After answering a few emails and Facebook enquiries this morning, I took Mum to a medical appointment in Euroa and did a bit of shopping. A carload of tradies drove past and called out "'ey Murray" (or something along those lines) at me as I waited to cross Binney St, which was quite funny.
Later, I visited the Euroa Gazette for a quick interview with Caroline Keenan. I then visited a couple of local businesses and ended up assisting one local business owner with some computer issues, which took me through until 2:30pm (we seem to have fixed the issue).
From 3pm until they closed just after 6, I was outside Burton's IGA again - having advertised on the local community Facebook page that I'd be there. I again had several fascinating conversations about everything from numerology to marriage equality, from the dairy industry to why on earth I'd want to be an MP :).
I got to have a brief chat to a gentleman, whose daughter told me that he is a former Member for Indi (I'm guessing Ewen Cameron). I'm honoured that a former party MP and his family seemed supportive of my campaign.
After IGA closed, I went to Shepparton to meet Ruth who had another page of signatures for my nomination form. I asked her what she wanted from government, apparently "nothing really", she's simply helping me out because she thinks people should "have a go". Medicare, dental and education costs were mentioned, but mostly as an afterthought. There are many reasons why I hope to win the seat of Murray, but one large one is so I can thank Ruth - a stranger before last month - for all of her help.