Packing Up and Moving House Again part 3

Home and work

This is it.... home with the pergola out the front
This is it.... home with the pergola out the front
a few potted plants out the front
a few potted plants out the front
and a vegge garden out the back
and a vegge garden out the back
this is the beast.... PM 543
this is the beast.... PM 543

Settled

Packing Up and Move House Again Part 3

Well… it’s been a while now since I have posted a hub on Hubpages, despite various promises to you folk who have loyally and encouraging left comments on the majority of my hubs since we arrived here in the windy west.

So today….. I might even write something again rather than just thinking about it.

The facts are that we are no longer “Packing Up amd Moving House”.

We have in fact “settled”.

We have parked our caravan on a permanent site in the Discover Caravan Park in Boulder which was a separate town to Kalgoorlie but now is part of the same local government area to Kalgoorlie in what is known as the Eastern Goldfields area of Western Australia.

We have “settled” because our once mobile home is now quite fixed with the annex erected, an extra shade tarp fixed over both caravan and annex and a fixed pergola out the front. The Boss (Mrs Dags) even has a veggie garden growing out the back beside our own private toilet and shower block and our back fence is right on the edge of town.

Life is good. I have a plum job as a truck driver which takes me away for days at a time and Mrs Dags is back to jabbing needles into people and sucking blood. Quite the vampire she is as a Pathology Collector with a local medical company.

The transport company I work for has contracts that take us all over Australia delivering the products of an international company to mine sites. The trucks are very good with about 500 horse power, sleeper cab, aircon, 18 gears and freight that is all palletted and shrink-wrapped. So the work is clean and I drive in air conditioned comfort with cruise control and enough horse power not to have to change gears once I get out of town as a result of there not being any large mountains in W.A. At the end of each working day I’m away, which is usually always nighttime, I just have a quick tub using water from a tank on my trailer, slip my boots off and climb into the very roomy sleeper cab which is also air conditioned and sleep is nigh.

We arrived in Kalgoorlie on the 30 of June this year (2010) and it took me 3 weeks to get a job, which seemed an interminably long time at the time, but looking back was quite quick really.

So…. here we are. Settled. Well at least for the next 5 to 10 years or however long it takes us to save the amount of money we have in our heads to retire on.

Cheers Dags the Drover

Comments 7 comments

Helen the Pom 6 years ago

Glad to see you are settled. Loving the veggie patch!


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dags the drover 6 years ago from still lost in Western Australia Author

Hello Helen the Pom!! How are you? Cold I guess... Things are very good here. Talking to my dad and bother back home at Sunset it is very wet over East.. Are you doing OK?

Btw... Mrs Dags sends her love and thanks for commenting. Cheers... Dags


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Kind Regards 6 years ago from Missouri Ozarks - Table Rock Lake

dags the drover, It's always nice to be settled and have money coming in. Kind Regards


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2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Sounds brilliant! Both of us are officially 'settled' but Pat spends so much time travelling that she should just live in a caravan.

Your setup looks perfect.


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Karanda 6 years ago from Australia

Hey Dags, nice to see a new hub from you. I love the west, there is a mystique about it, I guess it so very different from anywhere else in the country. It's good to see you so well set up with a veggie patch and all. Welcome back.


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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

Hi Mr and Mrs Dags, nice to hear that you have a short and long term plan in place after charging off into the unknown. I've been to Kalgoorlie so i know how windswept and remote it is, although you no doubt travel to 'really' remote destinations in that luxury rig of yours. Keep writing mate as we love hearing your 'different' dusty news. Cheers from a very wet Victoria. That's the state not me. Cheers again from Sir Keith the ex pom.


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dags the drover 6 years ago from still lost in Western Australia Author

HI Kind Regards, Yep it's great having a good source of income with some certainty for the future. I feel relieved let me tell you. thanks for commenting

2patricias, thank you for coming back. Settled has a very good feeling to it. Eastern Australia, from whence we came is inundated..... a bumper wheat crop has been ruined all up and down the Eastern side from Victoria to Queensland ... if we were still there we'd be broke and unemployed again..... this settled is very good.Thanks again

Karanda, Thanks for your encouragement. W.A.is just an amazing place... I was up at a mine site 180 k's west of Parabadoo on Tuesday night. The Pilbara is just amazing... you can just see the iron ore sticking up out of the ground in these knobs and mountains that just rise up out of the plains.... even found one hill I had to change gears for!! Thanks for your comments.

Attempedhumour. Thanks for your encouragment to keep writing.... might have to take an inverter and my old laptop to write when I knock off in the evenings and take more photos..... I'm after a mini movie of passing triple road-trains.. boy it take some doing seeing as every one is scorching along at about 100 clicks... you need about 6-8 k's clear road to do it. We all talk to each other on the uhf and usually the guy in front calls you round when it's safe. Although yesterday on my way home from up north I rounded a corned and was confronted with a road train over on my side passing a much slower mobile crane. I had to slow down and pull over for him to get passed. There is a bit of process to passing road trains going in the same direction.... might do a hub on it actually..

Anyway thanks every one for your encouragements

Cheers Dags

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