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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2975 on: March 25, 2019, 08:31:43 AM »
Tried to get in there for this week-end, but they are booked out a month in advance?

So I'm stocking the fridge in the camper and about to head up to Sandy Creek.
Coulda come and camped with us, plenty of room. Think they try and keep the numbers down so not packed to the rafters.
Only issue we had was there were millions of caterpillers dropping from the trees. Owners said not normal, they usually arrive in September. Didn't worry us at all but another family packed up and went home early Saturday. I think we were ok as my camper is a forward fold and nothing much touches the ground. The ones that had troubles had soft fold campers which have a heap of canvas on the ground. They had them everywhere.
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2976 on: March 25, 2019, 10:58:30 AM »
was there much water in the creek Noel?
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The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2977 on: March 25, 2019, 10:58:55 AM »
Packing the truck to go camping at Spring Gully Stays. Be nice to get away for a couple of days.
I know the owners , it’s really nice out there. Gets busy some days with tour busses.


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« Reply #2978 on: March 25, 2019, 11:24:51 AM »
was there much water in the creek Noel?
speaking of water...was out at Stanthorpe over the weekend, geez they need rain there badly. Saw big illuminated signs in the main street about thier water restrictions (likely for tourist info being a big concert there that weekend), and every property I could see a dam on was empty or as good as empty. We went there via Condamine Gorge, 3/4 of the crossings were bone dry....never seen it like that before
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2979 on: March 25, 2019, 12:02:11 PM »
was there much water in the creek Noel?
Pretty much the same as normal. A good stream flowing down under the culvert past the camp area and the swimming hole looked to be fairly fresh and normal level.
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2980 on: March 25, 2019, 12:03:58 PM »
speaking of water...was out at Stanthorpe over the weekend, geez they need rain there badly. Saw big illuminated signs in the main street about thier water restrictions (likely for tourist info being a big concert there that weekend), and every property I could see a dam on was empty or as good as empty. We went there via Condamine Gorge, 3/4 of the crossings were bone dry....never seen it like that before
Had entertained the idea of visiting Sundown the week after Easter. If it is that dry maybe not a great idea.
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2981 on: March 25, 2019, 12:22:17 PM »
speaking of water...was out at Stanthorpe over the weekend, geez they need rain there badly. Saw big illuminated signs in the main street about thier water restrictions (likely for tourist info being a big concert there that weekend), and every property I could see a dam on was empty or as good as empty. We went there via Condamine Gorge, 3/4 of the crossings were bone dry....never seen it like that before

Bugger, heading out there this weekend with a few mates, who have never been in the area.
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2982 on: March 25, 2019, 01:24:18 PM »
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2983 on: March 25, 2019, 06:43:04 PM »
Had entertained the idea of visiting Sundown the week after Easter. If it is that dry maybe not a great idea.
I did wonder what it would look like there currently with how bad locals were saying it is around Ballandean where we actually stayed (easier to say Stanthorpe earlier as most know that name).

Bugger, heading out there this weekend with a few mates, who have never been in the area.
Condamine Gorge or Stanthorpe?....assume you mean the gorge. It's still a nice drive to visit Spicers Gap / Governors Chair Lookout, then cut across Croftby Rd (dirt road with stunning views of the range to your right) and through the gorge for lunch at Killarney pub. The gorge is still a pretty drive, but it's certainly nicer to have water flowing through the crossings....doubt Queen Mary Falls would be flowing much at all either.
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2984 on: March 29, 2019, 11:33:19 PM »
Getting out of the way of an Agro intoxicated scrote with small D*ck syndrome as he deliberately tried to run me over in his flash sign written work van in my works car park .  :-\ :-X
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« Reply #2985 on: March 30, 2019, 04:55:43 AM »
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2986 on: March 30, 2019, 08:04:44 AM »
Getting out of the way of an Agro intoxicated scrote with small D*ck syndrome as he deliberately tried to run me over in his flash sign written work van in my works car park .  :-\ :-X

Hope he's now got a nice big boot print in the driver's door >:D
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2987 on: March 30, 2019, 08:25:31 AM »
Throwing the fridge in the Disco for a 0900 departure for a couple of days camping near Killarney.
Might be an interesting time, weather wise.
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2988 on: March 31, 2019, 03:46:58 PM »
I did wonder what it would look like there currently with how bad locals were saying it is around Ballandean where we actually stayed (easier to say Stanthorpe earlier as most know that name).
Condamine Gorge or Stanthorpe?....assume you mean the gorge. It's still a nice drive to visit Spicers Gap / Governors Chair Lookout, then cut across Croftby Rd (dirt road with stunning views of the range to your right) and through the gorge for lunch at Killarney pub. The gorge is still a pretty drive, but it's certainly nicer to have water flowing through the crossings....doubt Queen Mary Falls would be flowing much at all either.

