2020, 05:07:54 PM

Like hundreds of thousands of other aussies we are itching to get out and do the things we love.  Thats why I get pissed off with the head dead who go out and flaunt the rules.  Hopefully July-August things might be good enough for the bush to be open again :cheers:
For work yesterday I went to Talumbi, on the way from Gulmarrad to Brooms Head, as I came back(3.30pm), 4x 4x4's towing dual axel caravans were heading towards Brooms Head, all were qld plated vehicles,
What are they doing? Where do they think they are going?
Anyway that is for the rant thread.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: gronk on May 02, 2020, 07:00:33 PM
I am grateful that my Father is out of ICU in Canberra after having emergency surgery for a dissecting aortic aneurysm at 79 years of age. Not out of the woods yet but a lot better than it looked three days ago.

My mum who is 91, is in a hospital ward after going through a major op for colon cancer 2 weeks ago. She had another major op 50 years ago for the same thing. Chemo wasn't even invented back then. Funny how it can take 50 yrs to return ??
Expected to make a full recovery and be back home ( on her own ) in a matter of weeks !!
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 02, 2020, 07:39:42 PM


Expected to make a full recovery and be back home ( on her own ) in a matter of weeks !!
That's great news to hear.
Awesome.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Bird on May 02, 2020, 07:55:39 PM
My mum who is 91, is in a hospital ward after going through a major op for colon cancer 2 weeks ago. She had another major op 50 years ago for the same thing. Chemo wasn't even invented back then. Funny how it can take 50 yrs to return ??
Expected to make a full recovery and be back home ( on her own ) in a matter of weeks !!
yea amazing how far medicine has come in some areas.
good news on the recovery dude.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: gronk on May 02, 2020, 11:44:12 PM
yea amazing how far medicine has come in some areas.
good news on the recovery dude.

A lot of it has come along in leaps and bounds.....but the basics are still the same....open them up, cut it out and sew em back up.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 03, 2020, 04:00:39 AM
My mum who is 91, is in a hospital ward after going through a major op for colon cancer 2 weeks ago. She had another major op 50 years ago for the same thing. Chemo wasn't even invented back then. Funny how it can take 50 yrs to return ??
Expected to make a full recovery and be back home ( on her own ) in a matter of weeks !!

My Mum had the same thing at 89.

She's 97 in August and going strong.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: GeoffA on May 03, 2020, 06:32:49 AM
My mum who is 91, is ....
Expected to make a full recovery and be back home ( on her own ) in a matter of weeks !!

My Mum had the same thing at 89.
She's 97 in August and going strong.

Wonderful that you still have them, and even better that they are still self-propelled.... :cup: :cup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 03, 2020, 07:13:15 AM
Wonderful that you still have them, and even better that they are still self-propelled.... :cup: :cup:

 :cheers:

Try and zip my Mum for 10 cents in her change and see how self propelled she is.
It won't just be her being propelled.  :D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: GeoffA on May 03, 2020, 08:17:19 AM
Try and zip my Mum for 10 cents in her change and see how self propelled she is.
It won't just be her being propelled.  :D

Sounds like my dear old mum. Many a salesperson came unstuck thinking that the quietly-spoken little old lady they were dealing with was an easy target... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on May 03, 2020, 08:32:34 AM
Expected to make a full recovery and be back home ( on her own ) in a matter of weeks !!

Good to hear, mate :cup:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 05, 2020, 07:31:44 PM
I am grateful today for that I have good mates thst look out for me.
Clutch in the 80 is starting to slip, 485000km, orginal.
Monday next week, she gets a new one, flywheel grind, all for under $1100 and I don't have to touch a spanner.
Thanks guys.
PS, when this crap is over we are catching up.
Cheers
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: GeoffA on May 05, 2020, 07:48:17 PM
......Clutch in the 80 is starting to slip, 485000km, orginal.......

Warranty claim??.... :P
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 05, 2020, 07:50:09 PM
Warranty claim??....
Ahahaha,
Thought about it,
I'm not the orginal owner, although I have all the records :)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 06, 2020, 09:01:12 PM
I am grateful today,
Because I have 4 quotes accepted.
I will need to subcontract a few trades, manage these works.
Maybe some things I have worked on over the last two years are starting to fall into place.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on May 08, 2020, 08:00:36 AM
My grateful (& happy) is that today marks 2 weeks since I stopped living on a constant intake of news ;D

The constant doom & gloom was starting to have an effect, so I stopped reading / listening to anything to do with Covid, & I've since noticed the difference mentally & physically 8)

Yep, I still check the news for anything else, & another bonus is that that only takes 5 minutes a day! ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 08, 2020, 08:31:35 PM
My grateful (& happy) is that today marks 2 weeks since I stopped living on a constant intake of news ;D

The constant doom & gloom was starting to have an effect, so I stopped reading / listening to anything to do with Covid, & I've since noticed the difference mentally & physically 8)

Yep, I still check the news for anything else, & another bonus is that that only takes 5 minutes a day! ;D
Yep, I reckon the news is most of the problem.
The 24/7 news cycle makes it's own exisstance.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Marcus73 on May 08, 2020, 09:41:23 PM
My grateful (& happy) is that today marks 2 weeks since I stopped living on a constant intake of news ;D

The constant doom & gloom was starting to have an effect, so I stopped reading / listening to anything to do with Covid, & I've since noticed the difference mentally & physically 8)

Yep, I still check the news for anything else, & another bonus is that that only takes 5 minutes a day! ;D
Yep, the less you listen, the less stressful the whole thing is to deal with


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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Pete79 on May 09, 2020, 07:50:56 AM
I actually think this current time is by far the most fact based news we seen in many, many years.

