Monday, 31 May 2021

Insight to when to move on from that attachment

When your world around you seems to stop 

Then go haywire. Plans change. People alter their minds. Change their tune.

Little things nag at your mind.

The solution is simple 

Call them out without their knowledge. Examples are people that you meet. get along with yet are not free in their truths.

Examples... you believe that they are singe. Then you find they have a partner.  A work partner.  Then a little down the road that partner becomes a 'live in the same house" but they are just helping them out.

About now there are alarm bells ringing. Loud and clear.  

You bump into them down the road

Engage in general conversation.  You return the kindness shown. Yet something is gut feeling just not right.

Long story short this kind of relationship build has a cycle of about six weeks. Should you make it through that six weeks good for you.  The reason for this attitude is simple.

By now you've gone through the systematic wow they are fantastic.  Then through the something is not right.  Through now into the what is wrong with me.... only to realize you have the upper hand.  They have started tripping over their own feet. 

They now need you more than you actually need them.  

People all around the world need someone who is perfect. After a few weeks that Wow factor of theirs dims. You are not perfect.  You know that. So what. Who is perfect?

That perfection attempt now comes with 

a bank account... [yours] attached t it.

Often it's an attempt to move you from one platform onto another. report and then block.  Don't make a threat.... just do. The person has already skimmed your connections and is waiting for your bank account information.  That comes anytime you make a "Yes" statement.  Wait a few weeks and some piddly amount will try to be taken out of your bank account. Be forewarned... inform the bank today.  Not tomorrow or next week.  You could be stuck in an area that needs your card and what you've earned, saved or squared away .... not there anymore.

Technology is fantastic...

You move to another place on your trip.  Take photos, write articles. Snap write and create the necessary post. Auto publishes for another time frame and date. Voila.

Say good morning and good night.  A little idle chit-chat.... leave the story and descriptions behind where you truly are, or what has happened to you for everyone to read. Better there, on a blog or vlog, podcast or article.... than in someone 100% supremacist/ psychopathic or just narcissistic mind. 

Oh, and when they make mention of things in their lives... 

But I told you I have a partner.... much to your shock when they said this .... then they quantify that statement with 'no not a lover..or it's complicated etc.'  Take heed of these alarm bells.  These are the ones that they will trip over. Satisfy their ego if you will.  but know what you have given out is not what and who you are.

Their sad little minds are devoid of logic and the emotions that your needing to find fulfillment with.

The time you move on is now.

Carry on down the pathway you may as well make you're traveling a terrific trip with the skills of communication they have opened up inside you.

Unfortunately, there are so many travelers who get stuck in the need of someone else's 100% perfect world.

The world out there is not perfect. 

There is beauty in the broken scenery. The whoosh of the water. The trickle of the streams. The drip of the raindrop The splash of you wading through the streams. 

That click of the record button. Video or photo. Podcasts. Even a phone back home to an elderly relative.

Take heed from the professional travelers.  

Professional travelers post well after they have left an area. What is posted is professional to the best of their skills and ability.  Often via a public library internet service. Ready to download into the system from a stick. 

Then the stick discarded after the contents deleted

Take care in all your travels.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Cutting Out The Blackberry

 Careful when the feet land on the property around the corner.  

Horribly there is a huge growth of blackberries that have never been there in thirty years.  These blackberries are higher than the roof guttering.

The easiest way to get these down just gets in there and get them down...manually.  One step at a time.  Unfortunately anytime there is blackberry you have to get rid of the root base. That means poisoning the ground in and around the blackberry area.  

Guess what. This is where the concreating in the backyard is going to be really handy.

The challenge is that while maintenance thing slows the travel plans down there are advantages.

For a start, there is a trailer that is about to get converted into what is needed to travel with. During which time I'll have to think seriously about learning to back a trailer. where before the thinking was I need someone to help because of the driveway here.... the dive way there is drive up and turn around.  Whippee for concrete.

Additionally, there are a lot of car parks to practice in at night. Noone round and good lighting. A very pleasant break from curring out the blackberry.

Friday, 2 April 2021

Bring On The Packing Box's

 There is a house around the corner that has a tenant moving out. That house needs a lot of repair work.  What a saga. While the owner is away the tenant.... what a saga.

Suffice to say there now is a lot of repairs to be started, let alone get completed for the next live-in' to occur. 

There is one good outcome.  The offer to store the stuff from this rented property in-part that property while the necessary repairs are done.

As it happens there is a chemist that assists moving people.  The packing boxes are placed outside.  Please take them as it helps keep the recycling into the rubbish tips down.

There is an added bonus of not having to dust things stored actually in the boxes. Extra advantages include things being sorted, downsized, reduced, and yes -turfed.  Rubbished binned is a huge advantage that being packed over time allows for.

Done over time the excess just becomes 'gone.' Every year there has been a declutter happens as summer enters into Autumn.

Looks like this 2021 year is another month of full rubbish bins happening. 

The outside 2021 decluttering started six weeks ago when the realization that I no longer wanted, nor needed, to be here. In this town or rented house of 30 years. 

Today the carpet that was found on top of a metal lid was partly removed. The other half of this is literally been built over by fences about twenty years ago. Plants of thirty years are gradually coming out. Roots and all. Being green waste binned.

Definitely, it's time for summer clothes that no longer fit to go and be recycled. Only those that fit get packed. The terrific thing here is there is a family nearby that appreciates these clothes. Therefore life is made easier there too.

Furniture on the roadside has a tendency of disappearing overnight as well.

Oh, I love this decluttering phase in the year.  People are so used to the autumn throwouts.  Just bring on the packing boxes folks.

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Sort Out Short Term Itineraries


While the next few months have many days of study the habit to break was resting watching a video or two. Maybe .... 10.

