Anyway, where were we? Oh yes, I had been training for my new job in Sydney and lots of people were asking about the kids education and I was getting sick of it. Fast forward a few weeks and I've been working in my new job as a travel consultant for 6 weeks now. How time flies when you are having fun! I wasn't sure how I'd like working on commission with targets, but the competitive, competent side of my personality has kicked in and I'm enjoying it! Halfway through my first "official" month, I'm ahead of other novice consultants who are in their 11th and 12th months (after which you are not longer considered a novice). I haven't been "pushy", just helpful and nice and people are booking their holidays with me. Can't wait to see the results in my bank account now!
I spent 4 weeks of that 6 homeless - or rather, living the high life in motels. At roughly $130 a night, it was hurting the bank account! I managed to stay with a couple of Canberra friends and learned a lot about Canberra geography, driving around everywhere, searching out the best deal.
|Didn't get that one...|
|Got this one! Nice, yes?|
|What more do you need?|
|My life in a truck|
|Minus 2.5C. Time to put the car away in the garage,|
because getting ice off your windscreen in your work clothes sucks.
|My favourite room in the new house - the ensuite! It has UNDERFLOOR HEATING people!|
When it gets really cold in Canberra, I want to sleep on my bathroom floor.
|I finally have a bath!|
Given that I have been working full-time (it's taking me a bit to get used to this, can you tell?), and have spent all my weekends back down the coast packing and now (joy of joys) cleaning, the new house is still very unpacked and full of boxes.
But it is starting to feel like home because all our STUFF is there. And we've had a few nights where all of us (dog included) have been all together and I've cooked dinner. NOW it feels like home. Because all it takes is your stuff and your family to make a home.
|Video Boy has his PC all set up - when we finally get internet, all will be right with the world!|
|Wombat Girl is happy now her keyboard is set up.|
|And we have board games! What else do you need?|
|And this weekend, I'm (still) packing and cleaning our old house. Nearly ready to rent out to someone else. |
They can work on commission and have dogs - in fact, that's a prerequisite!
And we are up to date. Somewhere in there has been Easter and Mother's Day, but whatevs. I've been busy!
How much do you loathe moving?
Hit me up with how many houses you've lived in - this is our 14th house together (since 1992).
What did you get for Mother's Day? I got to cook! Seriously, that's all I got.