It has been 7 weeks since we left our home and cows behind and in some ways we do miss it. But we have settled in well to our new lifestyle and things are about to get busy for Russell as he starts working for a local contractor driving tractors for the coming harvest season. So before he got too busy we made another trip to Melbourne to help Emma & Ryan out by laying a concrete slab for their garden shed. So while they were at work we prepped the site.
We were lucky that the side block is still vacant so we removed a panel from the fence and the truck was able to back right up to the site.....no heavy wheelbarrows!
After a bit of work we had the surface screeded off and just had to wait for the concrete to go off before Russell could trowel it off.
By 5pm it was all done and I was allowed to go back to Bunnings for some 'me' shopping.....Russell decided to wait in the ute for me.....BIG MISTAKE.....lol!
We stayed the night and headed off early the next morning to beat the traffic on the Monash......did get caught up a little but we were glad that we left at 5.50am and not any later. Once we got on the Westgate we were heading against the traffic so it was easy going all the way.
It is really nice being able to do these things without having to worry about organising a relief milker months out.......something we are looking forward to doing more of....particularly next year!