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Did actually leave the house though. Yesterday to go to Fortune Box for a shared lunch, then do our food shopping. And today to Bunnings to pick up some bits and pieces.
Otherwise, we've been pretty boring.
So after discussing the hottest 100 earlier, and then playing Finlandia by Sibelius on YouTube, I suggested to the sweetie that we should watch Die Hard 2. He said "whatever you like", so I did :) And there was much rejoicing :)
Thursdays are usually pretty winning days, on account of beer o'clock at 4:30 and all .. but last Thursday had tangible wins. Firstly, drinks were partly paid for by a vendor. So I used a goodly chunk of the saved money to contribute to a charity that was running some events on the night. One event was a $2 raffle with a $100 prize for the winner. Which (after they called it as another Karen, but realised their mistake ten minutes later) was me! Epic win! And then another event was throwing gold coins at a bottle of booze, closest coin wins the bottle. After several goes at three bottles, I got the closest coin to the last bottle! Win! It was a bottle of Greek brandy, which we sampled. It's ok but slightly odd.
Friday night saw us heading to North Cooma (aka as far south in Canberra as you can go) to have dinner at Andrew and Jen's. Richard and Tracey came too so it was quite the party.
And how cool is this - Andrew's building a 747 flight simulator, complete with physical controls and switches and computerised flight systems that plug into Microsoft Flight Simulater. Extremelly cool!
And there was quite the feast of food, including a rather tasty dish of chicken, prawns and bacon .. sounds strange but it was very nice :)
After dinner we played p0ker until Tracey's chips ran out (and they had to get kids home to bed). Then we played Cranium which is a mashup of Pictionary, Charades, Trivial Pursuit and Rapidough. The game play was a bit confusing and odd, but that might have been because we just hadn't read the instructions thoroughly. It was fun anyway.
Saturday night we went to Josh and Ally's for a lovely evening of chatting and a very yummy middle eastern fish dish.
Thursday morning I headed up to Sydney. Stopped in at Picton and watched David feed all the snakes.
Then we headed to the parent's place for lunch with Aunty Rhonda.
And then across to Rookwood for Nana's funeral.
The whole family was there which was really nice. The funeral itself was lovely. My mum and uncles read a beautiful eulogy and Ken had put together a wonderful slide show of Nana's life.
Lots of people hung around for the wake in the Reflections cafe.
But the shocker of the day for me was finding out I have another cousin.
Mum was reading the names of all the grandkids during the eulogy, and it included a name I'd never heard of. Later I asked mum about it. Turns out my uncle had had him after he'd separated from his first wife but it was all a bit awkward so he doesn't get talked about in the family. But how did I not know about this at all?? Sheesh! Apparently he was at the funeral too. So that was all very bizarre.
So then we battled peak hour traffic and went with Diana and Graham to the Tradies for dinner. Every time I've been there in the past few years it's been different. Seems they've completed their renovations now, and there's a huge front entrance now. The roast of the day was pork, so five of us except David had it :)
Then back to my parents' to pick up stuff, then back to Picton to pick up my car, and then home. I was super tired, but made it safely, with Harry to keep me company. Got home a bit after midnight.
On Saturday night we went out to the club for the afternoon/evening. J&H did a roast of epic proportions - a heap of pork and lamb as well, and lots of yummy roast veggies. Played cards with A&J afterwards. And I might have had some leftover pork the next morning for breakfast :)
So for our anniversary we both got the day off work, and decided to go for a drive out to Captains Flat. Cute little town, although really not much there. The pub didn't open til dinner time on a Friday - only open for lunch on weekends. So we had some "lunch" at The Outsider cafe. There was only SOS mobile reception there, presumably only Telstra has a tower there. We went up and look at the old entrance to the mine. But sadly we didn't go out to the radar, which was half the reason I wanted to go. Stu says "next time".
Captains Flat sign, including ducks and horses
Residents can get emergency water supplies from here
A photo of the mine on an info board
A memorial for miners who lost their lives
Stu inspecting the Molonglo River (that little bit of brown in front of him)
Isn't he a cutie?
Captains Flat from Beazley Street
The Outsider cafe
Captains Flat hotel
Lake George Mine entrance
Captains Flat from the mine
Old railway bridge
Church at Carwoola
Stu and I got married five years ago today.
I still feel like we're newly-weds :)
Love you sweetie pea, happy anniversary :)
Where was I? Wednesday ..
Dealing with a crap crisis meant not getting any "real" work done today.
Drinks with Neil and Simon at Ha Ha, then La De da, and some very yummy fries.
Then home to fight with technology. Couldn't even get the old DVD player to play - could get audio to come through, but not video. Which is a big stinking poo. So we ended up watching the first couple of episodes of Firefly on Bluray. Can't believe that series is over ten years old now. And Neil is watching Veronica Mars again .. maybe I should too! heh :)
It's just not going away, and getting really rather tiresome :(:(:(:(
Went to bed at 10pm last night. Was still awake at 2am.
Today Windy did help me solve a problem that I'd created on Friday (that'll learn me to clean up - slightly too efficiently oops).. thanks Windy!