I have seen signs that the shouty opinions are starting to push their way back into the news cycle recently. But personally I’ve been enjoying not hearing that dribble for the last little while.

As soon as we are let out of isolation, you can be guaranteed the ferrels will be all over our TVs again shouting at us telling us what we should be thinking and how we should be feeling about everything.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 09, 2020, 07:25:48 PM
I am grateful for being surrounded by good people who keep my grounded.
A few are Swaggers, others I have known since I was 16.
I'm grateful for their friendship.
Cheers to you Guys & Girls.
Thank you.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 20, 2020, 06:39:32 AM
I've not posted for a bit,
I have been busy, life can get like that.  I have plenty of work atm, things look positive for my family, for which I am Grateful.
Take care Swaggers, we'll get to camp again soon.
Cheers.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: noel_w on May 20, 2020, 09:07:50 AM
I've not posted for a bit,
I have been busy, life can get like that.  I have plenty of work atm, things look positive for my family, for which I am Grateful.
Take care Swaggers, we'll get to camp again soon.
Cheers.
I am grateful that Hairs is busy. Who knows what shenanigans he would be up to if he had nothing to do and couldn't go camping.  :cheers: :cheers: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Looking forward to having a campfire and a Ginger Beer (alcoholic of course) when all this Shite is over.

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on May 20, 2020, 11:11:31 AM
Looking forward to having a campfire and a Ginger Beer (alcoholic of course) when all this Shite is over.

Think we're all doing that Noel! :cup:

Our plans are looking like Bigriggen after the school holidays are over, & the first rush has (hopefully) settled down ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: noel_w on May 20, 2020, 03:33:56 PM
Think we're all doing that Noel! :cup:

Our plans are looking like Bigriggen after the school holidays are over, & the first rush has (hopefully) settled down ;D

 :cheers:
Let us know when you are going if you need some company.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on May 20, 2020, 04:57:23 PM
Let us know when you are going if you need some company.

Us & BiL were both going to go out for probably a week, & likely to grab a couple of powered sites 8)

May have to throw a general invitation out ??? ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 20, 2020, 06:10:53 PM


I am grateful that Hairs is busy. Who knows what shenanigans he would be up to if he had nothing to do and couldn't go camping.  :cheers: :cheers:
Looking forward to having a campfire and a Ginger Beer (alcoholic of course) when all this Shite is over.
Hi mate,
Will let you know when we can camp again.
Looking forward to it mate.
Happy Days ahead.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: speewa158 on May 20, 2020, 07:21:18 PM
 :cheers: l am now cleaning the Cub to put it on the market  , so it can create memories for others . We have our  & we want to pass the protentional to others  . Treg Up & Make Dust    :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 20, 2020, 07:35:07 PM
:cheers: l am now cleaning the Cub to put it on the market  , so it can create memories for others . We have our  & we want to pass the protentional to others  . Treg Up & Make Dust    :cheers:
Happy days.
Onward & upward.
Safe travels mate.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 22, 2020, 08:32:20 PM
I am grateful today because I made someone's world a little easier today.
Fixed a sticky timber gate,  pressure cleaned their paved steps.
Simple things to us, for them it was a world of difference.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Pottsy on May 22, 2020, 09:23:15 PM
I am grateful today because I made someone's world a little easier today.
Fixed a sticky timber gate,  pressure cleaned their paved steps.
Simple things to us, for them it was a world of difference.
And I am grateful for people like yourself, we have started using support workers thru NDIS just this past few weeks and it makes a real difference.
More power to you.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 23, 2020, 08:52:51 AM
And I am grateful for people like yourself, we have started using support workers thru NDIS just this past few weeks and it makes a real difference.
More power to you.
Hey Pottsy,
I love seeing the smiles on folks faces when their struggles are eased.
I was have a chat yesterday with a bloke in Maclean, who has diecided to change careers, he is an aircraft fitter, come handyman/carpenter, now he has rented a office block and is setting to help people that have depression, struggle with life.
From teenagers through to the elderly.
He has financed the whole gig himself, because he feels that passionate about peoples wellbeing.
He's asked me drop in from time to time, which I will to lend a hand.

