04 September 2007


No photos today, sorry. Maybe I should have taken my camera to work and snapped a shot of the rain over the city...yep, it's raining again...woohoo! Hopefully, if this carries on we may get a real Wet in the summer to fill our dams...fingers crossed and entreaties to the rain god.

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Today is the first anniversary of Steve Irwin's death...it's hard to believe it's a year already. However, our Wildlife Warrior will live on in his children, the work he started which is being carried on by people all over the world and every time we see a crocodile, whether a real one or a picture of one. Let's face it...crocodiles are evocative of Steve Irwin...he was so passionate about the ugly brutes...crocs rule! Who can forget the memorable..."Crikey! Take a look at this beauty!" We miss you, Steve, but not as much as your beloved family do.

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I could be giving up going into the city to work soon. No, I'm not leaving. The group has taken on a new ophthalmologic surgeon, he starts in November. Trouble is, we're bursting at the seams and there's nowhere to put him. So, our practice manager is getting in a consultant to work out a more efficient plan for all the consulting rooms, various rooms for various tests, etc.

When I heard this, my first thought was, the work is going to increase and I could see myself going in three times a week. No way, Jose, I don't want to do that. My brain was working overtime and I eventually went and saw Peter, our practice manager, and put an idea forward to him. To my delight, he was very positive it about it.

It's this...I asked if I could do the work from home. I had thought it all out and, as I'm already set up for it with the other place, all that is needed is for me to access the server. Soooo, to cut a long story short, that may be happening in the not too distant future, although probably not until after Christmas as the new guy doesn't start until November...but one never knows.

I'm a very happy little Vegemite at the thought of not travelling into the city...I am totally fed up with close to two-and-a-half hours of travelling each day. Ok, it's only two days a week, but I could have done a fair amount of work in that time.

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Just thought you bloggers in the States would like to know...Airforce One touches down at Sydney at about 10.00 pm with your President on board. He's coming for the APEC conference and the roads on the route he will be travelling have been shut down totally. There's a command centre at the Intercontinental Hotel and every single copper is on duty, the Australian Defence Force is involved and the protestors are out in full force. They'll be lucky to even get a sniff of the exhaust from his car!

That's it for today...take care and enjoy your week.


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Has it really been a year since Steve’s unfortunate death? I must be getting old: time goes by too quickly?

Ya’ll think to could keep our President down under for a bit? Like until his term expires?

Liz said...

That would be great, wouldn't it, working from home? And if it's possible, why not? Although you will miss the camaraderie!

Is it some environmental conference George is with you for? And he's brought half the American Air Force with him? I think that was what I read.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

My goodness a whole year already since Steve died!! I cannot believe that!! our time is passing by so fast!! You know they used to say that older people saw the time passing by quickly but I know that everyone even the young kids see it flying by!! WOW!!
Nice that you let us know that President Bush is in your country...I never know where he is!! I did hear that he had stopped in Iraq.
A bunch of us are having a virtual birthday party for our friend Melli today..She is a whole 50!! Young!!
I hope this works out for you so that you can stay at home and work. i have always wished that I could have a job like that. I love computers and would just completely enjoy a job that involved that type of work. I would hate driving like you do. Hope it all comes together for you.

Gattina said...

Is it already one year that Steve Irwing is dead ? Time goes by so far, he was such a nice guy although I prefer to cuddle cats and not crocodiles.
Oh my poor you's with Bush as visitor!! I still remember when he came to Brussels and caused enormous traffic jams, people couldn't go to work the city center had more police men then inhabitants and the population was furious that they had to keep their rotten tomatoes instead of throwing them at his head ! There were anti Irak war protestations and nobody waved him good bye, government (probably) included !

T*mmy said...

Wow...it's been a year? It really does not seem that long since SE died!

I had heard that the Prez was on his way to Australia and some of the city folk are on edge about it with many getting ready for possible fall out, terror attacks and such. I hope it goes well for all!

Lee said...

Let's hope your work plan comes into fruition, Robyn. That would be great for you if it does. Fingers crossed!

I watched "My Daddy, The Crocodile Hunter" on Saturday night. Bindi is a little treasure. What a wonderful child she is...she's so bright and alert and yet not precocious. I still find it hard to believe that

What a cavalcade of vehicles left the airport last night after the president's arrival. 650 in his entourage. I just hope no bad incidents occur during his stay Down Under.

I also wish some of these protesters would do their homework first to understand and know what they're sprouting about. But in saying that, it is wonderful that we are able to live in a democracy that allows the people a voice.

Back to the "working from home"...I've got my fingers crossed for you, Robyn...I'm with you...I would much prefer to do that than to have to face that traffic to and from the city, even if only a couple of days a week. Imagine having to do it day after day...talk about mind-numbing. No wonder road rage is on the increase! Roads around Brisbane are about thirty years behind the times!

Mimi said...

I stumbled here from Jelly's blog. When I first saw Steve's photo my heart sank. Oh how we miss him. He was my girl's hero.


Remiman said...

Getting to work from home sounds wonderful. I wish I could, but it would be quite a stretch to administer anesthesia from my kitchen table. ;-)

I'm glad to see GWB spreading joy and wisdom around the world. Can't fathom why you Aussies aren't just clamoring with adoration for such a brilliant statesman.

meeyauw said...

wow, a lot here. A year already about Irwin, it's unbelievable. He was so vital, so caring. You couldn't help becoming involved in his shows (I actually saw one of his shows the summer before this when Wingnut was here).

I always wanted to work at home: but unlike you, for the wrong reasons. I realize now that I am cut out for that. I have no self-discipline. Without a deadline and boss, I do this and that and then nothing gets done. But I have fun!

Sorry that Bush is there. I have heard daily reports about the upheaval to your lives. I don't know why he has to spread the disruption worldwide.

Peter said...

Hi Robyn, only one thing better than working from home..... NOT WORKING, good luck with that.
Will probably go to Australia Zoo while Marcus and family are here, about due for another dose of STEVE.
Dubya sure spreads peace and joy around the world when he visits... eerrr sorry when he leaves.

Walker said...

Time flies when you dont notice it but people have noticed tha void Steve left behind.