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February 28th, 2007 at 05:35pm

Instead of taking more photos today I caught up on a lot of missed sleep from the last few days.

I do have some news for you though. The Canberra Centre was closed all day today and is expected to reopen tomorrow at 11am with the carpark opening at the usual time of 7am. Eight stores have been declared “right offs” write-offs, including Socrates which had a ceiling collapse.

Update 8:57pm: I took Nattie for a walk around the outside of the Canberra Centre this evening. The section with Dendy, Borders Books etc currently has no power, a group of people are using portable floodlights in there while they try to mop up. Construction works on the old City Markets site are continuing (I was able to see in, lots of concrete columns but nothing being built), mopping up is continuing in other area, and I had a chat with the staff (possibly owners) of the Angus & Robertson book store. They had a section of collapsed ceiling on display outside the store and it was quite clear that the floor and books were soaked. End Update

Samuel

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8 Comments

  • 1. Bearded Clam  |  February 28th, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    Hope you are not planning on working for the ABC anytime soon, Sam…

  • 2. Samuel  |  February 28th, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Nope. Is it just my imagination or is your comment in the wrong post.

  • 3. Bearded Clam  |  February 28th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    No, its in the correct post…

  • 4. Samuel  |  February 28th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Perhaps you would care to elaborate then.

  • 5. tuggers  |  February 28th, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Eight stores have been declared “right offs”, including Socrates which had a ceiling collapse.

    Maybe the Clam is saying you should be saying “write-off” which is a recognised description of insurance and accounting purposes You pointed the finger at ABC News and now you’ve made a typo….

  • 6. Samuel  |  February 28th, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    Indeed, In that case I hope that I’m not a teenage runner at the ABC any time soon, otherwise there is no telling what could appear on the screen!

    I couldn’t quite put my finger on why it looked wrong earlier, I know now.

    I stick by what I wrote in a comment in the relevant ABC discussion:

    Also, I am prone to spelling errors myself, sometimes I don’t notice and they “slip through the net”.

    Anybody have a spare slice of humble pie for me?

  • 7. Bearded Clam  |  March 4th, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    Thats it! Tuggers was write-on with his observational skills there.

  • 8. Samuel  |  March 4th, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    How much is that humble pie in the window?
    I do hope that pie is for sale.
    How much is that humble pie in the window?
    For it is my dinner tonight.


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