Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Weather stations

We have finally had some rain, which is good news, but of course it is too late for some farmers, like in the pictures below. Walter is obssesed with the weather, and watches all three TV channels each night for the weather forcasts. Not content with that he had a small weather station set up here at home, it told the min and max temperatures, humidity etc. which would have been enough for most people, but...

Neil, one half of the couple, whose 50th anniversary we went to last weekend, is a farmer and also a salesman, and yes, you've guessed it, he sells weather stations, you beaut weather stations, weather stations that cost $250 wholesale, and guess who now has one. It tells you everything from the temperature, to wind speed, rainfall, and there is even a little computerised guy, who shows you what clothes to wear, he even has an umbrella, which he is holding at this very moment.

The weekend went very well, it is so good to spend some time with old friends and family, it was a four and a half hour drive from here, and so we stayed over for a couple of nights, which was excellent. 50 years is a good long time, as someone was heard to say, " you don't get that for murder", and they have raised 4 lovely daughters, who have produced 11 grandchildren.

This is my first chance to blog for almost a week, and it is not going to get any better in the near future. I am very busy bear making to take to my outlet next week, when we go to Perth to pick up our friends from Victoria. We will be spending 4 days in Perth with them, and then they will stay with us here for 2 weeks, then we take them back to Perth to catch their plane. From there it will only be a couple more weeks till we fly out ourselves, to Germany and then to the USA.

So I have decided I am going to take a leave of absence from blogging, I will try to keep up with my reading of the blogs of family and special friends, and leave comments when I can, but with so much going on, I think that would the best way for me to go. Hopefully once we get home again, I will have some more interesting travel tales to share with you all. Walter will be home early in November, but I am staying on in Vermont, as I am determined to share in another Thanksgiving, and see snow again. Maybe this time I will find somewhere to have a sleigh ride, one can dream, can't one.


In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, and a bridge to our future.


Merle said...

Hi Jacqui ~~ Nice to see you back again, but not for long it seems.
Enjoy your visitors. The Weather thing
sunds great, Hi Walter.
Thanks for your comments on my blog.
Take care, Hugs, Merle.

Granny said...

I'll miss you and I'll be around when you get back.

Cara said...


I have been keeping up reading your blog......i will just have to wait a bit long for the next instalement now.
I hope you both have a fantastic trip

Love Cara

DellaB said...

Have a happy trip Jacqui and a lovely time, I am sure you will.

Jeanette said...

Hi Jacqui
Have a great trip look forward to reading about your travels on your return .Dont forget the camera .Take Care stay safe,Jan

Peter said...

How is Wally the Weather mans new toy Goin'?

Meow said...

Hi Jacqui, hope you have a great time with your visitors, then have a wonderful trip. Will look for you when you get back.
Take care, Meow

The Heir said...

hey nan, i dont have an email for you but if you send me one at i will send you a copy of my prayer letter.
hope you're well,
love Zachariah!!

Margaret said...

Hi Jaqui, hope you have a great trip, have seen that "birthday book", what a truly great effort. Cheers Margaret

rolli said...

hallooooo, good morning from germany.....

Simone said...


You don't know me, but I just somehow found your blog!
My name is Simone, I lived in Bridgetown from 92-96, and my parents Joke and Ton are friends with Bill and Mona. They're moving back to Bridgetown next month!

Anyway, just wanted to say hi, and hope to see you blogging again when you get back, there aren't many blogs at all in the southwest, and you're the first one I've come across in Bridgetown! (I only know about 4 in total, in Busselton and Bunbury)

Kind regards,


Marcus said...

You're home, how come you're not blogging?

Cara said...

Heya AJ

I have to go with Marcus on that, i thought i would log on today and see if there were any pics and news from the trip??

Hope you had a good time.


Zaac said...

hey nan, im fairly sure that the slingshot is in america somewhere based on the accents in the video. it would almost certainly be deemed illegal in the uk as they have a strong afinity with health and safety and that definitely runs at a high risk. if youre keen to find it click through to youtube and leave a comment for the video poster to see where they took it and how much it would cost, may do some research myself...

Hale McKay said...

LOoks like I picked the wrong time to finally pay you a visit again.

Good luck on your sabbatical from blogging.

Gwen said...

Hi Jaqui
Hope you enjoy your trip take plenty of photos.

Zaac said...

hi nan,

i know you don't really use this anymore but i couldnt think how else to reply to your comment. i get back to perth on the 26th october. are you there at the moment? or are you off travelling with walter? i'm sure i'll see you before too long either way! trip to france was amazing, one of the coolest things i've ever done.
speak to you soon!