7/02/01: Up and had breakfast at the dugout. Steve was off to the TAFE to partake of a short course on opal carving. While he was learning how to carve opals, I caught up some computer work, packaged some opals, and headed for the post office. I met Steve at the TAFE after his opal carving class. He was enthused and excited and appreciated Stuart Jackson’s experienced opal cutting instruction! We both signed up for carving on Thursday morning. We had lunch at the New Millennium Cafe, sent an e-mail out, and then headed out of town for a walk along one of the many mining trails in the outback. Looked for opals along the hike but only picked up a few gypsum specimens which are plentiful around the mullock heaps. After walking, we stopped at Arnold’s dugout to make dinner plans for Monday night (7:00 Tom and Mary’s). We had some supper and then home for some sleep.