Free Gramps!!!

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 01:08
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Strewth that scared me.(Few posts back).
"Free Paris" was sick, but

"Free Gramps"? Serious stuff.

Had the Dog (Jess, if you MUST know), shoved in the car-fridge (make is immaterial), and a carton of grog in the Dog's seat.
Back into the house for quick road check.
Missus says (laconically) "where you off to, buddy...?"

TO FREE GRAMPS. TO FREE GRAMPS!!

Missus again : (mouthy bugger)
Gees yer flamin hopeless: the Girl was asking about "Free Camps". And besides, yere too bloody ugly for a chick that age, now defrost the dog 'n git in the house .

Yes dear:
.............sorry Gramps.
JH.
(Laconic ?)

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 01:54

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 01:54
Dusty wants to know why your freezeing Jess, he is very worried coz he's seen frozen Chickens......WOOOOF
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 06:52

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 06:52
LOL do NOT put Jess in the microwave to thaw out
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 07:51

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 07:51
Crises ended: back to 'normal'.
Our turn at last for some soaking rain. Beautifull.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 08:01

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 08:01
If this is what happens to you after a bit of a dry spell, what sort of cabin fever are you going to get with a few days rain?
Weather Bureau actually forcasted rain, not showers you notice?

First time my rain guage has gone over 20mm in one night in over two years.
(South side of Brisy.)

Trying to keep of the dog posts, my good old mate is buried in the front yard after 16 years together. Just near the rain guage. Said hello this morning.

Gee, you miss them.
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 09:24

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 09:24
"LOL do NOT put Jess in the microwave to thaw out"

Sad but true story, I went to school with a bloke that thought on a very hot day he would cool his budgie down and put it in the freezer, went off for a smoke (forgot about the bird). When he remembered (probably when he got the munchies) he thought it would thaw out if he chucked it in the microwave. Obviously it was the last time that microwave was used. Whacky Toobacky does strange things to some people.

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Follow Up By: Member - Gaz@Gove (NT) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 10:11

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 10:11
I have a way to make it rain down there in Brissy. I'll take my camper trailer down there and ask Beatty for a million dollars if I make it rain.
Every time I open it up it rains.We've had it a few months and still haven't used it, every time I go to do something on it, it rains. I put an Explore Oz sticker on the back the other day and it rained. Hooked up a solar panel and charger to it, and it rained, Flushed out the tank and it rained.

Had another thought, what if it works and he wants to keep it........................
Mmmmmmmm, now where do we go next?

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 11:50

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 11:50
With a cool mill from big boy beattie you can buy half a dozen campers and rent them out as rain makers world wide!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 14:08

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 14:08
Hey Gaz,

Good idea, if Beatty wants to keep it, just offer to go halves on what you save him on the recylced water pipe line. Project budget is $9 billion. So $4b odd is yours.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 12:19

Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 12:19
I dont understand the urgency
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 20:01

Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 20:01
Bonz,

Forecasts, based on rainfall over 2005/2006, is that all dams in SE Qld will be dry by end of 2008, early 2009. Thats with level 5 restrictions currently (with dams at 18% capacity) and going to level 6 restrictions soon.

2007 rain so far this year is half of 2005/2006, so if the current rainfall keeps up, or doesn't if you catch my drift, we may be out of water sometime in 2008. Most rain seems to be coastal lately, i.e. with 50km of the coast. Our main dams are 100 to 200 km inland half way up the Brisbane river catchment. Building large dams also takes more than 2 years.

Local power stations like Tarong are already down to 50% production, since there isn't the water in it's local dam for it's cooling. So SE Qld is becoming more reliant on the national grid for power. If the Snowy mountain scheme shuts down due to lack of water, plus a few power stations in SE Qld cut back, the whole eastern power grid could be in serious trouble.

So lack of water not only affects if residents can flush the loo, or have a shower, which are serious enough health issues in themselves, but if industry closes down.

SE Qld is about 1.5million people. Trucking water in like a small town won't work either. There are no large dams for at least a 1000km.

Building the recycled water pipe line to take treated sewage water back up to the dams and is our main chance for water. About 200 megalitres a day. SE Qld uses about 300 megalitres a day.

So the next 12 months in SE Qld could be interesting.
Bring your own water. :o)
Or worse still, bring that funny beer from Vic. We might start running out if XXXX if the brewery has to cut back.

Serious urgent stuff.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 07:50

Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 07:50
Noooooooooooooo OldPlodder Noooooooooooooo I cant see the urgency to FREE GRAMPS...................... If he got himself into whatever he's in he can GET HIMSELF OUT hahahahahahah

Water, dont talk to me about water, I know that urgent. Just leave Gramps where he are
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 09:56

Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 09:56
Oh, woe is me .... :(((((((
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 15:04

Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 15:04
Bonz, against all odds I felt that that was your inference.
Oh Cruel World: call the Sheriff!
But no, we've seen what happens to the 'Light of Our Lives' when the Sheriff arrives.
Poor Paris. The injustice of it all.
Jess.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 15:15

Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 15:15
WE have a light?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 17:16

Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 17:16
Sorry Bonz. Typo.
Should have read "Blight of our lives".
(Flamin Dog won't proof read her messages. Serves me right for delegating, I guess).

Apologies for the inference of a glimmer of hope in these darkly days. (Gouging oil Coys, same same Govt, excise, gst, excise-on -gst, strewth, will have a rum. Dammit, more flamin excise. (Know where I can get some chop chop?)
Jeff.
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Reply By: Keith_A (Qld) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 11:48

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 11:48
Top effort Jeff - loved the humor. Brightened up the entire day.....................Keith
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:24

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:24
Yep, gave me my first grin for the day :))
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Follow Up By: Crocabout - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 14:25

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 14:25
Kinda adds a whole new meaning to "hair of the dog" :>))
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Reply By: Member - Greydemon (WA) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:29

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 13:29
What make was the fridge?

How big a dog can it hold ?

Do Huskys freeze properly?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 17:50

Thursday, Jun 07, 2007 at 17:50
Fridge is the little-known but highly acclaimed Tojo-San.
Unit accepts up to 65L "Prismatic" dogs.
Huskys run such extreme levels of Antifreeze that freezing is not generally recommended.
Please direct future enquiries to Paris at the "US Hilton".

Sad about that Budgie. A case of misplaced affection.
Jeff.
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