Saturday, December 6, 2008

MEET THE NEIGHBORS - Before you use their Garage


THE JUNGLE THAT IS THE BACK YARD IS BEAUTIFUL WITH A MINI RAINFOREST

Up at 2.30 am this morning, leaving my mountain top to help youngest son and his mates move into a house they have purchased in the city whilst working on a construction job. The project will take a couple more years to complete. Rent in the city for them has been around the $350.00 a week so thought it a more wise to invest in a house.



Arrived at the house with half a dozen vehicles piled hight with household goods and... a little town car in the garage ...picture this mob of young men with bloocher boots turn up in a fleet of black SUV's, why they have black cars is beyond me although mine is grey an excuse for silver.......with Ma Baker (if you know who Ma Baker was picture it) me, in attendance with my niece who is a very forthright and intimidating young woman.

The new neighbor, to be, came racing over red in the face his little car hemmed in by SUV's and rough looking young men and a blond Amazon, my niece, the new as yet unmet neighbor stammered "this is my car and did not know someone had purchased the house"...My niece looked him in the eye and said "not now, it's ours, the car that is" For a second the new neighbor was stuck for words and went from red in the face to white, jumped into his little car, started the motor....could move nowhere....The boys politely moved their vehicles and he backed out skidding the wheels......I felt sorry for the new neighbor, did not get around to extending pleasantries as the next door person was so intent on escaping with his car. I went inside and had a giggle....how embarrassing a good story for him in years to come when his heart settles and realizes it was not Ma Baker and her boys arriving to take over the neighborhood...The moral is do not use the new neighbor's garage unless you know when they are moving in!!!



NEEDS A BIT OF WORK HERE & THERE

The house needs a bit of work but the back yard is a mini rainforest ....a scorching hot and humid day today towards the coast, not so bad here with the rain forest very cool under the canopy......

Always compensations when doing this trip, get to use my favourite toilet in Australia on the road. A little beauty with soft toilet paper clean as a new pin, a well kept secret and I leave the door open and.....



ROOM WITH A VIEW, The coal trains come and the coal trains go.....


Had best get a little shut eye am back on nights working.....been away all day today and will not have time to iron my uniform, need sleep more, starting work at midnight so will do rounds in glittery jeans and pink shoes.....you think I jest...nooooo I am so not appropriate....

9 Comments:

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December 6, 2008 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Hi Guru,
Thanks will have a squiss at your blog tomorrow and leave a comment...off to work now...thanks for dropping by...
Cheers lizzie B.

December 6, 2008 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger Tazar said...

Ha, poor neighbour! Does your niece take after you by any chance??

Good move to buy a house rather than renting. Nothing like a "doer-upper" and by the sounds of it your son and his mates won't have any problems with that.

Dunnies with a view, they are the best! And as for being appropriate at work, piffle..... Far too much of that already. Bring on the glitter and pink touches I say.

December 7, 2008 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger diane said...

I bet the neighbour thought you were going to be the neighbours from hell, like you see on Current Affair. Sounds like cheekiness runs in the family.
Pink and glitter, at least you won't get run over.
It's usually hard to find a decent dunny on the road, keep it a secret.

December 7, 2008 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger mandy said...

I`m laughing as i`m reading this Lizzie...I bet he thought the mafia had come to town...lol...

The new place looks great and a swimming pool too...Extra bonus!!!!!...Much better paying their own mortgage than someone elses....

Afraid i`m past the glitter but i`ll go for the pink.....Anything bright I say,....

Great post Lizzie...

December 8, 2008 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Thanks Mandy,
You are a sweetie....I think I am a little delirious towards the end of the day with working nights so if my posts get a little disjointed bear with me. I can take the night shifts but does my head in when switching me over to day shifts with only 24 hour break in between....I am all over the place, wake up and do not even know if it is morning or evening . I am quite sure is not legal and some of the staff are calling a union meeting....I will be too tired to participate and have found get nowhere anyway. the glitter and pink shoes are a statement....!!

Cheers,

December 8, 2008 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Tazar,
Just went for a walk with you along the beach and the sense of the heat is evident..My son is a little on edge with the extra commitment buying the house, considering the state of the world economy....but I have told him he can only lose money he he...that went over well.....

My niece grew up in Normanton and I was born in Normanton.....need I say more!!! We are suffering from Troppo "Mango Madness"in default at this time of the year. AAAh memories ....the mango sores below my chin.....

December 8, 2008 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Hi Diane,
You are the Queen of lunches....I always think...I must have an "out" lunch and then when it comes to the point "Naw"....luckily these days I enjoy your lunches.....so I do get out and about...

December 8, 2008 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Artoholic said...

Elizabeth, what a scream your niece is! I'd like to see her "borrow a cup of sugar" from that neighbour....

A Pool! O how I wish I had a pool again - although swimming in your own sweat is swimming of sorts...Gawd what a sticky one it was today.

You do realise that we NEED to see a photo of said glittery jeans and pink shoes...only fair.

December 8, 2008 at 10:53 PM  

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