I hope you enjoy your day mate.
Cheers
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Pottsy on May 23, 2020, 01:24:30 PM
Hey Pottsy,
I love seeing the smiles on folks faces when their struggles are eased.
I was have a chat yesterday with a bloke in Maclean, who has diecided to change careers, he is an aircraft fitter, come handyman/carpenter, now he has rented a office block and is setting to help people that have depression, struggle with life.
From teenagers through to the elderly.
He has financed the whole gig himself, because he feels that passionate about peoples wellbeing.
He's asked me drop in from time to time, which I will to lend a hand.

I hope you enjoy your day mate.

It sometimes the small things that mount up, trimming edges, sweeping paths, cleaning gutters, washing cars etc, things that you may have done regularly but now let go because other things become priorities. Our new lawn mowing bloke trimmed the bushes etc, when I said you don’t need to do that, he just replied you pay for an hour, you get an hour, I’ll keep your garden in top shape.
Sure put a smile on my face.

Cheers, enjoy your weekend.
Cheers
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 23, 2020, 03:24:27 PM
That's awesome mate.
Cheers
Title: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Jillsy on May 24, 2020, 07:14:37 PM
Today I am grateful that my Dad taught me most of the same things he taught my brothers (even though he was raised pretty "old school") ie how to drive a HR truck and dog, use a rifle, change a tyre, how to use a drill, how to change a gas bottle, measure 3 times and cut once etc.  The knowledge he has passed on to me has meant that I am confident to do a variety of tasks that are sometimes considered "a man's job".  This comes in handy due to Brett working away for half the year.  Plus I am a stubborn turd who loathes asking for help to do something  ;D.

Today I mounted a storage rack on the wall of our garage to hang the Tin Lids bikes and scooters on.  I am on an iso mission to claim back the back patio!

Thanks Dad.... :cup:

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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 25, 2020, 05:55:31 AM
Awesome Jillsy.
Well done.
Cheers
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: glenm64 on May 25, 2020, 11:31:11 AM
You would put most metrosexual city blokes to shame nowadays Jillsy. More power to women I say. Then us fellas can sit back even more while you shoot, gut, butcher and cook dinner right after you finished repairing the truck that broke down while you were driving back loaded with timber to build the new shed.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 25, 2020, 07:31:36 PM
I am Grateful for Today
Trip home after a big day.
I live in God's Country.
Life can be good.
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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 25, 2020, 08:20:56 PM
I'll just add,
I am so very Grateful for the phone calls this evening and the last week, from not only mates and Swaggers,(yes you Farkers are) as well as  from people I know through our 4wd club, guys that I have known for yonks in the building game, And from my teenage days.
That means heaps, Thank You.
To all Swaggers, you are Family.
Cheers.

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: briann532 on May 26, 2020, 05:45:28 PM
I'm grateful that despite everyone slagging whichever government in is at the time.....

Lets face it everyone slags whoever for doing the wrong thing, as if anyone could do a better job, (Except the Greens of course - they would Eff it up well and proper not a half arsed eff up like the others!!!)

.....back to the point.
I'm grateful that despite the media and the usual responses, our government has done a good effort to keep us plodding along and restrict the spread. (I won't use the C word as it conficts with beer I like and should be in another thread if I use that word.)

But hey guys, thanks and job well done.
Education kept going, money still got spend, and the economy is still running.
The world didn't end.

Now I will sit and wait to be shot down in flames for having an opinion  :-[  which no doubt is wrong and people will disagree, but I am grateful I live here and they have done what they have done.

Cheers
Brian

Oh and "Thank God", now I have religion thrown in as well so I don't miss out upsetting anyone!!!!
(nailed religion and politics in one)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 27, 2020, 06:12:46 PM
I'm grateful that despite everyone slagging whichever government in is at the time.....

Lets face it everyone slags whoever for doing the wrong thing, as if anyone could do a better job, (Except the Greens of course - they would Eff it up well and proper not a half arsed eff up like the others!!!)

.....back to the point.
I'm grateful that despite the media and the usual responses, our government has done a good effort to keep us plodding along and restrict the spread. (I won't use the C word as it conficts with beer I like and should be in another thread if I use that word.)

But hey guys, thanks and job well done.
Education kept going, money still got spend, and the economy is still running.
The world didn't end.

Now I will sit and wait to be shot down in flames for having an opinion  :-[  which no doubt is wrong and people will disagree, but I am grateful I live here and they have done what they have done.

Cheers
Brian

Oh and "Thank God", now I have religion thrown in as well so I don't miss out upsetting anyone!!!!
(nailed religion and politics in one)
Happy Days, you have Nailed it.


What am I Grateful for today.
A few things,
I have cold beer,
I worked today along side a bloke that I have known for nearly 18 years, he's an awesome bloke, besides being a fantastic tradie.
Hmmm,
Bring on tomorrow :)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: noel_w on May 28, 2020, 11:50:02 AM
I am grateful for having Micro$oft in my life (not).
Their own mobile app for email (Outlook) does not search the Global Address List in Exchange for peoples contact details whereas other 3rd party apps will search it happily and return all information.  ??? ??? ???
No wonder I am going grey and bald.
Bring on retirement I say.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: speewa158 on May 28, 2020, 08:10:54 PM
lm still here ,,,,
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: MB TD42 on May 28, 2020, 09:15:24 PM
Still breathing, Wife hasn't left me...kids still talk to me...have a home to live in...can still pay the bills...just...

