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Cool Benji washing the Lighthouse !!

Not quite, but close

Been a

The Entrance to the A L B G

good week – really. Annabell is hosting the ladies coffee on a Tuesday evening and the ladies coffee morning on the Wednesday morning.  That said, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this month, are tied up:  Monday and Tuesday I help her clean, polish and set things up – Wednesday afternoon I help her put things away. This week – of course – is her last week. I think I have mentioned this before that they each pay a small fee, some of which is used for tea, coffee and so forth, but the bulk of it – other than a couple of dollars,  (to keep the account open) goes to charity and last year they gave three thousand dollars – a thousand of which went, via me, to the RFDS. The other two thousand went to two other support groups.

Now, I wanted some more native plants so I decided that on Thursday I would take a run through to the Arid Lands Botanic Garden (ALBG) and take Benji with me.  I expect you have heard the saying, “The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley (often go astray)” and that’s what happened here. Decided to help Annabell with the washing before I left. Got the washing in the machine, it filled up with water – then died. It’s been acting strange for a while now ;  we decided there and then to get rid of it and buy a new machine. So we went out to look for a new machine, but she has this thing about front loaders because she can’t reach down into a top loading machine to get the washing out at the bottom. Anyway, bought the machine, they delivered and installed it and took away the old machine that same afternoon, and by the time they did that, it was much to late to go to the ALBG. Might try again for this coming Thursday :o)

On our way.

Today (Sunday) was a bit cool. Sun was shining and it looked nice outside. The reality is that you can’t see the wind, but we took a drive out to the

The Lighthouse

lighthouse (30 klm away)  and had a wander  around – back to town and then a trip to the beach before driving home. Benji loves being in the car but he is not a “stick your head out of the window” dog and he is happy to curl up on the front seat. I have never been able to take a photograph of Benji sitting at the lighthouse. He will sit down no

This is so true.

bother, but as soon as I move away, he follows. I tell him to “stay” but he wont. However, not knowing his background before I adopted him, perhaps there is some abandonment issues there somewhere. He is much the same in the house – I move, he follows and if I really have to leave him and go out, I get a look that haunts me  right up until I get home again. However, to be fair I do take him with me most times and he so loves going out in the car.

Friday sees the Official First Day of Spring. The weather over the last few days has been fairly good, so if this keeps up and I get away, it should be a nice day for me and my Associate to drive to the ALBG and Better Homes and Gardens. If I do get to go over to the ALBG I will see how close I can get to the main buildings and decide if I can leave the man in the car or if it’s too warm to do so even with the windows open.

It’s been a long week.

This weekend – or at least part of it – will be a busy time for the RFDS. On Friday we will be involved in the “Meet and Greet” Barbecue for the new owner of Arrium and on Saturday we have a Barbecue at Stratco Hardware Store.  I’ve had “fun” this week organising teams for both functions – a double team for Friday since this is expected to be big and busy, and the usual four team for Stratco on the Saturday. Since the AGM in June and the handing over of our cheque for $37,000 to Central Operations, we have been fairly busy and have accumulated a healthy balance.

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8 comments on “Cool Benji washing the Lighthouse !!

  1. I like this way to raise money for a good cause, hope a lot of moneeh goes to charity ;o)
    Phenny is the kind of pup with the head out of the window, he also tries to use the driver window what’s annoying for the driver ;O))))
    love the light house, I bet Benjiy enjoyed it to be there ;o)

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  2. What an exquisite lighthouse pic. Not having water anywhere near me, there is something quite magical about lighthouses in my mind. Sam and Elsa love riding in the car but for them, it means curling up in tight balls in the back seat. I barely know they’re with me on drives. Happy weekend. Hope the weather stays moderate for you to make the garden center trip.

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    • The government closed it down in the 1990s but the City Council bought it and took control of the lighthouse and the cottages. They are hired out to various groups for weekend retreats and conferences.

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  3. Machines, huh? We had the same earlier in the year when our washer filled with smoke. That didn’t seem too good so we decided on urgent replacement too.

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  4. Sounds like a long, productive week. I hate it when appliances decide to die – it’s always when you are in the middle of something and really need them, isn’t it? Glad Benji gets to go with you most places. Tippy wishes she could go with me, but has no separation anxiety, thank goodness.

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    • Yes it was a very busy week but productive and I even got to meet the new owner of Arrium. Benji loves going out his concern about being left is such that I have thought him sleeping and have gone out of the room, only to look down and see him at my feet.

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