That choice was changed last night.  The days was meant to be a study day. Very funny. The plus is that enough was enough. The battery was removed out of the phone.

This morning one post here was posted.  Now a few more are on the go. while not formally about travel there is a really interesting thing about mindset. 

Remove the fluff and glitzy distractions an get on with action taking.

Dreading the actual move of all this stuff into storage while traveling meant that the weekly payments would be the same as the rent I've been paying for 30 odd years.

With the owner of the houses son having the repair skills, friends and transport and needing house to reside in the opportunity has presented itself.
  • allows for the opportunity bring forward a practice sessional time away for myself.
    • someone to care for these two beautiful dogs we, the children's father and myself, looked after for the last 16 years.
      • Short day trips the dogs can come on. For instance there is a no dog zone in and around the dinosaur caves area. therefore over a couple of nights trip with the dogs the trip would probably arrive at Inverlock, play around the beech, walk around the town discovering things not seen before.  Then head to the east back around the free park camps until it was time to turn left and head back up the Strzelecki foothills and back home.  this too would take a few days camping

Examples of 4,000 km return to and from Churchill, Victoria travel

Inverlock  Vic

00:45 min drive time =>    84.63 km / 52.59   miles

Dinosaur Caves Paterson- Inverlock, Victoria   3996

 00:58 min drive time =>    93.09 km / 57.84 miles

Ararat, Vic

04 hours drive time   =>  363.72 km  / 226.0  miles

Batemans Bay NSW       

07 hours drive time   =>   609.86 km / 378.95 miles

Texas, Queensland

16 hours drive time   => 1544.20 km  / 833.3  miles

Thanks you to the Victoria (Australia) Distance Calculator and the simple easy to use three box prompt call to "Get Distance and Directions" 


There is the expected thing that you also know what tool is where. Plus what safety issued and instructions are there before you leave. However, that is another series of posts in this travel blog to check into and write for this involves photographs and videos to create.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Maintenance And Top Ups

 With the vehicle, you drive daily maintenance and top-ups are necessary.   

  • You get up and you check.  
  • You drive and you check.  
  • At night guess what you do.... that's right you check. 
  • There' the weekly routine checklist and the monthly one as well.  
All these impacts on the travel time. Add the weather, your health, and well-being along with road conditions and seasonal fluctuations. 

In 2020 the 4x4 Discovery had a two-way choice with repairs. Fix this and that's when the gearbox gets maintained. Or vice versa.

The this and that's got fixed by replacing the original, very worn parts. Now that that is done the cautionary note is to come back every 4,000 km.

Must admit hearing that rumble sure made the smile grow.

With this gradually getting sorted with the owner of the house around the corner as it means that I have a place to stay between trips and maintenance of both house, garden, and office ... and the 4x4 discover maintenance

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Sort out Travel Mind mapping reveled step one priorities

Once a mindmap has been sorted out the section-by sectional report system break down is created. Im this residential situation mindmap listing 1 is here for further work to be done

The mind goes over different places the eyes has seen.  Okay the mind says;  

  • Right now you are in Eastern  Victoria, Australia.
  • Realistically the cash flow is a trickle.
  • Thankfully the house you are overseeing has a tenant situation going through the land agent.
    • when this has progressed there are measures in place to revitalize the house after gutting the inside. Brining in an electrician to rewire.... make use of the soon to be no plasterboard inside while the extent of the cat pee smell is totally removed. 
    • Fix/replace the roof tiles.
    • Remove the 30 year Appletree at the side of the house.
    • Remove the overabundance of roof high blackberries.
    • While your at it redo the ceiling and replace the ceiling insulation.
    • Repair the leak between an internal walkway and wall.
      • Sure. Nothing to it! A whole new set of skills and exercises that you had though you would not need to know or learn at your age!
  • The house you are in turn renting has an over abundance of stuff to get rid of. 
    • Get more boxes from the Pharmacy in town. Include the pack up and sort out here with the move into the house as soon as you can.
    • Label every box
  • Removal of excess plants is already happening where you are. Keep going with the removal of the couch grass so basic maintenance is easily done
Well that's the two residences to sort out into one as soon as possible. The glorious thing is that our oldest son is needing a place to live. I need a place to store this stuff.  So to help pay what's left of the mortgage off... instead of paying for storage what is not used in that house will be in the half the house that will accommodate it. Actually more likely the lounge room and locked.

Although this storage idea went down like a tonne of bricks the house freehold thought progression was acceptable.

Basically this is the overall breakdown list from the before travel starts for real mindmap.  

Friday, 19 February 2021

Foster small Moments Today

 Just come back in from hanging out the washing on the clothesline.  The raindrops were spasmodic and cold.  then came the low boom of the clouds hanging together.

This morning as the dogs took me to town.. to post a letter to a friend without email facilities... yes these places still exist in and around Australia, these dogs were a little like ... come on the rain is coming.

The clouds had just that first small pinkish glow to them.

Now it's like..... where is there a spare single mattress.  The single mattress is enough for me to place between the internal arches of the mudguard in the Landrover Discovery 4x4 On the left and right of this area go the 4 camping boxes. At the foot area behind the front seats are the left and right containers.

What I wanted to do is just go somewhere for the night.  However, a year ago the dogs were given the spare single bed mattress, for sleeping on and I'm not going to share that one with them.

What was forgotten was the board near the front rail on the front porch.  Low and behold the answer to sleeping on the bumpy floor was a flat piece of long wood. Camp blankets on top. And sheet. Just in case this heat gets way too hot.

Again that got me thinking of traveling.  Just going to a different place once a week and staying overnight.

Insight to when to move on from that attachment

When your world around you seems to stop   Then go haywire. Plans change. People alter their minds. Change their tune. Little things nag at ...