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One of Those Mornings

Hi, everybody. Vickie and I are up and about (barely). We’re getting the final packing done for our dash up to Cairns. We have to be out of here by nine, which gives us about an hour and a half, but most of the hard work is done already.

Could’ve been a better night, though. Seems I was snoring like nobody’s business last night, and as a result Vickie got around two hours’ sleep. (Why she doesn’t, at times like these, say “Darling, I love you, but keep that up and you’re spending the rest of the night in the spare room” is beyond me.) We were out of milk, and I forgot to pick some up from the shop near the station yesterday afternoon on the way home from work (you know what it’s like; you get off a hot train on a humid day and your thoughts are only on getting home, getting out of your sweaty shirt and pants and relaxing for a while), so I got up, had a shower – and discovered that the shower head was broken. The plastic connector that joins the hose to the head had finally cracked enough that it wouldn’t hold the hose in under pressure from the taps any more. Fortunately, I was able to get a shower and rinse before it went, but Vickie will have to utilise other means of washing this morning.

(There have been a few times when we’ve had guests stay over and discovered that they’d rammed the shower head so far down in its mounting that it wouldn’t come out without a lot of work, so if that reads like something you've done while here, can you be more careful with our new shower head, please?)

Anyway, the milk situation was rectified with a 600ML carton (no sense in buying larger if we’re going to be out of town for a few days) from the petrol station down the road, breakfast has been had, and we’ll be doing some more sorting out of luggage once Vickie’s had a shower. I’ve got to polish my black shoes, too; don’t want them looking mucky for the wedding.

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