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Redo From Start

Dear Mum,

In case you’re wondering the title is an old computing joke, kinda! …and what I’m actually talking about is the fact that today I reinvigorated my job hunting, by which I mean I logged on to all the different websites that are employment related and updated all my details, uploaded a new and improved copy of my CV and put in our new address, etc.

Josh went off to Nana’s this morning after we played with his Lego and his Play Dough. We made an enormous house, out of the mass of Lego he now owns and then after tidying that up I made a nest and he made Play¬†Dough eggs to go in them. I still don’t know what kind of birds they were, although I think one may have been a cuckoo as there was one particularly large egg!

This evening Deanne cut my hair, which is good ’cause I looked a little like a vagrant, especially after forgetting to shave this morning. Tomorrow Joshy is at daycare so I’ll be continuing with my newly invigorated job hunting, tomorrow night we’re heading down to Mandurah as it’s Kody’s birthday and there’s a meal out, so I may not be able to write depending on what time we get home.

I didn’t take any pictures today but thought I’d include one of the cubby house we built after Matthew and Joshua’s visit at the weekend. (Our) Joshua slept in it for a couple of hours but then realised that it wasn’t very comfortable on the floor (I had put some sheets and blankets down¬†for him).

Love

Dan

Cubby House

Cubby House

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Strike

Dear Mum,
So, today was the teachers strike. This meant I had a Joshy/Daddy day today, which was nice.
Joshua and I headed for Kings Park. I was going to take him to the Rio Tinto naturescape playground, but Josh wanted to go back to the Synergy one which has the extinct animal sculptures.
We had a couple of good hours there and then came back for lunch. This afternoon I took him for a haircut. I was really proud because he sat on the booster seat all by himself. Until today he’s only ever had his hair cut sitting on my knee. He was really good and seemed to enjoy it.
Tomorrow he’s at kindy again so I’m at home , mainly doing an enormous pile of ironing.
Love
Dan

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Train Trip

Dear Mum,

Another Joshy/Nana day today, I took the opportunity to do a few things. Firstly I got a haircut, which is okay but the guy who cut my hair was maybe a little too thorough, although he did a grade two, he also went all round the edges with a razor and seemed to spend a long time faffing about after he’d finished. Deanne says it looks fine so I’m trying not to keep running my hand over my scalp.

Then I went to Garden City (I still love the name of that place), and just had a bit of a wander around, looking in the shops and checking out things like the price of shirts, which I may need should I actually come into possession of a job. I popped in to Woolworth’s and grabbed some milk and a couple of boxes of cereal, as we seem to be going through them like they’re going out of fashion.

I got back and Joshua was watching The Lion King 2, Julie seems to be stocking him up with DVDs while we’re staying with her, so at least Joshua will have plenty to watch if our recorder doesn’t actually receive the Aussie TV signal when it arrives. I made lunch, a cheese sandwich and some grapes, then decided I’d do a bit of a reconnaissance.

I left the house at about two with the idea that I’d try catching the bus and train to where I have the interview next week. It was quite a pleasant journey but from door to door took me about an hour and a half. Of course I may well be able to cut this down if you take in to account the extra buses and trains that run early in the morning and at home time, and the fact it was the first time I’d tried the trip.

I was very impressed by the facilities when I got there. It felt a lot like my previous employer, only much (much) bigger, it was quite nice to be back in the hustle and bustle of all the people going about their business or, more likely, relaxing!

I’ve included a picture of the entrance of the place, which I thought was quite impressive, below. On my way home I went in the shopping centre near the train station before I left, it was also huge! I guess that’s what happens when you build somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

There was a Target in the centre that was easily the size of a football field, you could hardy see the opposite wall of the place! After I’d done looking about I went and found the train station and made my way back. Funnily enough it took me less time to get home than it had to get there, so I guess I might just need a bit of practice at the journey…and frankly an hours commute in the UK would make most people quite happy.

Tomorrow I’m going to sort out my paperwork for the interview.

Love

Dan

Imposing?

Imposing?


Haircut 100 (dollars)!!!

Dear Mum,

Only joking, it actually cost $42 to get mine and Joshua’s hair cut today, although it was worth it, we both look great!

He and I went out first thing this morning, but went to Woolworths first to buy him a new toothbrush and toothpaste, then we went and looked but it was before nine so the hairdresser was still closed so we headed to Target and had a look at the videos and toys, he is most impressed at the enormous volume of Dinosaur Train DVDs over here, as well as Movies which we have on the recorder currently shipping over from the UK, so won’t be buying.

After getting home again Deanne, Josh and I went to his school and Joshua showed Dee around, we let him walk the way he wanted to as we’re trying to let him get used to it before he starts there on Monday. He seems much happier about the idea of going than he did at first, which is nice.

The we went to see a little Bob The Builder show which was running for the summer holidays up the road, it consisted of a woman dancing with someone dressed up as Bob in one of those big suits, which I don’t envy in this weather. It lasted for half and hour, and although he didn’t join the other kids dancing he stared entranced (or possibly scared) the whole time.

He actually had another nap this afternoon, he keeps saying I’m not tired in a grumpy voice, then goes down and sleeps for about two hours until we have to wake him up so he’ll actually go to bed.

Tomorrow morning Julie is looking after him and we’re going to Centrelink, which is a bit like a benefits office. Bob has mentioned it’s where all the lowest denominations of society hang out, so we’re looking forward to that. But we have to get Joshy a CRN number before we can get any sort of idea about what the Day Care place is going to charge to look after him.

Oh yes, i also found out today that I can’t get my NDSS stuff signed off because I have an insulin pump which was prescribed in another country. So I have to see an endocrinologist to get a rubber stamp on some paperwork before I can get subsidised consumables, like infusion sets and blood test sticks. Ridiculous!!!

Love

Dan