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We’re Back

Dear Mum,

First of all – happy birthday, I hope you’ve had a great day. I did call the old guy but you were out digging!

The broadband is back up and running so a quick note to say the move went fine and after four days we’ve unpacked a good deal of our stuff, although there is still a lot to do.

Thankfully I have the rest of the week off work as I worked the first three days of this week, upgrading a bunch of computers (just over a hundred) in the David Jones store in the centre of Perth, had to get up at about five thirty to get to the boss’s house to get into town for seven-ish A couple of tiring days.

I’ll try and Skype you tomorrow.

The picture was taken late morning on Saturday, just as we arrived at the new house and before we’d all hurt ourselves moving hundreds of boxes!

Love

Dan

Moving Day

Moving Day


New, Faster ‘Blog

Dear Mum,

Well, we’re finally back online! Hooray!!!

These last two weeks have seemed very long, in a nutshell we arrived at the house on the morning we moved in at exactly the same time the guys turned up with a big container with all our stuff in it. They were very efficient and were out again before we knew it. We spent a couple of days still staying at Julie’s house but coming over to unpack stuff in the daytime before we actually moved in.

…and I tell you what, having our own place again feels so different to being lodgers in someone else’s house. It was so kind of them to let us stay all that time but being in a house on our own again is a-mazing!

It’s a four bed place, we’re in the master, with an en-suite, next to us is the computer room, then a spare room, currently mainly inhabited by things in a transitory state. Books which need to go back in to boxes, bits of old toys and other stuff which were packed with other things we actually needed.

The phone line and broadband have been a bit of a mare, apparently the company couldn’t do anything until the old bill was settled with the previous provider…which took ages. Then they couldn’t set up the broadband until after the phone line was sorted, and now we’re still waiting on the little box, which will hopefully provide us with a means of decoding the, as yet, undecipherable Australian television signal we can’t get on our old TV or recorder-box. Still at least we’ve now got our DVDs and UK recordings again.

Joshua settled in really quickly and decided he’d have the second biggest bedroom, it’s at the far end of the house to our room, but on the bright side it’s also right down the hall from the sitting room and kitchen/lounge so at least we don’t disturb him when he’s gone to bed.

Josh is also pretty happy that he has a whole playroom to himself, it’s the far end of the open plan kitchen dining room bit so he can play there while we’re making food or tidying up. All his toys are out and he’s having fun playing with all the things he hasn’t had since they were packed up in England.

We’re also pretty close to a (big) park which is where I took the picture of Joshy cycling this afternoon. The other picture is of him when we left school yesterday. It’s the first time it’s rained at the same time as I picked him up, so he wanted a picture of himself with the umbrella.

Gotta go, it’s getting late and Bob’s coming round in the morning to pick up his shears, which he leant us to cut the hedge out the front with.

Love

Dan

Rain, rain, keep raining please. Fill up our dams thank you.

Rain, rain, keep raining please. Fill up our dams thank you.

Josh cycling through the park.

Josh, cycling through the park.


Sold Our Souls

Dear Mum,
This morning I dropped Deanne off at work so she could get an early start, in order for us to be able to make the four o’clock appointment at the estate agents this afternoon.
After that I headed to the bank to get a large bankers cheque made out, which was for our deposit and first two weeks rent. I headed home and called the recruitment agencies to see if anything had come up yet, which it hadn’t.
I went to Garden City to ask Telstra about getting broadband and a phone line put in when we move in to the house, not as complicated as I expected!
After lunch I sorted out our ID, etc. to take with us, then popped to the post office to post my signed NDSS form, so I can get supplies for my pump.
Finally it was time to pick Deanne up and head to the estate agents. The appointment took about an hour, as the lady had to go through all the paperwork line by line, then get us to initial each bit to agree we had understood it. Eventually we signed on the dotted lines and so now I believe they own us, and probably the next ten generations sired from us!!!
We collect the keys next Thursday and hopefully our container full of stuff arrives the same day.
More of the same tomorrow, I suspect.
Love
Dan