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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on May 29, 2020, 05:48:00 PM
Caught up with a bloke I know, we aren't mates, but we bump into each other every now and then, today I went out of my way to see him.
He doubts himself, he get despessed, but he provides for his family, doesn't have a trade, self employed, hmmm.
Spent a good two hours with him.
I am grateful that I left him in a better place this arvo, and not one drop of grog was to be had.
Sometimes, a kind word goes a long way.
Take care Swaggers.

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on June 11, 2020, 04:39:08 PM
This was the view from my job site today after the fog lifted.
I am grateful today for living in the best country on the planet.
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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Bird on June 11, 2020, 07:18:19 PM
This was the view from my job site today after the fog lifted.
I am grateful today for living in the best country on the planet.
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didnt know you lived at Kurnell ???
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on June 11, 2020, 07:45:05 PM
didnt know you lived at Kurnell ???
Nah,
That's the Great Dividing Range in the background, our back yard.
:)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: rags on June 11, 2020, 08:58:33 PM
Nah,
That's the Great Dividing Range in the background, our back yard.
:)

No that’s not the Great Dividing Range, Anna has moved it,  she calls it the Qld Border.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on June 12, 2020, 06:30:27 AM
No that’s not the Great Dividing Range, Anna has moved it,  she calls it the Qld Border.
Ehehehe
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on June 14, 2020, 04:19:34 PM
Our youngest is growing into a good young man.

:)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: GeoffA on June 14, 2020, 05:54:29 PM
Our youngest is growing into a good young man.

:)

 :cup: :cup:

Never in doubt, Jon... ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: D4D on June 14, 2020, 06:04:05 PM
I'm grateful to hear the family up the road is safe after their house burnt down last night. One of the family members is quadriplegic and needs 24x7 care, so we were worried when we heard the emergency services and were alerted to the fire on the emergency app. We had a power outage in the area and they lit a candle in a bedroom upstairs, the rest as they say is history.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on June 14, 2020, 06:12:17 PM
:cup: :cup:

Never in doubt, Jon... ;D
Thanks mate.
Were are blessed with three awesome kids.
Happy Days

You & Kay travel safe mate.
Cheers
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on June 22, 2020, 12:44:46 PM
I'm grateful that we live in an awesome country.
Lunch time view.
:)
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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on June 24, 2020, 05:33:12 PM
I am grateful today, because I got to work along aside a top bloke.
He has had his share of Shite storms, he is an honest, hard working, genuine bloke.
Makes my day.
Happy Days.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on June 25, 2020, 06:19:14 PM
Spent another day doing the same.
When you come home, it feels good that I've had an awesome day.
No stress, laughs all day, no ego's.
The job gets done, finished, the customer comments that it was great to hear tradies having fun, and getting the job done.
It's always a great thing to hear feed back like that from people.
:)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on June 28, 2020, 05:19:24 PM
Spent 8 hours doing the first stage of becoming an RFS member.
What a selfless group they are
They range in from 76 year old to 18 yesr olds.
They are there, just to be part of their Communitty.
I have a head full info, it will take months to learn the ropes and years to have the knowledge that some of these guys & girls hold.
I'm always learning, to think you can just jump on a truck and you're right to go is foolish.
Look forward to the next training day.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on July 06, 2020, 09:21:34 PM
What am I grateful today?
I had a swagger call me today.
Asked me a few questions about a project they are planning.
Happy to help you out

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on July 06, 2020, 09:22:51 PM
Also grateful I have a warm house to come home too.
That also includes my family.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Frawls on July 07, 2020, 08:39:02 PM
Another six weeks of lockdown  >:( >:(
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on July 07, 2020, 08:43:43 PM
Another six weeks of lockdown  >:( >:(
Sheeesh,
I really feel for all.
Just because some can't think of others.
Take care.
:(
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: speewa158 on July 07, 2020, 10:05:05 PM
Another six weeks of lockdown  >:( >:(

Has anybody done the math on how much grog we need to collect to do 6 weeks lockdown ??
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: glenm64 on July 07, 2020, 10:11:03 PM
When the chips are down and friends step up for you. Never take them for granted.

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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: alnjan on July 07, 2020, 10:12:34 PM
Another six weeks of lockdown  >:( >:(

and according to Uncle Dan you all deserve it.   

Premier of the year
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on July 08, 2020, 07:22:29 AM
Take care.
:(

& that applies to all the Swaggers in harm's way down there :'(

Please stay safe!
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Beachman on July 08, 2020, 12:14:20 PM
Has anybody done the math on how much grog we need to collect to do 6 weeks lockdown ??

When you go to the bottle shop every couple of weeks you look like a normal person buying a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but when you need to buy 6 weeks worth in one go it's frightening how much is in your trollies  :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Bird on July 08, 2020, 12:26:33 PM
Quote from: alnjan
and according to Uncle Dan you all deserve it.   

