Published: May 29th 2012May 29th 2012
Meet Brutus III
Two protests about no photo of the new tow vehicle, so here he is in all his glory - Meet Brutus III. He looks just like Son of Brutus but white. A lot shinier, a better motor but still a TRUCK. We love Nissan's.
Over the past three weeks we have added a bullbar with two towbars on the front so we can drive the van into place as we are such incompetent backers, snorkel, dual battery system, driving lights, UHF radio, rear vision camera on both the van and the vehicle, electric brake controller, had a special shelf built for the back of the vehicle with a cargo barrier and the fridge slide bolted into place right next to the plug to run it.
Mieke wants to know where the bookshelves are, sorry cannot fit into the van but it is amazing how many books you can fit into a plastic tub. Cannot bring myself to have an e-reader. Unreliable download when you live in Brinkworth and the cost of the best sellers I read are huge. The latest Baldacci mass market paperback $7.44 whilst the e-copy is $17.95. I cannot lend it to my friend feral Sheryl
Pumping up the van tyres
or even Graham. We have worked out Graham and I would need 4 e readers and Sheryl 2 to keep us happy and the books circulating.
The Adversity? Firstly Graham was bitten by a bee/wasp on Saturday and we spent time at both Snowtown and Clare Hospitals watching his hand and arm swell. He has been unable to do any work which requires holding a tool since. Today he managed a few jobs. Second we started packing the van and discovered a small leak. We contacted the manufacturer saying we would get it fixed when we got home but he wasn't happy, so today he and an off-sider drove to Brinkworth and fixed the problem. They saw what it was almost immediately just needed some siliconing, but he insisted that the whole front window come out a new rubber was installed and refixed. Whilst here they also checked a few more things and went away happy. We were impressed with the service. Thank you Rudi and Julius.
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