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So glad you have found us. We are a nomadic family of 9 travelling Australia with our six daughters, and our one son and forever missing our precious daughter Serenity who went to be with Jesus at 13 hours old on 12 March 2011. Her short life has changed our lives forever! As we travel we perform at shows, festivals and fundraisers with our dogs, help out on farms and also sell handmade woodcraft, dog collars, leads and capes. We are also doTERRA wellness advocates. Follow our joys and trials here.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Not much computer access

Our laptop is out of action unless we are on constant power as it does not start for ages and runs the battery flat before fully starting!  We have another desk top computer kindly given to us by friends but it uses a bit of our house battery!  So until we get solar blog posts may be quite sporadic!  We also don't have a way of uploading photo's with this computer as we've lost the usb cable and rely on the inbuilt SD card reader!

Life continues on with educating our girls (and Jireh), training the dogs, upgrading the inside of the bus and raising our cute puppies!  We are please to say they all have homes, although we still have 5 left in the bus with us.

The last week has been so wet we struggle to keep a positive attitide!  No sooner do you clean up the mess from one dog or small person than another is made!  Jireh is probably the only one actually enjoying the mud!!  He is constantly covered in mud to the point of being only in a nappy to save on washing!!

We met an interesting guy last week.  We were parked in a commuter carpark near the Egaleby train station on a Sunday afternoon.  There was very little traffic so we were not taking up spaces that others needed.  We did our shopping bought it "home" and unpacked the shopping trolly into the bus.  Mike then headed back to the shopping centre to return the trolly.  The little guys got out some matchbox/hotwheels cars and started playing on the curb.  It was very safe, there was a garden, a fence then a house.  As I was packing in the groceries, the guy that lived in the house called out through the lattice asking where we usually stop the night and if we'd be stopping there.  I told him, No we would not be staying there, we'd be having some dinner, then heading off  in about an hour.  He seemed happy enough with that.

Fast forward an hour ... we are just getting ready to pack away the toys and the puppies when we notice this guy taking photo's of the girls/puppies and bus through his lattice!  I wasn't very happy with this so called the children inside.  Not long after he comes out with his dog and camera and another guy asking all sorts of inappropriate questions about our family size, gender etc!  We told him it's against the law to take photo's of other people without thier consent.  He totally disregarded this and continued to snap pics of Mike and I!

He told us that if we report him to the police he'd report us!  What for?  He had no idea!  His reason for taking the photo's was "as evidence" just in case we threw rubbish over his fence!!!

We told him we were packing up and leaving ... not that he believed us!  Crazy guy, seemed out to cause trouble.  We told him we were going and walked off to start the bus!!  He continued on with his "walking the dog".

We didn't report him, but oneday I'd love to ask the police what our rights are in that situation. 

On a brighter note, we have met some lovely people recently!  We went to the unfuneral of Elijah Rainbow Fisher and made some new friends.  We got to park our bus in the driveway of one such friend and spend the night and next day with them.  Our kids did not want to leave they were having so much fun!

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