The RFDS have a very busy period this weekend and today they are out at an auction in another part of the area – yet another property that has been taken over by a compulsory purchase order for use by the military. This is even more land that is now closed of to the rest of the world so the military can play their games in an area larger than most European countries. I said this to a military person and the reply was ” have you any idea of the range of modern tank shells?” My reply was , ” no but do they cover an area larger than say, Holland, Belgium, Denmark?” The SA Government Web Site extolls the virtues of South Australia as a Defence “friendly” State with the largest land testing range in the world – 127,000 square kilometers and to that we can add another 24,000 square kilometres that they now control in this area. Not a bad play pen for a defence force smaller than that of Switzerland.
The sun has not been shining for the last two days and it’s still not shining People are out at the Auction and I’ll be interested in hearing how that went. I have my thing tomorrow and again next Saturday. There is another function this Sunday, but I’m out of that one.
I decided, after consultation with the trader, to cancel my event for today. It’s chucking it down and the wind is playing havoc in the area, so there would be little or no protection. I sent the girls home. I went our to the other function that we were also running and having navigated my way through ( a power boat licence would have helped) a sea of water and mud, saw nothing there and departed. There is no cover there at all so if that group decide to do that, a) I think they would be foolish and b) they could be setting themselves up as potential clients of the RFDS because we are on our way to breaking even more records. I used to say that “we don’t do floods, just big puddles” – this last month I am not quite as sure as I was.
I will be heading off to Adelaide in the morning so Herself will feed and water the dogs for the next two days. The electrician has completed the work so I will have to give John a call and get him over to help me move the big old cupboard and get it to the dump. So now that that’s done I can think about what to do with the space and I will have a look for a good sized toolbox that will fit in that area and can hold all the barbecue tools. Should be a good asset to the area and part of my rehabilitation of the place, and it’s good to get rid of that redundant electrical wiring. It’s getting there…slowly