Sunday, June 16, 2013

G'day Sunshine

Sunday 16th June, 2013

Another weekend has come and gone.  Even though the temperatures were cool we had plenty of sunshine which was welcome after all the dreary and overcast days we had been having.  

The building that Tony facility manages was put on the market earlier in the year.  It was sold within a month to the amazement of many people including the owners.  The new owners took over ownership of it as from last Thursday and now it becomes a 'part time' building.  That means it's not enough to justify Tony being there for at least 8 hours a day.  

The previous owners required a lot of paperwork which kept Tony busy all day.  If he was not attending to the daily running of the building his time was spent doing the paperwork that was required of him.  Yep, even in this computer age, some companies prefer a paperwork trail.  The new owners aren't interested in paperwork which takes away about 75% of the work. 

So, Tony only has another two weeks of work before he becomes a retiree.  Perhaps we can now start to write the next chapter of our lives.  He isn't hopeful of any more work offers and so he is looking forward to a life of retirement.

On Saturday night we went out for dinner with Robyn and Bob.  We went to the Rosewater Hotel, it's becoming one of our favourite places to go.  They have started "Split the Bill" in the newspaper again and so Bob has been collecting the vouchers for us.  We only buy the paper when we

After dinner we took a drive into the city to have a look at the Festival Centre.  This year it is 40 years old and as the Cabaret Festival is currently on they decided for the month of June to project images onto the Festival Centres' roof of past shows and artists that have appeared at the Centre.  It was quite chilly standing around waiting for new images to appear and so we decided to come back another night when we were more rugged up.

Last weekend Bob gave us a bag of oranges and mandarines.  We love their oranges, they are so juicy and sweet, you have a bath while eating them.

A couple of weeks before they spent a few days in Broken Hill.  They found this 'soap' and thought it might be suitable for Tony.......Bwahahahahahaha

How hard is it to purchase a light pole?  Today we visited several light shops looking to buy an outside light pole.  We have the light, we just want a new pole.  We could buy the decorative type pole, which we don't want, but for a simple pole not one shop had one for sale.  They did have other poles but they were too small for what we wanted.  Only one shop offered to order one in for us.

Looks like a trip to the hardware store and get some plumbing pipe and paint it.  I thought I may have been able to have a metal pole.

I've started to make a list of things I want done for when Tony retires, this is another one I can add to it........hehehehe.

Sssshhhhh don't let him know!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Your photos from the festival are wonderful. As for the oranges, I love them too. I think it's sad when new owners take over a business and all of a sudden more folks are out of work. I wish Tony a happy retirement. I'm sure mine will be coming in the next few years too. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.