Premier of the year
To be honest, he is right...

If people took it seriously instead of 'its all bullShit to control people' rubbish, videos on youtube of people being interviewed saying its all blown out of proportion....  to more people out shopping than I've seen in years, just as much traffic as ever on the Eastlink/Monash etc - we would be in a much better place than we are right now.

I think he did a good job, theres no user manual he can check to see what the **** hes supposed to be doing.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: edz on July 08, 2020, 12:29:20 PM
Has anybody done the math on how much grog we need to collect to do 6 weeks lockdown ??



2 X cans a week x 6  = 12 ...  + 18 spares if it goes longer,  easy  ....     :cup:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 08, 2020, 01:08:27 PM
To be honest, he is right...

If people took it seriously instead of 'its all bullShit to control people' rubbish, videos on youtube of people being interviewed saying its all blown out of proportion....  to more people out shopping than I've seen in years, just as much traffic as ever on the Eastlink/Monash etc - we would be in a much better place than we are right now.

I think he did a good job, theres no user manual he can check to see what the **** hes supposed to be doing.

Nailed it....
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Robbo on July 08, 2020, 02:33:01 PM
To be honest, he is right...

If people took it seriously instead of 'its all bullShit to control people' rubbish, videos on youtube of people being interviewed saying its all blown out of proportion....  to more people out shopping than I've seen in years, just as much traffic as ever on the Eastlink/Monash etc - we would be in a much better place than we are right now.

I think he did a good job, theres no user manual he can check to see what the **** hes supposed to be doing.
X2

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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on July 08, 2020, 03:57:58 PM


2 X cans a week x 6  = 12 ...  + 18 spares if it goes longer,  easy  ....     :cup:

Mind you, Edz is talking about cartons when he says 2 x cans a week ...  >:D

 :cheers: ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Ozsnowman on July 08, 2020, 04:55:54 PM
Grateful that I am not in Melbourne but in regional Vic
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on July 08, 2020, 05:00:12 PM
Grateful that I am not in Melbourne but in regional Vic
Stay safe mate.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Ozsnowman on July 08, 2020, 05:18:52 PM
Stay safe mate.

Thanks mate! Trying our best lol - luckily we are in a small town
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Champin on July 08, 2020, 05:23:49 PM
Mind you, Edz is talking about cartons when he says 2 x cans a week ...  >:D

 :cheers: ;D
Yeah I thought he was talking kegs

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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: briann532 on July 08, 2020, 05:28:22 PM
Yeah I thought he was talking kegs

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Obviously he just misspelt kegs or it was that damn autocorrect!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: edz on July 08, 2020, 11:14:39 PM
Nooo you lot ...   Usualy two cans a week, rough week it may get stretched to four  .. Fraser trip it goes to two a day ..   ;D ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on July 09, 2020, 07:43:42 AM


Fraser trip it goes to two a day ..   ;D ;D
You Rebel you ;)

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Ozsnowman on July 10, 2020, 11:21:15 AM
To be honest, he is right...

If people took it seriously instead of 'its all bullShit to control people' rubbish, videos on youtube of people being interviewed saying its all blown out of proportion....  to more people out shopping than I've seen in years, just as much traffic as ever on the Eastlink/Monash etc - we would be in a much better place than we are right now.

I think he did a good job, theres no user manual he can check to see what the **** hes supposed to be doing.
Fully agree Bird - now more than ever people have to have some damn responsibility for their own lives and the consequences of f%^&&ng around...
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on July 10, 2020, 04:43:33 PM
I'm Grateful today, because I have beers in the fridge, work in front of me, good mates, great kids, anwesome wife who puts up with my Shite, and a warm fire tonight.
Cheers.

Take care Swaggers.
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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: speewa158 on July 10, 2020, 08:12:54 PM
To be honest, he is right...

If people took it seriously instead of 'its all bullShit to control people' rubbish, videos on youtube of people being interviewed saying its all blown out of proportion....  to more people out shopping than I've seen in years, just as much traffic as ever on the Eastlink/Monash etc - we would be in a much better place than we are right now.

I think he did a good job, theres no user manual he can check to see what the **** hes supposed to be doing.
Well if he stopped pandering to his Union Overlords that are calling the tune thats a start . lf it wasnt for them Dan would be sweeping Flinders Street . Please establish Lock Down  by security people that dont " Pork " the locked down . After said act they go out into the community to become  " Super  Spireaders "  . Pandering to Union Mates keeping the jobs  " ln house " & not with the ADF . The ADF know what security really is , as they protect us as they should  .
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: glenm64 on July 11, 2020, 05:45:49 PM

Pandering to Union Mates keeping the jobs  " ln house ".


