Friday, 20 September 2019

Thrown In The Deep End. Be Open To Receive Solutions

Oh is there freedom in the decision once made.

There happened to be a challenge.   The winner is not decided yet.

While looking after a relatives house it appears there is definite room to improve with a tenant and maintenance.

Then the roof leaked.

 Currently, the land agent is seeking quotes

The exploration as to what is lying behind the leak could be as simple as taking the apple tree down.  Falling apples crack roof tiles.  Could it be this?

Leaves in the gutter - they have been removed.  Add to this the tree definitely needs removal.    It's not little and is about 50 years old.

 Each step of the way there is that easy part.

Whereas next year the travel started now the travel far and wide may be taking on a different concept.

One where the local spots are visited.

Meanwhile, the travel partner, my mum, turns eighty-four.  A step ladder is utilized to get into the 4x4 discovery unless the vehicle is parked near a curb.

I turn Sixty towards the end of this year.

There was the freedom to choose adventure.  Well the adventure has been modified
The suggestion is that the tenant is rehoused, the renovation building works and upgrades get done.

But thankfully let's sort out for you what needs to be repaired.

Got to a point where I chose to smile [ instead of cry.]

Interestingly that decision opened the way for solutions.  Positives jumped over themselves to arrive in a list.  

Lists though are made of words.  So the pictures drawn have an incredible effect.  A few days ago the picture for the day shows me with a figure.  That lead to the disappearance of food cravings that had sugar within them.  You know the nice sugar or cream ingredients.

Last night it was eight points to focus on.  Three were chosen.  One a further faith choice. The other two have already begun to occur. Today when waking up, several files within the brain had connected. Different tracking system measures had sorted themselves out.

Refuel means time alone.

There is enough energy within me to just write this post and head off for asleep.

But thats how a deep-Post Traumatic Shocked brain tends to sort things out.  One aspect at a time. Then divert while mentally rearranging everything.  Have free time.

What is damaged is not traveling with us

The decision to move the much-reduced house of stuff ... has been the right one.  Instead of everything into a big shed and paying storage.... its everything into a big shed [ the one on the property] and the house mortgage gets paid off for the owner...... But not as rent through the agency.
One room at a time
Looks like there is an urge to redo everything within the house.

One room at a time.  Starting with the ceiling and rebating.  The architraves and wall panels, Electrical cables.pannel at a time.  Knock out the walls to the shower and redo that as well while there is a great access point.

Turn the bath around 90 degrees.  Add the washing machine and dryer. Change the plumbing arrangements. Add in heater lamps.

Be bold enough to allow the facelift to begin.

Change the sad home into a home with happiness within.  Again this is weird as the front door refurbishment was drawn last week.

Refurbishment means materials.  Auctions are a fantastic place for refurbishment materials.  That means travel.  Overnight to get there and overnight again to come back here.

Again a solution just arrived.

The house yard has high walls.  I know two of the neighbors.  The dogs can have dry food dog food dispensers.  These two dogs are already used to the property as they were brought up there.

Items purchased have a place to be stored.

The tools are already there.
And I can cheat and drive up. Disconnect the trailer. Reposition things. Voila, he vehicle also has a home.

Meanwhile, while all this sorting out, renovations and s forth are happening...mum can have her store that she can sell things from.





Saturday, 14 September 2019

Hearing That Rumbel Brings Everything Nearer


Turn the key! Hearing that rumble brings everything nearer

"Susan come over and pick up the 4x4." Oh heck. Everything just got one step closer.
One hour later the 4x4 Range Rover Discovery is parked in the driveway. Behind locked gates.

The only question left that could be thought of was.... "Which side to the fuel pump." Such a simple question. Definitely necessary. It's been a few vehicles since the fuel flap was on the right side.

By the time the 4b was parked the window wipers had been turned on instead of lights. Several times.
The engine purrs like it's as rumble all set and boy was that a beautiful sound to hear. Engine-wise.... there's a whole lot to learn.

