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We now live in Euroa

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The unit in Kennedy Court, Euroa that we have moved to.  Our New phone number is (03) 57 399 398.

The unit in Kennedy Court, Euroa that we have moved to. Friends are invited to email for our new phone No.

It has been a long and eventful journey from our 10 acres at Whitfield to a two bedroom Town House or Unit in Euroa.

With my deteriorating health, we had reached the point where we could no longer manage the acreage and, in the event of me falling off my perch, Pauline was naturally concerned that she could find herself stranded – alone in Whitfield – and have difficulty in selling the property further down the line.

We put “Caringbush” on the market to test the waters and within two weeks, we had two purchasers willing to pay the asking price.   Once we signed the sale contract we then had to await on the purchaser’s finance to be approved leaving us with about 50 days to find a new home. We searched from Echuca through Tocumwal and found some nice places in ‘Lifestyle Villages’ for the retirees but found their terms and conditions not to our liking.

Then, out of the blue, we found this well presented Town House in Euroa and within a couple of days we had signed to purchase the property tying the settlement date for both transactions for the same day.  Cutting a long story short, we moved over the last week and are now permanently ensconced in our new home.

The biggest benefits to me are:

  • We can just press a button to heat or cool the place down.  No more  sourcing, storing, and carting firewood.
  • We have ADSL – for the first time in our lives.  Euroa is restricted to ADSL1 which is heaps faster than Satellite.  We have an account with iiNet that gives us 25 Gigabytes download @ 1,500 Kbs download speed.  Bundled with unlimited national calls via VOIP, the package costs $90/month.  That’s what we paid for the phone only with Telstra plus another $45/month for 1 Gig Internet access @ <500 Kbs.  With a new 18 inch LCD monitor, I’m in Internet heaven.
  • Pauline loves the access to a shopping centre and a variety of restaurants/takeaways just up the road (as opposed to a 100km round trip to Wangaratta.  Being 1.5 hours away from family and friends instead of 3+ hours at Whitfield is a big bonus too.

We have just about settled in and I will get back to a bit of blogging in the near future.


Written by Greg Naylor

28 August 2009 at 2:05 pm

Posted in Greg Naylor, PERSONAL

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  1. Congrats Greg. Euroa’s a nice town – great shopping strip, full of character. Send me an email with your address and Leanne & I will pop over one day soon to see you.



    Ray Dixon

    28 August 2009 at 8:23 pm

    • Ray, it will be great to catch up with you and finally meeting Leanne. I presume you got the new address details

      Greg Naylor

      30 August 2009 at 7:04 pm

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  3. Best wishes on your new abode. I benefit too as I now have a “half way” stop over on my none too frequent Melbourne business trips.


    29 August 2009 at 6:18 am

    • Jim, you are welcome to call in at anytime … except Friday (Doctors visit) and I look forward to catching up with you.

      Greg Naylor

      30 August 2009 at 7:02 pm

  4. I sent an email request for your new phone # last week but it seems to have got lost, Greg.


    2 September 2009 at 7:42 am

  5. Hi Greg, just a line to say..and you probably know anyway about the doctors closing in moyhu and whitfield by xmas…lucky you moved away ..whitfield is not going along so well i think
    regarsd linda

    linda howarth

    14 November 2009 at 11:02 am

    • Hi Linda. We didn’t know that. That’s disgraceful. With all the young families in the area, where do they turn. The doctors in Wangaratta are reportedly not taking any new patients. At least Dr Chris Lourensz is in Benalla (we have to make the 100Km round trip to see him) from Euroa.

      Greg Naylor

      14 November 2009 at 1:01 pm

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