Friday at Ashgrove, Brisbane

Friday: We started Friday carless again and began to formulate a plan A and plan B.

Plan A was that we would have a quiet day at the caravan park (we need this and then get the car back tonight and head to the Sunshine Coast and the Big Pineapple and Australia Zoo over the weekend (we need to find out where the church on the Sunshine Coast is that LT Hopper is pastoring in time for Sunday morning).

Plan B was that we would have a quiet day at the caravan park (we need this and then hire a car for a trip to the Sunshine Coast and the Big Pineapple and Australia Zoo over the weekend ahead of getting the jeep back on Monday.

Either way a quiet day at the Caravan Park while we waited for a 4pm phone call. The senior manager of the caravan park is a lovely lady in her fourties who has been a source of information and encouragement - very different to the junior duty manager we encountered on the first day.

Today started with a really good time of family Bible discussion focused on the back half of Philippians 2 then Cathie and I shopped together at lunchtime.

Cathie thought I was crazy for taking a photo of her in the supermarket!

Backyard cricket in the caravan park this afternoon, then just after five Solomon and I caught the bus to to the Hagins Performance Motors.

Good news from the car people. The jeep's oil problem wasn't as bad as we had feared. The oil pressure switch has been replaced but there has been no damage to the engine. The backup fan which will still need to be replaced is actually only required when one is running with the air conditioner - and we will be able to get one of these from a jeep place halfway to Rockhampton early next week.

The car difficulty has only set us back one day on our schedule and I think it was probably really good for us to have this break.

Tonight Abraham and Cathie are going to watch their National Geographic video, Solomon is going to listen to the Swans game. Everyone's going to get ready to go early in the morning. And we plan to head off tomorrow to drive to the Sunshine Coast and to say hi to Bindi at Australia Zoo.