After dinner, it was 'easy to talk' time.

Not quite sure how mum is going to go getting in and out... but between us, she will manage.
Over the next few days, the hall cupboard is definitely being sorted out. Prepacked for overnight adventures to start with.

Patricia has been made in charge of Google Maps. All the information that will be going on there. The aim is for as many out-of-the-way camping spots [with facilities] as possible to be discovered by both of us. The dog-friendly ones at that.

Bring along the virtual office

When first mentioned Patricia wanted me to leave everything online behind. This would be an adventure .... not a working office. Want a bet!

Laptops make a friendly place to work from. Write out what you want. Go to a wifi spot and upload.  The 'seniors pass' I am told have wifi and free cuppas.

Since what I do is basically all online there are things like file transfer protocols systems to learn about.

What about those old recipe blogs


Today Patricia was asking about the blogs from nearly fifteen years ago. The recipe ones. Including the very apt one for these adventures "Cooking With What?"

So much yet to do. One step closer every day


The adventure will be learning just how far a spirited, eager for life and adventure eighty-three year old may travel.

And the trailer... will have at the worst a place to camp under an awning.


Hot spot uploads to figure out. Solar panels to find. Powerpacks literally for everything.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Every Day Is One Freedom To Be Me Step Closer.


Step-Through Everything.  One Step At A Time!

Over the last few weeks, the wintertime bug grabbed hold and decided it liked it here.

Only thing is this body did not appreciate the bug!
Great things have happened. The kitchen cupboards were attacked and more stuff has gone. The cupboards that were holding the excess stuff have gone... broken to pieces and burnt. So much paperwork... all guide related and carefully stored. Gone. Burned, given to a Guide District leading library. Wow, the stuff that for years people threw out and I kept has value.

Minimization effects sweep through

Thus that big that made things hard to concentrate...meant the rooms have been cleared.
Today and yesterday the weed killer was used. Hence the dogs are really not complaining. They are here with me enjoying the heater. And the plants now sprayed are nicely being sunned on.

SusanLewisMarketing-ExploreTheVirtualHouse Action that Graphix PromiseThe main point is that this place needs to literally be bare as the lease is terminated.
Yesterday a person, a taxi passenger from long ago, called out to me as the dogs and I were walking around the lake Mattison. He had remembered my statement., When the trees are removed I too will go soon after,. So he asked and I confirmed.

Suddenly with others knowing there was no... well the fear of people like relatives who have denied truths, instead want to believe what others have told them.... there are just positives from here on in. Positively enjoying my adventures.

 The planning is happening as the cleaning occurs.

Yesterday also a blog broadcast was created, published. Sent out to the Facebook page and also to the Twitter account. One person subscribed and two left the list. Oh well, it just goes to show me that this stuff works. What I'm doing works. So in the next week, it's tidy up time. Tidy up on all the websites and corresponding bits and pieces.

To achieve the online and travel idea seems to be like setting up a home. Constantly twigging at something. Then dealing t-with the consequences and updated maintenance steps. Creating that virtual mo-jo flow.

Freedom Is An Experience To ReachOut For

Freedom to do what is out there and waiting for us to experience. Sounds great to me.



Tuesday, 3 September 2019

When The Mind Is Set On The Next Step

Things happen when the mind is set on the next step.

Yesterday's next step was to finish off sorting out the old filing cabinet contents. Years of Girl Guide stuff, mixed up with private papers, had to be sorted out.  Why?  Because today is the burn-off day.

Two days ago the first of these boxes were sorted out.  In between sending paperwork to the people who owned other paperwork that was easily now in the way while on the kitchen table.  Nearly thirty stamps later this paperwork was in envelopes waiting on the bench for posting.  That, of course, is just an example of complete one job either completely or at least do it someplace else.  before the thing,  like space allocation, gets mixed up.