Most security would have been $10/hr rent a cops not even smart enough to know shagging lepers isnt a good idea. Guarantee they are just casual labour, cheap as you can get, read this page and now your inducted professionals.
Everyone wants to blame someone, when if the truth is told, everyone directly involved is trying to get on top of this regardless of were they sit on the political spectrum. Pity everyone else doesnt try to do their bit. Thats were we should be focusing, keeping peer pressure on the selfish pricks causing the problem. Need to stop reading Sky News mate, more facts in a Phantom cartoon book.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200711/a8a102f5077a8ada203f6e7c5de8feae.gif)

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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: alnjan on July 11, 2020, 06:18:56 PM

Most security would have been $10/hr rent a cops not even smart enough to know shagging lepers isnt a good idea. Guarantee they are just casual labour, cheap as you can get, read this page and now your inducted professionals.
Everyone wants to blame someone, when if the truth is told, everyone directly involved is trying to get on top of this regardless of were they sit on the political spectrum. Pity everyone else doesnt try to do their bit. Thats were we should be focusing, keeping peer pressure on the selfish pricks causing the problem. Need to stop reading Sky News mate, more facts in a Phantom cartoon book.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200711/a8a102f5077a8ada203f6e7c5de8feae.gif)

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 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:   more then just Sky News saying it.

A lot of questions being asked by many people with no answers being given.   

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: bmwfreak on July 11, 2020, 06:31:44 PM

Thats were we should be focusing, keeping peer pressure on the selfish pricks causing the problem.

 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 12, 2020, 12:06:25 PM
Well if he stopped pandering to his Union Overlords that are calling the tune thats a start . lf it wasnt for them Dan would be sweeping Flinders Street . Please establish Lock Down  by security people that dont " Pork " the locked down . After said act they go out into the community to become  " Super  Spireaders "  . Pandering to Union Mates keeping the jobs  " ln house " & not with the ADF . The ADF know what security really is , as they protect us as they should  .

I disagree with that. Most ADF are trained to do their job either as Tech Professionals, or Combat Troops. They don't do much in the way of general crowd control and policing. And they don't have any official authority, as far as the Australian public is concerned, unless military law has been proclaimed. Not an easy thing to do either.

Their medical and logistics specialists are exemplary in what they do though, and can be effectively used to bolster civilian staff in that field.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Troopy_03 on July 12, 2020, 12:07:43 PM
I'm grateful my hangover isn't too bad this morning.....  :-[  :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on July 12, 2020, 12:10:35 PM
I'm grateful my hangover isn't too bad this morning.....  :-[  :cheers:
Yep,
Feeling a little dusty myself :(
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on July 13, 2020, 08:18:59 PM
Sheeeesh,
I have helped a retired couple for a few years now,  I haven't under cut myself, felt a bit guilty for charging them a few times, considering it was for something minor
I have learnt a lot from them, and enjoyed their friendship.
I finished a few jobs for them, a few Grab rails about the house/showers, toilets, from and rear steps, overhead cupboards, replace a dishwasher, modify a cabnet for a new oven.
Erect a 6x6 Carport.
We have never discussed payment, they have always  to leave an envelope in my vehicle without me knowing.
Got home this arvo, went to recharge the batteries(18V Makita gear), and bugger me there is an envelope.
That will help out heaps, they have found time to print off a copy of what they have deposited to my account.
So very thankful, hmmm
I am humbled.
:)


   
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on July 15, 2020, 04:33:15 PM
Still not entirely certain :-\, but yeah, sort of grateful (& I'm sure I will be later!).

Had a visit to the orthopod this morning to check out my hip, which has been bugging me for a couple of years now, despite lots of things being tried on it, & which has been getting worse these last several months :'(

He twisted it round a bit :'(, had a look at the various scans & so on, asked about how well the last cortisone shot worked, then said "Hmmm, looks like you're up for a new hip - when would you like it done?" :o

So we're away for a week from tomorrow, then into hospital the following Monday for a hip replacement!

At least I'll hae a good excuse to sit round a campfire with people bringing me a constant supply of cold beer! ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on July 15, 2020, 04:36:32 PM
That's great news mate.
Happy days.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Spada on July 15, 2020, 05:04:29 PM

So we're away for a week from tomorrow, then into hospital the following Monday for a hip replacement!


Geeze, thats quick. obviously not public  >:D

Here's to a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Pottsy on July 15, 2020, 05:16:32 PM
Still not entirely certain :-\, but yeah, sort of grateful (& I'm sure I will be later!).

Had a visit to the orthopod this morning to check out my hip, which has been bugging me for a couple of years now, despite lots of things being tried on it, & which has been getting worse these last several months :'(

He twisted it round a bit :'(, had a look at the various scans & so on, asked about how well the last cortisone shot worked, then said "Hmmm, looks like you're up for a new hip - when would you like it done?" :o

So we're away for a week from tomorrow, then into hospital the following Monday for a hip replacement!

At least I'll hae a good excuse to sit round a campfire with people bringing me a constant supply of cold beer! ;D

Dare I say it Hip, Hip Hooray!