Mal, thanks for the tip about Croftby Rd, Went that route on the way home, with a detour to Gov's Chair. Top view. Also, a shot of Spicers.
Got hammered in that storm yesterday just starting White Swamp Rd. Got a tad slippery in places. Condamine Rd came up quickly!
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2989 on: March 31, 2019, 04:47:56 PM »
Mal, thanks for the tip about Croftby Rd, Went that route on the way home, with a detour to Gov's Chair. Top view. Also, a shot of Spicers.
Got hammered in that storm yesterday just starting White Swamp Rd. Got a tad slippery in places. Condamine Rd came up quickly!
no worries mate...i found that Croftby road route several years ago when plotting drives for the Qld 4wd Corroborree our club was hosting (i was looking for dirt roads to drive), it's got some stunning views of The Great Dividing Range hey 8) Good to hear Condamine Gorge got some water flowing again, was looking pretty sad last week.
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2990 on: March 31, 2019, 06:00:22 PM »
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2991 on: April 01, 2019, 10:37:37 AM »
Watching and talking to a sparky while he put new smoke alarms in.

Fun fact: the ones that are now installed have to be hard wired into the 240V system and need interconnection in queensland and if not replaced every 10 years you have no house insurance since the batterys iin them only have warrenty for 10 years.

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The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2992 on: April 01, 2019, 12:16:44 PM »
Moving a bee hive. Not something I've had any experience with before.

I went to stack the woodshed with a ute load of firewood and found that a swarm had moved in under the pallet I had as a floor, sometime over the summer.



Anyway, they are very polite bees, only stung the professional twice. This was despite the fact we upended their nest, cut the comb away, rubber banded it onto new frames and swept them up in a dustpan and dumped them into a box. All done without PPE and just a bit of smoke.



They are now getting used to the idea of moving into their new home and once they calm down a bit they'll get locked in and re-located.
The poor girls were struggling with the drought though, lots of empty cells and pupa coming along, but no actual honey.
I got a jar as compensation from the bee keeper though :D.

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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2993 on: April 02, 2019, 08:50:55 AM »
Watching and talking to a sparky while he put new smoke alarms in.

Fun fact: the ones that are now installed have to be hard wired into the 240V system and need interconnection in queensland and if not replaced every 10 years you have no house insurance since the batterys iin them only have warrenty for 10 years.

The whole alarm has to be replaced ???

You can't just change the battery ???

& it would actually have to be all of them, wouldn't it!
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2994 on: April 02, 2019, 09:33:25 AM »
Watching and talking to a sparky while he put new smoke alarms in.

Fun fact: the ones that are now installed have to be hard wired into the 240V system and need interconnection in queensland and if not replaced every 10 years you have no house insurance since the batterys iin them only have warrenty for 10 years.

I installed the wireless ones (not 240 volt).  Replacing them every 10 years is no problem.  Do the 240volt ones work if you electrical box is the cause of the fire, as happens? Most boxes are out side and your alarm wouldn't recognise the fire if the circuits are all off.  ???  Give me the Shits with false alarms at times due to high humidity...
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2995 on: April 02, 2019, 11:20:33 AM »
I installed the wireless ones (not 240 volt).  Replacing them every 10 years is no problem.  Do the 240volt ones work if you electrical box is the cause of the fire, as happens? Most boxes are out side and your alarm wouldn't recognise the fire if the circuits are all off.  ???  Give me the Shits with false alarms at times due to high humidity...
pretty sure they all still have battery back up don’t they?
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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2996 on: April 02, 2019, 11:25:07 AM »
pretty sure they all still have battery back up don’t they?

Your right.  I just did some research on them.  The battery is not a lithium 10 year one so needs replacing annually.

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Re: The "What Were You Doing Half An Hour Ago" Thread
« Reply #2997 on: April 02, 2019, 03:23:23 PM »
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« Reply #2998 on: April 04, 2019, 07:41:29 PM »
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