By the end of hours of sorting out, there are now two condensed boxes that have those terrific old metal wired hanging folders.  Too good to burn so these will go round to the garage at a date when access will be there.

What amounted to one station wagon boot full later these old historical things were taken to the eighty-year-old still in Girl Guides today lady.

Turns out they were welcomed with open arms.

As Zelma was talking about the last lot of things that were dropped off there were favorable comments coming back.  You see the Units that were run by myself were largely experimental, to begin with.  The State needed a "true to life' experiment and we were it.

However, there were a lot of trust issues with myself.  I'd come from another country, the New Zealand accent was so strong still.  I'd arrived out of nowhere from a town few had heard off.  Bendoc was in isolated Victorian Snowy Mountain region.

I acted strangely.  People were told I was on drugs and other unsavory things.  When in actual fact this was untrue.  While this town was riddled with drug popping people what was shown, lived by and I believed implemented was there was not the need for anyone to partake in that crazy mind eating world.

Still, the medially prescribed blood pressure tablet was something that I did take.  Happens when you have a truck impact through your van the likely hood of injury and shock increases experientially! Thus the anxiety side of the blood pressure rises dramatically.

Undiagnosed deep-Post Traumatic Stress Syndrom is something that did happen.  Effectively for years unless there was an underlying set of learned/experienced 'experienced' activities to hang new activities onto the connections just fell into the 'yet to be used' heap.

So as Zilma was explaining the use the scrapbooks of kids activities, done by the guides, pictures, photos, writing, and all sorts of other things somehow attached into these books, the realisation that she did not actually know what went into how all the girls who participated were able to work together and achieve badges became apparent.

The second thing that was stated was ... everything is so digital these days.  So right it is.  Then the eye opener.  That the region here now has a History reference library.   A see, feel and touch place that people may borrow from.

The greatest thing that came out of yesterday, was this ladies total enjoyment and quiet wonder.   It actually felt we had met on common ground.  To people looking together at a common past that was no longer. While she is there preparing the past for future generations here I am being utilized to prepare a future for others.  It actually felt like a 'hatchet' had now been buried with the common unspoken knowledge of the removal of all the misconceptions of other people. 

As I'm here writing this there is the feeling of absolute peace over this tumultuous time frame.  The childhood activity had laid down so many common activities that were taken into adulthood.  The common things helped our growing young family survive after the truck impact.  That commonality helped me sort out the tops of the confusion.  Who the heck was I?     A person who knew how to plan things out to the last detail through subdivision of an overall vision right down to simple badge work and appreciation of blowing bubbles in the midnight moonlight.  And yet to start with I did not know that to light a fire you literally needed to take the match out of the box and create the initial flame.

To a person who before this place is departed from has a few camp blankets, uniforms, and camping clothes [ with training badges sewn on them] to take these to the history place that the region is creating.

One of the things that have been kept is the use of a compass, what to look for in the hills and mountains as you hike through places.  This is something of value tome. A piece of unfinished learning.  That has formed the desire to if not physically now hike through the start to finish of the Snowy Mountains then I am 4x4 traveling those roads, interspersed with hiking group activities.  Time to go find a few of these trackers.

The next thing was the leftover files paperwork.  If I was to pop it into the bi-weekly garbage collection bins they would be a too heavy paper collection bin to remove.  thus these will now act as paper for the burn-off,    Judging by the fog that has crept in in the last hour this will be the perfect day for the burn-off.  The clouds are here and the air movement is still.

Slowly, and surely, these days here in this town called Churchill are definitely on count down as the count down is preceeding towards achieving Susans Off On Adventure Life

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Waiting For The Landlords Inspection

Challenge is certain.  Mighty the freedom that since being on the road is waiting to be experienced again

Times and accessories may have changed slightly.  Where before the DoC screen from Microsoft was the way too cumbersome to pack into a safe place there is the wifi, Lots of bits like electric car locks? Phones, laptops, and tablets to name a few.

