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    The last three weeks.

    So...a few weeks ago I decided that before the "empty nest" syndrome gets to me and lack of employment, I may as well give myself a break. I packed the car and took off to the promise of work up in northern NSW. Every now and again I think it has to be done. Just take off with no explanation, rhyme or real reason. I met a woman on the net who needed opals graded and her house fixed up. She was willing to pay me so I thought why not. I could take the coast road up and come back down the guts through the outback of central NSW.
    the next posts are of my journeys through the east coast and central and northern NSW.
    I'm either insane or just bloody pig headed determined to live life. I'm not quite sure which one yet.

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    Be Safe
    Look forward to your journey updates.
    Your young and have this opportunity - I say have fun - it's a adventure.
    Patsy

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzywuzzy View Post
    I'm either insane or just bloody pig headed determined to live life. I'm not quite sure which one yet.
    Well..............I think WE all know what it is.

    Best of luck, go girl go.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    I've already been and come back. that's why I called the thread the last three weeks rather than three weeks in the future lol lol lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzywuzzy View Post
    I've already been and come back. that's why I called the thread the last three weeks rather than three weeks in the future lol lol lol
    Must be the language difference.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    fuzzy ... luved reading bout it...but do you have any images?
    A picture is worth a thousand words!

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    yeah I do but I Have to figure out how to upload them from my PC again ....hell of a lot of rigmarole, last time I gave up. and it's mostly vids too which I can't upload.

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    My pics are on FB if you're interested

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    So I say goodbye to Alec just up the road the next morning, and toot as I go pass Brad and pams. Fritz and his Mrs are already at the opal fields and left days earlier. So I'm on the road again. I go back to Kempsey and onto the main Hwy to Port Macquarie and turn off for Walchope. Couldn't go via Armidale because the road had had landslides and floods had washed the road away.
    So I've gone through Walchope and heading to Walcha.........(they have thing with "w" up there. lol)
    Okay this mountain range is getting quite steep...rainforests and gums but steep, very very pretty. Night falls. okay that didn't sound good, neither did that.........**** I've picked up a stick. Bugger!!! ..nope that sounds even worse now.
    AHHHH SHI"T!!!! Pull over but not too far across cause I'll go over the side.

    Now aint that just murphys law eh? if you're going to break down be it on the top of a mountain in the middle of the blue mountains in the middle of nowhere!!!! ..............you would think? Nope, that's the perfect place to break down. Only local traffic...what do locals do? bend over themselves to help a damsel in distress. I even set a clock to it . BINGO 15 mins!!! Two guys in a 4x4 pull up .actually they passed me first then doubled back . One gets out and asks if I'm okay . "Ummmm no not really, I don't think she's going anywhere".
    "Lets have a look"
    "I did that already. I was hoping it was a flat tyre but I've checked them, it's something else"
    "Lets see if you've got an animal stuck then ". Yeah that's plausible, wouldn't be the first time I've had a bird or rabbit stuck under the car. Big mistake when running over a snake (eastern browns are renound for it...they wrap themselves around your undercarriage and bite you when you exit the vehicle........always check the revision)

    Well this bloke checks the tyres .nothing , the engine , nothing ..."go foward for me, you need to get off the road more anyway"......I do as I'm told .
    "AHHH **** you've done a CV joint." The 'You beaut' torch comes out after that, and the second guy gets out of the car after hearing the noise. "that's not good" I turned in his direction .." Ya think?" I'm shown the damage. The rubber is twisted around hte CV it's in most common mans terms...'****ED!!!
    Okay so after the tow truck is ordered ..(BTW this had to be done by others passing by because there is no mobile coverage up there.... and also had to be done in the next town 70 km's away.) oh joy!!!
    So these guys are hanging around and introducing themselves and we're having a chat and all that ..about an hour goes by. During that hour quite a few people are pulling up and asking if I'm okay..ignoring the men with me. HHHHMMMMMMM !!! see what happens when people from the city come out to the 'woods'? They all believe the movies they see. Everyone gets murdered in their beds. .......Okay so why do they go to the country for holidays then????? Huh ? tell me that!!!

    I could see the distress on these guys faces everytime this happened. i honestly felt sorry for these honest chivarous men, who not only saw my problem but waited (when they had somewhere to be) with me to make sure I was okay. I love those guys!!! But in the end I told them that I was okay, and all was good, and thank you, and they should probs get on their way.
    You see the panic of others actually left ME vulnerable...I had my protection. Why should they leave?
    Anyway on my own, on a mountain and it's cold ... Gotta make lemonade out of lemons dontcha? So whilst the hazard lights are blinking I layed back on the bonnet and windscreen and thought I'd look at the stars..they were so beautiful !!! tops of trees and stars, dence clouds of stars. hmmm I like that. four hours later ......tow truck arrives.
    funny bloody bloke . "you okay?'
    "Course I am"
    " normally women are crying"
    Okay probs not the best thing to say to your tow truck driver.."I have a shovel in the boot I could make you cry"
    He laughed. he told me he stopped people on the way up to ask if they had passed me just to be sure I was where I was supposed to be . Everyone had seen me and taken note lol lol lol lol
    but but but I have to tell you of one of the people who stopped for me (and there were plenty....(see? what did I say about timing it?) She was adorable and a credit to her family .... she was in her early twenties I reckon, big 4x4 ..yep local. She took down my details and said she was doing a uturn back to her mums to check if the tow truck was really on it's way. "Either way you'll be here for awhile...I have some choccys and a bottle of wine in the car if you'd like" .............how bloody sweet!!! when someone pulls over and offers a stranded motorist choccys and wine ..you really have to love Australia ..seriously!!!

    anyway getting back to the tow.

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    Re: The last three weeks.

    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzywuzzy View Post
    the next posts are of my journeys through the east coast and central and northern NSW.
    Can't wait.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzywuzzy View Post
    I'm either insane or just bloody pig headed determined to live life. I'm not quite sure which one yet.
    It's good to have a dollop of both, I think.

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