Our number two daughter Peta the draftsperson has been hankering for her own car for years. The rewards for years of diligent study, obtaining a good job and saving hard are at last starting to materialise. After researching the market, the field was narrowed down to two Japanese manufacturers, Toyota and Mazda. Last week she visited the Mazda dealership at the end of our street and struck a deal for a shiny new red Mazda III sedan. She took delivery of it yesterday afternoon and naturally brought it to our place for us to admire. Well done Peta, it sure looks and smells pretty good. So do you.
Peta and her new Mazda III
Peta wasn't the only member of our family to strike a deal on a new Mazda last week. Our number four plumber son Tim has decided to start up his own plumbing company Willagee Plumbing & Gas. After briefly considering perils the second hand work-ute market, he ordered a brand new Mazda ute from the same dealership as Peta. I think it's due for delivery this morning. Will he bring it here for us to admire? That is the question.
Apparently our number three plumber son and his brave dog Ash were disturbed by the noise of a burglar last night rummaging on their back verandah as they watched TV. Ash gave chase, but the scumbag escaped, which was possibly lucky for everyone.
Being the 26th of January, today is Australia Day. I nearly forgot.
© MMXII Paul R. Weaver.
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