Shortly I will need to be on the computer a lot more as I am about to embark on the Children's Services Diploma. All the paper work has been sent in and I have my first online session on the 4th July 2009. I have had to set things up online previous to the session to make sure everything is working okay. I am ready to go, hope I manage the headphones that I have to use, never used them before. I will have a trial run tomorrow when I have a spare moment.
To start with I was really stressed worrying about whether I can do it or not, but in the end I thought I need to change my way of thinking to a more positive attitude otherwise I will be defeated before I even started. Now I am looking forward to starting this diploma instead of dreading it. That may change at different times throughout the course I bet. I am one of eighty participants and we need to be finished by February 2011.
Below is the finished cubby house that we painted this past weekend. Looks like a million dollars now. We tried to match the colours to the outside of our house.
A couple of weeks ago, when I purchased the Tarago, we took it for a bit of a run around the district so the following pictures are of some of the varying bits of scenery. Below is a photo of Mount Remarkable as we were heading into the little town of Melrose.
While out and about we called in on our friends Bev and Brian at Jamestown. Bev is a great sewer. She has a favourite obsession with quilting. Below is one she is working on at the moment.
We had to wait for this train at a Railway Crossing in Caltowie, a really small town roughly 10 kilometres (approx 7 miles) from Jamestown. Some of my ancestors are buried in the Caltowie cemetery. I found this out while doing some family history research. A few years ago we went there and found some of the old graves. Many of them are in great need of repair.
Eventually this steel train will end up in Newcastle, New South Wales, but at this moment it was on its way to Broken Hill.
The ever changing landscape. Miles of farming land behind the Flinder's Ranges.
Some paddocks are still dry and desert like..
The Flinders Ranges makes a great back drop for Port Augusta. These hills are brilliant at certain times of the day. They change colour regularly throughout the day, depending upon the weather. Autumn provides a beautiful picture, however it was overcast and cold on this day.