Good Luck Fizzie.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: tedota on July 15, 2020, 07:42:54 PM
You won't know yourself.
 I suffered for 5 years with a buggered hip and couldn't swing my right leg past verticle when walking. Sold the ducati and jetski as I kept cramping up after sitting for long periods. Saw my doctor and he said you're to young but after another 3 months went back and got a referral. Went to the specialist and he said "You should have had it done years ago. I do them on people from 20 to 90 years old."
It's a whole new world for me now.
You'll be up and about before you know it.
And they'll give you good drugs as well  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on July 16, 2020, 06:09:01 AM
Thanks, fellas!

Geeze, thats quick. obviously not public  >:D

Could have been quicker!

He said this is what we've got to do, opened his diary, then said no, can't do it this week, how about next ??? :o

Explained that we're away for the week, back next Thursday. Oh, OK, turned another page - how about Monday 27 ???

OK!

Must admit I was a bit surprised, as even with Private, I expected a month or so ???, but I guess that's what you pay the $ for!

Oh, & the cost for a hip is $35k! :o

Still not certain of what I'll be out of pocket but looks like ~$2000, but we'll find out for sure.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Steffo1 on July 16, 2020, 06:19:26 PM
Still not certain of what I'll be out of pocket but looks like ~$2000, but we'll find out for sure.
That'll be the hip pocket, too.

Good luck with it all.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Ozsnowman on July 22, 2020, 11:35:00 AM
Immensely grateful for the public health system in this country. I know it has a lot of things wrong with it, but it's there when you need it - even in this massive outbreak time!
Had the Mrs rushed to the hospital as she wasn't travelling well mentally last Friday, and I can't say enough good things about the staff, hospital and the system. Love them all.

Important message people, for god's sake look after your mental health and don't be afraid to seek help. She did, and it saved her  :'(
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on July 22, 2020, 12:07:18 PM


.
Important message people, for god's sake look after your mental health and don't be afraid to seek help. She did, and it saved her  :'(
Well said & yes  seek help.


Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on August 04, 2020, 06:12:18 PM
I am grateful that I live where we do.
The Lawrence communitty is an awesome part of the world.
A nieghbour had a delivery of stones, bark fir the garden.
Access is through the back lane(grassed), everyone's storm water flows across the lane to our 2 acres, which we don't have a problem with.
Anyway, the tipper got bogged, as a true Australian, I rock up in thongs & a Tallie to see if I can help.
There is a few digging, jambing  timber under the wheels.
She isn't going anywhere.
Make a phone call and within ten a 4wd tractor is on the job.
A lot of the lane needs a Bobcat to fix it, but that is sorted.
Tipper is out, the guys can get home, have a coldie.
Nothing was a hassle or problem.
Love it when people come together and a problem is sorted.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Champin on August 04, 2020, 06:43:52 PM
Keeping the community spirit alive. Good on ya mate.

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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on August 04, 2020, 08:33:02 PM
Keeping the community spirit alive. Good on ya mate.

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Cheers,
That is what the effort is for.
All of our kids attended daycare, preshool, primary school here.
Fysh & myself have in someway been involved in our communitty for nearly 20 years.
It just feels right to keep giving.
Thanks mate.

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: #jonesy on August 05, 2020, 06:32:57 AM
Your community needs to get with the times. They're supposed to standing around filming it on the phone and abusing the driver...   ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on August 05, 2020, 07:26:42 AM
Complaining that the Council haven't put in a 4-lane bitumen road to allow for one heavy vehicle a year, abusing the sod that owns that 2 acres of grassland because he hasn't sorted out proper storm-water drainage yet ... ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on August 05, 2020, 08:32:21 PM
What a world we live in these days.
So much pain, uncertainty, but
We have each other, talk to ya mates, talk to strangers, connect.
Take care.
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Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on August 09, 2020, 06:39:57 PM
I am grateful for so much.
I have a soul mate, Love ya Fysh.
We have kids that are doing great.
We have mates/friends that care.

Hope all Swaggers are well, safe and doing the best they you can.
Just shout out if things are not going well, you feel it it's dragging you down.

The reason for this post is,
In the last couple of weeks, I have had a few life long mates that have had some pretty bad cards dealt to them.
Two are going through a marriage break ups, they never saw it coming, young children involved.
One has lost his business.
Another has had their brother take their life.
A life long friend is dealing with her father living 400k's away, he has dementia.

If we all threw our problems into a pile and could see theirs,
I reckon I would grab mine back.

Take care Swaggers.

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on August 10, 2020, 09:15:33 AM
Just shout out if things are not going well, you feel it it's dragging you down.

Jeez, Jon, with all that going on around you, you need to take care of yourself! :'(

R U OK ???

You know where to find us if you need a chat!

Take care, mate.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on August 10, 2020, 01:30:45 PM
Jeez, Jon, with all that going on around you, you need to take care of yourself! :'(

R U OK ???

You know where to find us if you need a chat!

Take care, mate.

 :cheers:
Hey mate,
Yes, I am doing good, cheers
I am so very fortunate to have a loving family,  I work with some wonderful people, I meet every day some amazing people who inspire me to keep me grounded, just as I am so grateful to people around me who care.
Having just joined the RFS, they are a very supportive group who have your back.
Last meeting, the Captain & deputy, both approached me and asked how things are.
They genuinely are concerned for all members mental health.

