Sunday, April 1, 2007

The latest addition

Well, after 4 months of sleeping on a 3" thick air mattress which really did serve us well so I'm not complaining, I felt like a queen living in the lap of luxury on my old king size bed with a super soft duvet underneath me. I have never been so thankful for my bed. Rick went and picked up most of our belongings that have been in storage and in a container on the big blue for the last 6 months. We actually have a story about that too...


We were on our way to Brisbane last Thursday for our quarantine inspection (routine) and our LandRover was overheating. So we stopped at a servo (Aussie for gas station) to put some water in the rad and continued on. Much to our dismay it kept getting too hot and so we stopped again and Rick was cessin the situation out and we thought maybe he had added too much water (this according to the owners manual) so we had a spray bottle in the car which we used to spray excess fluid out with...Have I ever told you that Rick is the king of ?...well, anyways so we get going again only to find it over heating again and so Rick figures that the thermostat must be bodgy so we pulled over again and lucky us there's a trucker right there working on his truck and so Rick used some of his tools to take out the thermostat and we were on our way once again. Well, not so lucky again it was overheating still. So Rick was at a total loss as to what could be the problem now and so we called RACQ to the rescue. Like I figured, they couldn't help either except to show us to the nearest mechanic shop where we slowly drove to in a little po dunk place called Narangba and that is where our car sits awaiting a final diagnosis and a price total. (minimum $1200) So after several hours and $450 in rental truck charges later, we arrived back at home without even making it to Brisbane. What a dissapointment, but I amazingly enough had a positive attitude throughout our ordeal and still do. Rick took the rental with the rental trailer the next morning to get as much stuff as he could.


Yesterday I had lots of fun unpacking and doing 6 front loader size batches of laundry. Here are a few pictures of one of my favorite things that we recieved.
We had this table and chairs made in Mexico for a super sweet price. My first ever real nice dining suite. Its quite rustic and the table is counter height and chairs are taller to compensate for that. Really comfy. The little bench, well theres 2 of those and so if we can have as many Miller's over at once and fit everyone very comfortably.

3 comments:

Heinzlmeir Clan said...

Wow! It's totally cool and beautiful. Can't wait to sit there and eat your chicken a la king or homemade chimichangas (sp?)...not to mention the lasagna...It's a darn good thing you've got such a huge area for it...perfect hey?

Action Robyn and Master Dan said...

Hey nice pics yall, where did you get that table made? I need to go down and get some of that furniture down there.

J B & N Rawlins said...

That stuff is REALLY nice.. I love it!!