LOTS OF PHOTOS THIS WEEK.
Wednesday 5th June
Today was Line Dancing and we practised a new routine to a new song. Not only is this a lot of fun but is good exercise as well.
Thursday 6th June
Graham arrived at 9.30 and said, “let’s get the CCTV installed.” We spent the best part of 7 hours drilling a hole through the floor to run the cables. While Graham ran the cables behind an underfloor timber panel I started to install the cameras in the chosen places. The camera’s and power leads were connected to the DVR which was connected to a monitor and by Ethernet cable to the Modem. Power on and we have a picture on all four camera’s. Recording and playback all work as intended.
Friday 7th June
Today I set up a remote viewing App on my Smart Phone so I can access the CCTV anywhere.
Saturday 8th June.
More tech stuff today. Firstly I want to thank Mr Val for helping me through the process. I think I was able to help him learn more about his own CCTV setup.
We often watch movies from the Internet. We use a device called Google Chromecast to cast the movie from our laptop or desktop to our TV. It has worked wonderfully for the last 4 years. Until today. I tried to cast a movie today but nothing happened. I tried to re-install Chromecast but received a message to say Google no longer supports the cast facility from desktops and laptops. It will now only support a portable device such as a mobile phone or tablet. Grrr! I downloaded the Netflicks App to my phone and cast a movie anyway.
Sunday 9th June
We were both up early as we wanted to be away from the house by 8.30 am. As usual, that did not happen but we did get away by 8.45am. We planned to be at Coolangatta before 9.30 am as the Cooly Rocks On 2019 street parade began (or so I thought) at 9.30. It seems every second car on the M1was headed to Coolangatta as well. Not only that but they all seemed to want to park where we were going too. I underestimated the size of the crowd and misread the street parade time of 9am.
Oh well, we missed the parade but got to see all the cars and motorcycles on display anyway.
There were 340 cars on display from several states.
Actually it was a bit overwhelming.
Then of course there was the rock and roll bands in the street and dancing and pinball competition and retro markets and Poodle and Pugs Parade (that explains why there were so many poodles and pugs in the street and in the parks) and dance lessons and dance performances.
It was just crazy the number of people dressed in retro style and so many places selling retro style clothes and auto parts. Street food was everywhere as was rock and roll coming from 5 bandstands and being played around picnics.
We stopped to watch a rock band and a dozen dancers on Marine Parade when we spied Colin and Sue from Mackay.
We were both pleased and surprised to see each other. They took up dancing lessons a year ago and flew down here to attend the festival and dance of course.
Donnis and I took a walk around Greenmount Point
to Rainbow Bay
and then on to Snapper Rocks.
The three surf clubs, Greenmount,
Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks were also busy with standing room only on their balconies overlooking the surf.
We did not get home until just on dark. What a great day out. We must put it on our calendar for next year. Perhaps by then our dance lessons will give us the skills and courage to join the other dancers.
Tonight I played another movie on my phone and cast it to our TV. Great clear picture and sound.