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We are having very unusual weather here at present. We are in the midst of an extreme heatwave. This will be the 3rd day of over 40C heat. There is a northerly wind and today may turn out to be an explosive day in regards to bushfires. The sunrise gives no indication of the day ahead.

sunrise

Well no bad bushfires happened but from a personal point of view the heatwave was very expensive for us. During a heat related power flick my work computer has developed ‘issues’. Sigh. And before going to bed we discovered the large 10 cu ft upright freezer at home had carked it. We moved $700 worth of luckily still frozen food, to daughter’s home/freezers at midnight.

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The main street of Goolwa has the footpaths paved with paving blocks instead of a continuous concrete surface. There are several downs-sides of this and the major one is that the street tree’s roots lift the pavers and create an uneven surface that pedestrians trip over.

The tree in front of my work continually raises the pavers and many people trip. About 12 months ago so many people tripped and complained to the council that they came along and relaid the pavers around the tree.

Back in July of this year the pavers were raised again and the council came and put 2 bollards with bunting each side of the tree to warn people away from there.

Safety bollards

One weekend one of the bollards went missing and the bunting was wrapped around the remaining bollard.

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There was an unfortunate accident just out of Goolwa yesterday where a car tried to beat the Steamranger steam train across the crossing and guess who won?

The train of course!!

I felt very sad for the train operators as they had been doing this engine up for the last 2 years and this was its debut run from Mount Barker through to Victor Harbor. This group is all run by volunteers and the same with the repairs of train rolling stock.

The thing that has made me annoyed is that the news were reporting the accident as the train hit the car. As if the train could go anywhere else but the rails. The car driver was negligent not the train.

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