'I open the door to her to reveal the fact that knox's noodles were still in a bowl on the table, stickers stuck to the goddamn lounge, the house an absolute mess... And I failed.''Sarah and I have been together since 18 and married since 21.We have two sons but have had three as our first son was stillborn.I place a lot of emphasis on family which is why I left the army and began working on the front desk of Fitness First,' he said.'The fall back of this is Sarah's been going through this daily struggle without me whilst she was sick.
'When you leave a government service and fight your way back into the real world you almost feel less than you did before.Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about what we can learn from American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson.Mr Kearns explained how he rushed out of work and that because he was a dad, he gets '40 + hours of respite per week under the socially acceptable provisor "supporting the family" while mum continues doing what women seem to so effortlessly do.' Learning: 'When I visited her in hospital yesterday we had a laugh about the difference it was for me and Sarah said "you should do updates on Facebook so you remember how hard it is",' Mr Kearns said 'Unshaven, hair a mess, wearing the pants and socks from the day before and a hoodie covering up the fact I had no shirt on.Hadn't showered, not yet brushed my teeth, Knox comes running out in his sleeping bag asking for a new Yoghurt muesli bar to be opened,' he wrote.
Then she shares a moving memory of her own father, and of their shared love of baseball.1 Ironing board, mop straw broom 2 2 door stationery/storage cabinet 5 shelf hammertone finish 90x200x46cm 3 Sportsmaster 44C exercise bike 4 2 door stationery cabinet 4 shelf grey 90x200x46cm 5 Heavy weight crow bar 6 8 star droppers 165cm long 7 Labour Saving Mop new, set of 6 wooden handled steak knives – unused, wooden handled bar set – unused, old Staffordshire silver jug, old port bottle & 4 Mateship & Money Making Book by O’Malley 8 Captain Fields’ map instrument & original Best Box timber collectable instrument, miniature slide rule, Faber Castell Model 109F drafting board, magnifying glass, scissors etc 9 Targus Defcon 1 Notebook computer security system 2 insulated drink containers, 2 sets coasters, Billion ADSL router, desk top storage box, torch 10 Cane laundry basket 65 x 78cm, 3 decorative bottles 11 2 boat hooks adjustable paddle beach umbrella 12 Table top magnifying lamp, basket, nautical decanter, ‘sale’ flag, Ezimoves furniture moving system, Windows 8 for Seniors, asstd copy paper 13 Panasonic Model SA-BM4Z MASH MP3 audio system with remote 14 2 aluminium baseball bats 15 Sony HDMI CD/DVD player with remote & instructions 16 3 KC Tools high impact drive sockets, ¾”, 2 3/8″, 1 ½” unused 17 Approx 4 various trailer light sockets 18 Folding single bed & mattress, dress covers, kneel tray etc 19 Amplified indoor antenna Model IA800A 20 Russell Hobbs sandwich toaster 21 GMF 6″ double end bench grinder 22 IKEA L-shape desk dismantled white 23 Arlec battery tester Model BT831 24 New Paklite 4 wheel 141125 cabin size suitcase (Retail 9) 25 2 walking sticks 26 Thetford Model 323106 cassette toilet holding tank replacement, jerry can, sundry caravan accessories 27 Pair caravan levelling ramps & stoppers 28 Qantas suitcase multi compartment 60cm as new 29 2 reflector speed signs 25 & 40kms 60 x 32cm 30 Hammock travel checkers bottle puzzle 31 Wrought iron lady silhouette/mannequin 32 River Murray boat flag & pole 33 Qty of slid white opal & asstd gem stones 34 Container of asstd cuff links & old collar pins & new Parker biro 35 Souvenir SS Orsova leather clothes brush & cuff link holder with cuff links 36 Olympus digital camera with charger 37 Seiko Kinetic SKJ076 gents watch a/f, Titanium Sports 100 day date watch 38 Mont Blanc fountain pen in case S/N IP1258629 – unused 39 Calibre pocket digital TV 40 Galvanised Coca Cola bottle carrier with bottles – 2 empty 6 fluid ounce bottle, 1 unopened 237ml bottle, 1 unopened Americas’ Cup 1987 300ml bottle, 1 unopened 250ml bottle 41 Contents of trestle including books, wire strippers, drill bits, screwdrivers, shifter, tin snips, fuses, part socket set etc 42 2 part reels or cord & bag string 43 Container of caravan cassette toilet fluid Aqua Chem Aqua Rinse spare locks & waste hose 44 Bucket clothes washer 45 Bosch cordless screw driver 3.6 volt with charger, right angle driver & accessories & LED