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2009NOV241642

Fire Op, redux

Back in 2009SEP I was all over the place: I went to the Collingwood / St.Kilda match on Saturday, 2009SEP05, 2009SEP08 shot up to Mt. Dandenong for lunch with Old man and sister, walked past stylerod, went to the Diamond Creek Town fair and went back up the hill to take home some nifty water containers I helped deliver earlier in the year.

 

Earlier in the year we (myself, brother, sister and a good mate) organised power and water for Dad in the early days of Black Saturday. "K" got the call for some of the emergency water supply containers to be re-called.

 

We were lucky enough to be able to use these ruggedised containers free of cost. They made the difference between having water and not having water. You can't trust the local authorities to be able to supply these basic services. So I organised a ute and drove up the same path through Eltham, Diamond Creek, Yarrambat, Doreen, Yan Yean, Whittlesea to Kinglake West.

 

Today just happened to have a large bike event on the way so doing 60 in the diesel was ok. Got up to KLW, had some lunch. Hitched up some jury-rigged piping to remove the water from the Pallecon. It took 5minutes to break the box down, about 5 minutes to move the single axle trailer by hand (unlike a double axle, too hard to reverse) tie the pallets down. Did a quick tour of the garden again checking out some orchards that are springing up. Went home. Got a few shots of some paddocks in Yan Yean. Haven't seen them so green for a long time.

 

Summer is coming and so is the heat.

 

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Taken on November 24, 2009