US Government Shutdown (October 2013)

From October 1 through 16, 2013, the United States federal government entered a shutdown and curtailed most routine operations after Congress failed to enact legislation appropriating funds for fiscal year 2014, or a continuing resolution for the interim authorization of appropriations for fiscal year 2014. Regular government operations resumed October 17 after an interim appropriations bill was signed into law.


New Daily Driver

On 14 December 2012 I took delivery of a shiny new 2012 LS Mitsubishi Outlander. Within minutes it was dirty! The heavens above opened up and it was no longer clean.

The Outlander replaced the 2012 Holden Cruze Hatchback.

The Murray Flooding

Having bought a new Pentax Digital SLR last week, what better to do than use it.

The Murray River is flooding for the first time since 1992. Usually we receive between 3,000 – 6,000 megalitres flow per day. Currently flows are around 65,000 megalitres with a peak flow of 90,000 megalitres predictaed for the middle of January 2011.


Sturt CT – Cargo Drawers

The Outback Sturt Camper Trailer is a soft floor camper that flips off the back of the trailer. All our clothes, towels etc. are carried in plastic tubs and stowed in the cargo area under the bed in the trailer. Once camp is setup these tubs emerge from the bowels of the trailer and take up residence on the floor and commence to discharge there contents over a given area. To combat the mess a cargo drawer would solve the problem.