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Life in the Outback

The Move

Things often change and we tend to go with the flow.  In July  2017 we purchased a house in Outback South Australia. In a small frontier Opal mining town Andamooka almost 700 km from the city of Adelaide.


People ask me why?  Because we could afford to paye cash for a place that we could call our own.  My job with Broadband for Seniors  was about to end due to our government moving the contract offshore. So it seemed sensible to use what funds we had and secure a home to see us through our years.

It was quite a task to pack and move 1900kms and we managed it with the help of one of our close friends. Who with Rod drove non stop unloaded and drove the truck we hired back with only coffee and snack breaks.  We had already taken the lounge suite over when we finally viewed the house we had purchased. All transactions were done online.


The biggest job once we got here was to clean the red dust out of the house and to make sure everything was working well.

Settling In

There are many changes we have had to make in our everyday life the main one is adjusting to the desert weather. With temperatures that can range from below 0C to up in the range 45C to 50C.  It didn’t take long to start feeling the difference in the weather and to becoming climatized. You don’t perspire out here as the heat is such a dry heat. Being able to control the weather in the house is paramount. The house has two split systems and one gas heater and all will be of great value to our wellbeing.

One of the first things was to change licences and get cars registered fot the state of SA.  We are now officially South Australians.



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