The Flight Fiasco

Posted on March 29th, 2011 by Sharon

Flight to Brisbane with Qantas was supposed to be at 6:25am (but for some reason I thought it was 6:55am and we got there right on the closing time for baggage (5:55am) and they refused to allow our bags on the plane, saying that baggage had closed, then they told us to take the bags on board with us as hand luggage (I had looked up the Qantas website a couple of days before to see if anything we were going to be carrying was not allowed on board and nothing was listed so we didn’t think this would be a problem), but when we got to security they wouldn’t let one of the bags through as they said the tie down straps could be used to tie people up or be a weapon (WHAT A CROCK!).

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Finances and CTPI

Posted on March 28th, 2011 by Sharon

Monday, 28th March 2011

I Purchased the Class 22 Queensland CTP Insurance certificate over the phone through Allianz.

The cost is $48.90 for the first day and $1.10 for every day after that, so a total of $52.20, for the 4 days we needed. They emailed the certificate to me along with a cover letter that said that the emailed copy was a true and original copy.

We then went back to the CBA branch in Civic to get the bank cheque, we had organised on Friday, to pay for the rest of the truck ($64,000). Read more…

Carport Construction

Posted on March 20th, 2011 by Sharon

Work began on the carport to park the truck in, in January and went on until March.


It began with Owen’s planning, and then a bobcat came and removed the existing rock wall and mailbox (carefully so that the stones could be reused) and excavated the ground out so that it was level and even, ready for Owen to pave the area to match the existing paved driveway.

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