- SonjaMember@sonjaJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 338
Warning! Although I’ve semi-edited the language it’s meaning is still clear. Moderators if I’ve overstepped the line please delete. If this is the case and accept my appologies. I laughed so hard when I read this I just thought I’d share…
Diary of a Mount Isa Summer (by a Pom)
> August 31st
> Just got transferred with work into our new home in Mount Isa,
> Queensland!! Now this is a city that knows how to live!! Beautiful
> days and warm balmy evenings. What a place! I watched the sunset from a
> chair on the verandah. It was beautiful. I’ve finally
> found my home. I love it here.
> September 13th:
> Really heating up. Got to 35 today. Not a problem. Live in an
> air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to
> the sun everyday like this. I’m turning into a sun worshipper.
> September 30th:
> Had the backyard landscaped with tropical plants today. Lots of
> and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing lawn for me.
> Another scorcher today, but I love it here.
> October 10th
> The temperature hasn’t been below 35 all week. How do people get
> used to this kind of heat? At least today it’s kind of windy though.
> But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.
> October 15th:
> Fell asleep by the pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my
> body. Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my
> lesson though. Got to respect the ol’ sun in a climate like this.
> October 20th:
> I missed Kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car when I left this
> morning. By the time I got to the hot car for lunch, Kitty had died
> and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stank up the $3,000
> leather upholstery. I told the kids that she ran away. The car now
> smells like Wiskettes and cat sh^t. I learned my lesson though. No
> more pets in this heat.
> October 25th:
> The wind sucks. It feels like a giant f#%*in blow drier!! And
> it’s hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the blink and the AC
> repairman charged $200 just to drive over and tell me he needed to
> order parts.
> October 30th:
> Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. Bloody
> $300,000 house and we can’t even go inside. Why did I ever come here?
> November 4th:
> It’s 38 degrees. Finally got the ol’ air-conditioner fixed today.
> It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 25, but the bloody
> humidity makes the house feel like it’s about 30. Stupid repairman. I
> hate this stupid f#%*in place.
> November 8th:
> If another wise arse cracks, “Hot enough for you today?” I’m
> going to f#%*in throttle him. F#%*in heat! By the time I get to work
> the car’s radiator was boiling over, my clothes are soakin f#%*in wet,
> and I smell like baked cat!!
> November 9th:
> Tried to run some messages after work. Wore shorts, and sat on
> the black leather seats in the ol’ car. I thought my f#%*in arse was
> on fire. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my
> legs and my f#%*in arse. Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried
> arse, and baked cat.
> November 10th:
> The weather report might as well be a f#%*in recording. Hot and
> sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and f#%*in sunny. It’s been too hot to do
> anything for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm
> up next week. Doesn’t it ever rain in this damn f#%*in place? Water
> rationing will be next, so my $2,000 worth of palms just might dry up
> and blow into the f#%*in pool. Even the palms can’t live in this f#%*in
> November 14th:
> Welcome to HELL!!! Temperature got to 44 today. Now the
> air-conditioner’s gone in my car. The repairman came to fix it and
> said, “Hot enough for you today?” My wife had to spend the $2,500
> mortgage payment to bail my arse out of jail for assaulting the stupid
> f#%*er. F#%* Mount Isa! What kind of a sick demented f#%*in idiot
> would want to live here?
> December 1st:
> This is the first day of Summer????
> You are f#%*in kiddinCeliviaParticipant@celiviaJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 886
sunny[sunny] [laugh4]funny[laugh4], Sonja!
CeliviaDerekMember@derekJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 3,544
The poor POMS.Nikki KMember@nikki-kJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 15
I really needed that laugh! That has made my day! [exhappy]
Nikki KjulsMember@julsJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 18
Stinking hot on the Central Coast NSW today, already mid 30’s going for 39/40 but who am I to complain hey!
had a good laugh at your post, Merry Christmas to one & all
JulsSnowyParticipant@snowyJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 89LinarMember@linarJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 567
Offloaded an IP in Mt Isa about 4 weeks ago. How very decent of you to wait until the house sold before you posted that!
KSmart CookieParticipant@smart-cookieJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 33SonjaMember@sonjaJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 338
Glad I was able to provide some entertainment [wink2]
I posted this purely as a joke ’cause I had tears rolling down my face and my tummy ached from laughing when I read it. Partly because of real life Mt Isa story from my mother-in-law that is so similar it is a bit scary. A friend of hers moved there in winter and fell in love with the place. He had almost talked all of his friends into moving there to join him but half way through spring his love affair with Mt Isa began to turn sour and he was considering going home to Nowra. Half way through summer (according to this friend) everything in Mt Isa had turned sour, even the long term locals! Straight back to Nowra for him.
Smart Cookie, as far as investing in Mt Isa I’ve got no clue and never considered or researched it at all (ever) but that doesn’t mean it is “dead and buried” depending on what you are investing for.
[laughing] Keep laughing!
Sonjajs2Member@js2Join Date: 2003Post Count: 758
I was thinking of working in Mt Isa, don’t think I will now.
I can see why they get payed so well.
It’s bloody 110 degrees in the shade.
Footsteps in the sands of time weren’t made sitting down.
Positive Cashflow Financial Analysis Calculator OnlinetastraParticipant@tastraJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 4
That was great, had the tears rolling down my face as well, and the stomach may take a day or two to get over it!!!
TraceyecattMember@ecattJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 40
That was great… hope you dont mind but I have passed it on to a couple of my pommy mates here. Anything to stir them!AmandaBSParticipant@amandabsJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 549
Luv it !!
“It is better to be inconspicuously wealthy, than to be ostentatiously poor…”apprentice2Participant@apprentice2Join Date: 2003Post Count: 8
luv it, luv it, luv it….[biggrin]
I laughed sooo hard… I now have muscle pain on my face and stomach!!!
Thanks.WylieMember@wylieJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 346
My husband worked in the mines in Mt Isa for four years. I will be almost passing out with heatstroke in Brisbane and he says “what have you got the air conditioning on for, it’s lovely outside”. Yeah right!!!
I think the sun has had some sort of effect on him – fried his brain. Not only did he work underground, he also played football, just in case he wasn’t hot enough. Can you imagine playing football in 45 degree heat – MAD!!
He also says the cockroaches up there were as big as his foot (may be slightly exagerating) so that and the heat would be the end of me.
Not my type of town – Wylie.