I came home from shopping early this afternoon to my son complaining how he could not find his calculator (scientific one from school). He is doing revision at the moment for his end of semester Maths exam next week. We then searched the house for the calculator to no avail. A few weeks before this we had discussed the idea of buying a second calculator and leaving it at home for my sons when needed. Anyway back to the story ... I had not of course managed to buy that second calculator and so I thought well now's as good a time as ever. So I then called another family from school to check which calculator they use at school. At the time she offered us a spare one that she had there but I said no I really should go buy one (and I honestly did not feel like driving up the mountain to their house to collect it).
So 45 minutes and 10 phone calls later we could not find one. Everyone we called was out of stock. They had others (the $210 ones) but decided against that option. We double checked at school in his locker and no luck. So I decided that I would have to go up the mountain after all to borrow the calculator from friends. Up the mountain is up to the township of Sassafras in the Dandenong Ranges which is lovely but a long and windy road to get there. Anyway on the way up you travel through the Dandenong Ranges National Park and through some eucalyptus forests which are always beautiful so I had to pull over and take a photo. Unfortunately only on my phone camera (again)