To emeralds one and only...
Just a shed with a roller door really I know your just busting to see inside
And why am I hanging out here? Because the owners of our flats decided to "fix" the laundry
This involved ripping up the pipes & gutting the old laundry
And here sit our washers
Hence the laundromat trips we are in our fourth week now and there doesn't seem to be any real sense of urgency to complete the job so I'm becoming the quite the laundromat queen - got the wash cycle down to 26 minutes flat!!!
Next road trip was ALOT further afield - from Emerald to the red A, why you ask? Kids!!! Well in this case one in particular
Dave lost steering control (tie rod snapped) while he was over taking a road train. (got his heart pumping abit apparently) he managed to get it off the road hitched a ride to Mackey and flew to brisbane for the weekend (as you do) So he organises racv to tow the car but they need us there with the spare key (he's got his in his pocket) but we are in a que of towing so we didn't get the call till after 5pm and then we head off
There's not alot out here but flat nothingness
That's not a truck ahead that's a mine
But these lights we are looking for- RACQ
Its hard to see but that wheel caused alot of hassles trying to get it onto the back of the tray
Spent quite abit of time, some phonecalls and couple of attempts but we get the car on the truck(just) so it was a very slow trip back into Middlemount
The RACQ guy was fantastic he was the high school teacher & bus driver in Capella & he was so good about moonlight job!
He said Dave was really lucky he never rolled the car, it could have been quite a different result, so we are all very thankful.
Heres the trusty rescue chariot! Still going strong
So that's our job done so we turn around and head home. Just abit about this town in the dark, Middlemount is a true mining town it was built by the mining company Anglo 30yrs ago they own 90% of the houses& there's just mine camp after mine camp. The town services 8 mines with hundreds of workers at each mine.
Here's German Creek - this is where Dave works
We drive past this on the way home
And this is German creek in daylight
And here is the reason we saw middlemount by night! worker man who's now walking and hitching rides till he gets the car fixed!!!