08 Sep 2012
Day 54 Fruit Picking -
So despite it being Saturday, I got up at normal time of about 6am, and started work at 7am. It was 'only' 26 degrees today, and there was a strong breeze, making it very pleasant compared to yesterday.
Work wise things didn't go quite to plan - we thought we would finish the block we were picking (about 3 hours work) and then knock off and I would go and pack in the shed. In the end Greg decided we would also pick a patch we thought he had written off for the season, and we didn't actually finish picking in the end till 12:30pm. By the time we finished we were all well and truly 'over it', and we're glad to finish.
It was a long week at work, and I think I did about 45/46 hours..very good from a savings point of view! It would be great to have a few more like that, but I think it may be unlikely..
After work I went off to Jenny's house as she was having another garage sale - I got an old double gas burner and refillable gas bottle, for $20! Thats the start of getting all the bits and pieces I will need for my travels!
On the way to Jenny's I went the back way, round the back of the Glasshouse Mountains, where I hadn't been before. The views were absolutely fantastic, so I got a couple of photos on my way round. Down there you really could be in the middle of the country - there are just farm houses surrounded by pineapple or Macadamia fields as far as you can see.
When I got home it was about 2pm, and I just spent the afternoon faffing around at home sorting things out, and just chilling. I helped Mark with bits and pieces, and then cleaned up new gas oven I had bought and some other things.
Later I played table football and FIFA with Dig's, then helped make dinner and had a few beers. After dinner we watched a film called 'Toast', which was a big weird and I wasn't really bothered by.
I went to bed about 10pm in the end after writing my blog, just knakered from waking up early for work all week.
There is no surf tomorrow, or even on the very long chat forecasts, so not sure what I will get up to tomorrow.
(Photo - the view around the Glasshouse Mountains)