Thanks heapsfor asking mate.
Cheers.

Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on August 19, 2020, 01:56:58 PM
I am grafteful for,
Our middle child, turned 20 yesterday.
She has grown into a beautiful young woman.
Has a job that she loves, a boyfriend who deeply cares for her and respects her.
She has found her feet.
We love her to bits.
So proud of how far she has come.
 ;D
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on September 10, 2020, 09:24:06 PM
Hey Fizzie,
I'm going ok, like a lot these days, I sometimes struggle to get motivated, but I find that spark that fires me up.
Thanks for asking.

Today I'm a grateful for a couple of phone calls from mates I have known since we played footy, Byron Bay U17's
1983, how good is that  :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on September 11, 2020, 05:48:12 PM
Today I grateful for being able to lend a hand to a stranger, unexpected.
Most that witnessed her predicament, just walked away, some had their phones out.
Another can up to me afterwards, thanked me.
After chatting for a bit,
Their own a few properties, they would like me to manage their up keep.

Enjoy your day Swaggers.
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: GeoffA on September 11, 2020, 06:06:43 PM
 :cup: :cup:

Paying it forward Jon.

Nice to see someone appreciated your caring attitude.

 :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on September 11, 2020, 06:20:57 PM
:cup: :cup:

Paying it forward Jon.

Nice to see someone appreciated your caring attitude.

 :cheers: :cheers:
Hi mate,
It doesn't cost anything to be a good person.
Just be kind, it will come back.

You guys take care.
 :)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on September 16, 2020, 07:19:30 PM
I am a member of a  Facebook group called 'The Wolf Pack'.
It was started by a bloke in The Clarence Valley reaching out to other Blokes who were not feeling their best, relationship break downs/breakups, not seeing their kids, businesses folding.
Kicked it off when Covid showed up.
He did it to help, he leads the way to be a good person, offers help, goes out of his way to catch up with anyone local who needs a chat.
There are many who have laid open their lives, shared their pain, their hurt, missing their kids, struggling to catch up with their mates. Their stories and pain are real.

It makes me Grateful for what I have in life.

Take care of each other, by doing this it makes you take care of yourself.

Looking forward to the next camp fire.
Enjoy you day.


Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: chester ver2.0 on September 17, 2020, 09:01:07 AM
Im grateful for our new neighbors

New guys renting next door and they don't have a lawnmower, so me being the nice guy i am did their front lawn and verge for them the other day

Got home last night and tripped over a 6 pack of beer at the back door
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: DannyG on September 17, 2020, 11:34:06 AM
Im grateful for our new neighbors

New guys renting next door and they don't have a lawnmower, so me being the nice guy i am did their front lawn and verge for them the other day

Got home last night and tripped over a 6 pack of beer at the back door

They are going to have a nice lawn with you cutting it every second day then ;)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Daz100 on September 19, 2020, 07:13:47 AM
I am grateful for...

Finally landing a job, its been hard for a long while.

Made redundant March 2019, found work Nov 2019 as a Tow Truck Operator, hours and pay not good but it was a job so was pleased with that. Then we had the Bat situation, so was laid off April 2020.

Applying for pretty much everything that suited my skill set and some that didnt. Had 1 call back in all of that. Thinking to myself, what the hell do I have to do.

Then one particular job that I applied for, which I never heard back from, I went in to speak with them, was told "Yeah, I looked  at your resume but flicked it aside". Hmmm Ok, so we had a chat, after 10 minutes he changed his mind and said, "I tell you what, how about you come in Monday and we will give you a week's trial"

Bonza, that was two weeks ago, it looks like I am just the person they are looking for and onward and upward from here.

I am now gainfully employed and in a job that I am really enjoying, I feel like I am back on track.

I feel so lucky

Cheers Daz
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on September 19, 2020, 07:27:08 AM
Hey Daz,
That's awesome to hear mate. :cup:
Fantastic stuff.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Fizzie on September 19, 2020, 07:59:49 AM
Good to hear, Daz! :cup:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: GeoffA on September 19, 2020, 08:02:28 AM
Onya Daz.... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: McTavish on September 21, 2020, 10:33:35 PM
Congrats Daz - great news
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on September 23, 2020, 08:55:03 PM
Hmmm,
I am grateful for,
I've had member messages, phone calls, mates checking in to see how I am.
Thank you.
Stay positive(yeah I know I can be negative at times), but here is a pic that speaks heaps.
Some days it isn't easy to do, but you may just change somesone day.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200923/384f4f62d5f33dc1f828319e0955b43d.jpg)
Title: Re: What am I Grateful for today.
Post by: Hairs on September 26, 2020, 11:51:44 AM
I am grateful today for the following.
Young Jack completed year 12, he has applied to Southern Cross University(Bachelor of Science), the world is his oyster now, he has also gained employment 3 days a week working, carring groceries/packing shelves.
All three children now have work, and are moving onwards and starting their own journey through life.
Proud parents we are. :)