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Gypsy Baz!

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by Bay_Buddha, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Bay_Buddha

    Bay_Buddha Member

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    How are ya?? Hope the shoulder is on the mend!!!

    Would have been good to catch up yesterday. Bummer you couldn't make it.

    We should organise a meet when your better!

    All the best!

    Phill.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2008
  2. GypsyWannabe

    GypsyWannabe Active Member

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    Thanks Phil. I just had more x-rays this afternoon and an ultrasound. Back to the GP tomorrow. I can't get in to see the specialist until 9 July. Quite a gap between the bones! :eek: I'm getting a bit of movement back but I have no idea what's in store yet! :wtf: I SO wanted to go on the cruise yesterday. I actually drove a car for a short while yesterday, when I went with my wife to look at a car for her. I managed OK but no hard turns but I did find that the shoulder hurt a bit more than usaul last night.

    Kombirod dropped a wheel cover round today, so at least I got to talk kombis for a while! :)

    Cheers,

    Baz
     
  3. Bay_Buddha

    Bay_Buddha Member

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    Good on you mate... My thoughts are with you.

    Here's to good news!

    This vehicle wouldn't happen to be a VW would it? Any chance the family has caught the bug?

    Phill.
     
  4. GypsyWannabe

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    No. It was a 98 Ford Laser she wanted to look at. Can't afford a VW, although she wouldn't mind a Golf but we will probably go Japanese. :( We will only be able to spend 2 grand on top of the trade on our VXII Acclaim, for which the dealer only offered 5! :eek:

    So, still looking.

    Baz
     
  5. greenbay

    greenbay New Member

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    Bad news Baz,i have been a valuer /buyer for car dealerships for 22 years and at $1.70 a litre all the big 6 cyls and 4x4's have come back by anywhere between 3-7 grand in the last 3 months.Glad i got rid of the bosses cruiser 6 mths ago.
     
  6. Bay_Buddha

    Bay_Buddha Member

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    Before the Kombi I had a '89 manual camry... Nowhere near as cool but boy I miss her. I could sneeze in the fuel tank and it would go for 1000kms!

    So cheap and faithful... Would have loved to have her while i'm doing the resto!

    The old folks have a 98 camry and have not had any trouble.

    Just my 2 cents!

    Phill.
     
  7. greenbay

    greenbay New Member

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    My Mrs is now driving a 2001 4 cyl camry with only 33000 kms.She's not real fussed on it but it's reliable and cheap to run and maintain.
     
  8. GypsyWannabe

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    She finds a Camry too big (as in bulk). Corolla, Mazda 323, Nissan Pulsar etc. would be acceptable. Pity... the Acclaim has been a damn good car.

    Baz
     
  9. greenbay

    greenbay New Member

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    Go the corolla,they are bulletproof !!!
     
  10. GypsyWannabe

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    Might not be going anything... I got bumped to another orthopaedic surgeon today. I'm going in for surgery on 4 July to have a pin put in my shoulder. So, may not have any money to spare... :eek:

    I think the pin gets taken out a couple of months after that. The doc wanted me to have the surgery this Friday but I have a HUGE commitment on Saturday - Richard Clapton and friends at the State Theatre! No way am I going to miss that or waste the money spent on tickets, custom t-shirts and a hotel room in the city!

    Baz
     
  11. GypsyWannabe

    GypsyWannabe Active Member

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    Don't tell the missus... but...

    I just drove Janie! :D

    I have been so bored at home, unable to do too much for the last 2 weeks but my shoulder is feeling a lot better and I am getting a lot more movement (below shoulder height anyway :rolleyes: ). So, I thought I'd test it out and took Janie for a short drive, with my son's dog, "Boss" for company.

    Went up to Rouse Hill Regional Park a few kms away. I've never been there before even though I've lived here for 8 years. Boss had a great time and didn't pull too hard on the lead when I let him out for a long walk- isn't he considerate! Janie seemed to enjoy herself too!

    I think the big steering wheel helps actually - less effort required and I can pretty well keep my right arm bent at the elbow. Muscles are a bit sore now, though!

    I think I'll sneak one or two short drives in before my surgery next week. :)

    Baz
     
  12. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Baz,
    Great to hear you got out in Janie...gee Rouse Hill must have changed over the years I grew up just up a few kms away and there wasn't a Rouse Hill Regional Park then....just paddocks, cows and wide open spaces
    Lorraine
     
  13. GypsyWannabe

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    Lots of homes and a big shopping centre there now, Lorraine! The regional park is up around the old Rouse family homestead, near Two Ponds Creek, just off Windsor Road. Lots of lovely open land, a few cattle and all the old buildings and fences in original state. A few rusty very old cars & trucks too (no kombis though!). I must take a tour with a camera one day. It's quite a nice place. :)

    Baz
     
  14. greenbay

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    Richie Clapton concert versus surgery hmmm,who are the friends ?
     
  15. GypsyWannabe

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    Ralph is keeping the details pretty close to his chest. According to their websites, 3 people who I thought would be there - Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss and Diesel - all have gigs interstate on Saturday, so it's anyone's guess. Probably some of the INXS boys, Venetta Fields (backing vocals), Michael Hegerty (bass), maybe Kirk Lorange (slide guitar) - who knows? Lots of friends who have played/recorded with Richard over 35 years...

    All I know is, I organised 12 premium seats for a group of dedicated fans, custom t-shirts and the show is being filmed for a DVD. I wouldn't miss it for the world! :cool:

    That and the fact that I'm not in much pain now but I reckon I will be the day after surgery, so if I can put it off I will! :p

    Baz
     
  16. greenbay

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    Kirk Lorange,venetta Fields ,forget the surgery.They have just released The Andy Durant Memorial concert on dvd,do yourself a favour Baz it's worth every cent of the $25.
     
  17. GypsyWannabe

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    I know. It's on it's way. ;)

    Baz
     
  18. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Hope the shoulder gets fixed ok for you baz, i know the feeling mate. i had a couple of titanium pins put in mine about 3 and a half years back. I hope its not the arm you use most that is the problem mate. Im sure you know what i mean there. others prolly wont though.

    brian :)
     
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  19. GypsyWannabe

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    Thanks Brian. Yeah, it's my right shoulder and I'm right-handed. So, it's my casting/rod arm for fishing, my strumming & picking arm for guitar and my writing arm. Most other things I can do left-handed. ;)

    She'll be right. I'm surprised with the movement I'm getting lately but it's starting to hurt a bit now (mostly muscles I think). I stopped taking the Voltaren last night - have to have a week off the anti-inflammatories before the op....

    Worse things could have happened! :cool:

    Baz
     
  20. BrianK

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    Keep your chin up mate, you seem to have it all under control.

    brian :)
     

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