Not much news or progress today. Our 40′ container is in Alice Springs, but the side-lifting trailer needed to deliver it was out of town. Hopefully tomorrow we’ll get it; then we’ll be able to begin work in earnest. It was a beautiful, cool day today, though–our first without rain–and most of us managed to squeeze in a walk or a run.
Tonight we went to the grocery store to stock our kitchen for the weeks ahead. That proved a bit of an adventure, with fruit prices per kilogram, sliced lunchmeat costing AU $60/kg (US $24/lb), and scarcely any familiar brands or products in sight. (Even those which we recognized had renamed their products: viz., Kellogg’s Frosties, Rice Bubbles, and Sultana Bran.) Still, it was a pleasure to come home and realize we could grab a quick snack or an easy meal when we wanted.