My two 18yo kids have finally finished school. The girl wants to go on with further education but the boy wants an apprenticeship as an electrician or plumber. I don't really mind what they choose as long as it gets them a good job. The 16yo, well he is a normal kid and just drives me up the wall. My wife is slowly improving it is a long process but it is happening.
The weather in Melbourne has been as good as it gets this last week. The pool gets plenty of use. I have been looking at buying a place up the bush for a holiday home. Last weekend I was in the Kiewa Valley it is probably (to me) the best place in Australia. There is a bloke of 20 acres, 10 cleared and 10 bush, it has 300 chestnut trees and a 1 room dwelling on it. It has a small permanent creek and great views across the valley. I really like it but as usual the owner thinks it is worth more than it really is, about $100,000 more. I am going to make a low offer and see what happens.
I am off to sin city on thursday for half a day. We are getting a new machine made there and I need to look at it. It is a special cake line that will do about 1,500 cakes and hour. All going well we should have it running by the end of feb. I will get some photos of the place up bush on soon.