free standing work torch, sledge hammer 46 First Aid Kit 47 Sunbeam Micathermic 2000w convection heater & Moretti ceramic 2000w tower heater 48 Qty short lifting slings & large chain with hook 49 Twin slings with hooks & lifting ring 50 2 lengths asstd chain 51 Short lifting chain with hook & 3 heavy duty hooks & heavy duty ‘D’ shackle 52 Length of chain with ring & chain grip 53 Eurolad pedestal heater 2000w & 2 pedestal fans 54 Mobile Rota Rangex tool cabinet 55 Contents of trestle including spot light Stanley No 4 plane, polishing buffs, broom head, keys, scraper, alan keys, Esky water container, set of glasses etc 56 Trailer adaptor plugs & tow bar tongues 57 Moonboot 58 Sundry chargers, 2 jemmy bars, spirit level 59 Engel 15 12/240v fridge/freezer complete with Engel AC adaptor 60 Contents container – 2 fans, 10 litre water container with tap, oil absorbent material, sand paper, battery display model – light weight (great for throwing to people) NOT container 61 1 full & 1 part rolls plastic wrap & wrapping machine 62 3 tier steel framed bench demountable 63 Collectors Stihl 4 shelf display unit 64 Large roll of brown paper & large roll of plastic 65 Large quantity of German cutlery approx 90 pieces WMF Germany Friodur silver plated flatware 66 3 drawer mobile chest good quality 67 Trestle of asstd extension cords, including long lengths & power boards 68 4 green PVC stacking chairs 69 Hi-Country Jumbo self-inflating mat in carry bag 70 Heavy duty timber storage rack approx 170x196x52cm 71 2 Restricted Area signs 72 3 Caution signs 73 3 Forklift Operating Area signs 74 3 poly tarps & 2 door mobile trolley 75 Approx 15 novels both paper & hard back 76 4 paperback Alan Pease Body Language 77 6 excellent books including Shantaram by G D Roberts, In God’s Name by David Yallop, Art of Happiness by Dali Lama & A Cutler, Going for It by Victor Kyam, Starlin’s Gold by Barry Penfold, For the Benefit of the People by Rob Linn 78 Approx 26 asstd hard & paper backs inspirational & finance including – If you Want to be Rich & Happy Don’t go to School by Kiyoski, Rich Dad books, Paul Clitheroe’s Road to Wealth, My Dad Thinks I Rob Banks by Joseph Salmon 79 4 decorating books 80 Australian Commonwealth Specialists Stamp Catalogue S/N 3337, Stamp pricing & description catalogue circa 1989 & First Edition in full colour Pacific Island stamp catalogue 81 History of WW11 & related books including – 5 volumes Pictorial History of Australia at War 1939-1945, Classic Shadows biography of Australian Air Ace by Stephen Lewis & Bob Calper, Second World War in Map & Story reprinted 1942 edition (6/10), History of WW11 Volume 1 British print Greatest Battles of WW11, Tales from the Sagan Woods – copy -4th year of war in pictures, Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia 1942 handbook 82 Phantom Comic No 753 condition very good 7/10 83 13 books biography & autobiography including – The Pacemaker by Donald Nicholls, The Playford Story signed by Playford, Rise & Fall of Alan Bond by Paul Barry, Iacocca an Autobiography, The Will to Win Story of Frank Beaurepaire, Barry Sheen, From Strength to Strength by Sara Henderson SA Rowing Association, Aussie John story of John Simon, Man Who Couldn’t Wait B J Carroll, Warwick Fairfax Folly & The Bankers Who Back It, Big Wheels & Little Wheels Laurence Hartnett, Bob Ansett His Story, John Bertram Born to Win, By Myself Fletcher Jones, Janet Holmes a Court by Patricia Eagan 84 Rare Booklet of World Challenge Proteus Bluebird Project 1963 – condition 8/10 85 Approx 14 asstd cooking, health & BBQ books 86 Weary The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop by Sue Ebury, War Diaries of Weary Dunlop by Sir Edward Dunlop – condition 9/10 87 Wonder Book of Ships 4th Edition Ford Locke & Co early 20th century – condition 4.5/10 88 The Cattle King Ion Idriess, Readers Digest Strange & Amazing Facts, 2 hard cover Ridges How to Win from Real Estate & New Ways to Real Estate Wealth circa 80s 89 Approx 25 asstd books some collectable of River Boats of the Murray etc 90 Qty of early circa 50s & 60s & recent Wheels magazines, Car magazines 91 Qty of Unique Cars & Just Cars magazines 92 Qty of boating magazines including boat tests dating back to 1960s 93 Qty Modern Motor magazines dating back to 1970s 94 Qty of Wanderer Caravan test, Campervan, VW Camper some modern some vintage 95 3 books of Mercedes Benz 96 Legendry Hispania Suiza Motor Car Johnnie Green 1977 97 MG Price Guide, workshop manuals 1962-1980.