Yet one thing has stayed the same.  From the time of setting out from the childhood home, there have been landlord inspections.

The house here in two months has been occupied by myself.  Firstly with a family of children buzzing between either their father's house or this one.

Needless to say that after they needed to move to the city, or further abroad the remaining two pets, are here in the office area with me.

Last night the storms raged.  The rain was heavy. And then the willy-willy gusts hit the house.  Weather-wise the actual hows and whys this happens are not cared for.

What happened this morning as I had secured the gates open - then driven down the road. Fifteen minutes later turning back into the driveway I gasped.  The car stayed where it was.

The Gate near the house has been torn off the big thick fence post.  Totally ripping apart the wood from whence the screws were holding the gate in.

What do you do!  Contact the agency who owns the house.  Done.  This I believe is an emergency due to the security of tenure.  IE I'm renting their house.  Please come and fix.

Meanwhile, there were things to dog.  Like, let the dogs out. 

The dogs would be tempted to roam.  Especially the one named Boof. He's accepted me, but will always look for his actual master. This person is now unavailable for the rest of Boof's life.

So another job aspect to complete has been moved forward in the completion. Meanwhile, the two dogs are happy in the sun, out of the wind. In between the raindrops.

And now they are even happier inside guarding me against the shovel!  That way they are getting the best of both worlds while doing this guard work in warmth, dryness and near the heater [ not turned on]

My day has started while I wait for the landlord's people with their inspection list.  Arrh the freedom to travel and to work online is something that has already become achievable.  Count down is on.


Tuesday, 20 August 2019

The Freedom Of The Combined Toll Road Travel Plan



Travel to meet people puts a face a real face on the virtual world we live within. Early 2019 saw Susan travel to England. Importantly there was a surprise factor as Susan explored in the small pockets of London, Oxford, Cambridge.  When at the Momentum Day the friendly open hugs of finally meeting people she had previously met o, the comradery, and just the openness was there.

In the past the early part of Susan's life was travel between towns along the Victorian coast, New South Wales and the Queensland coast and the borders. Small, medium and large cities where fairs, marketed and Agricultural and Pastoral Shows were, Susan, and family were.

Now things have moved on.  The family now consist of a Part-time 83-year-old mother joining Susan. Of course not to forget the two older aged dogs.

It's a case of have 'car with a trailer' and will travel.

Australia is a continent full of long roads. Typically with so many vehicles now traveling the roads need updating and maintenance.
 
Years ago these were a fee.  However, people tend to travel from other states hopping borders so the licensing renewal took a nosedive.  The cover of these roads now come under each states electronic payments scheme for users.

Every so often I the travel is to the other side of Victoria.  In truth a trip that reasonably os over five hours one way.  Then the trip home takes the toll of your sleep patterns for the next few days.

Especially that there is a fear on my behalf of sleep disturbances.  A leftover from doing such long hours while driving the taxis here.  True, this I ended years ago. That's not the point.

The point is rather than going up one day and down the same, there are other ways.

2020 sees Susan is off on an adventure. That being the case there is no need to go up and down within a certain short time frame.

The last time over there there was time to stop and create a few quick videos.

That time was precious.  There were new feelings in different bushland.  Things that many people fly on past and forget there is an alternate world out there awaiting them.

Today the payment for the last trip was paid for. Plus the toll roads prepayment plan for future payments.

Literally, you pay pone and hit the button for another reduced automated service. Then progressed onto the reality of wow let's fill out the form as suggested. 
While doing so there are three classes.  Typically a choice of three.  The commercial one Not yet so cancel out that choice.  The seldom-used one fitted right for now.  Except that there was travel on the horizon. 

Now with the minimum cost was absorbed Susan knows that there is an automatic p[ayment going out. That there is a balance in the process.  Most importantly there is a piece of mind factor now at rest.

The absolute feeling of liberation has bubbled up again.