Thursday, February 21, 2008

I've been home for a couple of days, but have shamefully neglected you all! Been busy and tired. Mostly tired. I had a really nice weekend up at mum and dad's place, very restful. It was strange being there with no dog, though. There's always been a dog at my parents' place, this is the first time I've been there since Ebony was put down. Oh well, some friends came round and they brought their two dogs, so that was a bit better!

Work has been crazy the last couple of weeks. Our storeman is unavailable this month, so it's down to two of us (plus the girl I'm "training" to be the new me) to do everything including some nice big orders for two of our largest customers. Training the new girl is going quite well, she seems to be picking things up quickly, and I'm confident she'll work out well. I'm glad she's got over a week with me still there - unlike when I started, I spent about two hours with the previous girl and then I was on my own with the boss!

Plans for the Big Move are coming along nicely. I have to email Aidan an inventory of all our belongings, for some insurance reason or something, and tell them what day I want them there... I've got my parents and my in-laws coming over on March 3rd for a big day of packing and cleaning, which will be wonderful. So I hope to have the removalists on the 4th, and probably the carpet steam-cleaner dude on the 5th. Then, with any luck, I'll be free to do whatever - such as getting to Canberra to live with my husband! Wow, how weird will that be. I've been more or less single since October, and I haven't seen him in 5 weeks!

I've gotten more used to the idea of moving. I think since I've given notice at work and with the real estate agent, and started packing things, it's appeared more inevitable. It's not that I suddenly want to move, but the move is in motion and it's easier to go along with it than try to stop it and stay home!

So now we just need to find somewhere to live, and I need to find a job up there... easier said than done, of course, but it'll probably be easier to find work once I'm actually there. I think prospective employers are put off by the knowledge that I would have to make a special trip from Melbourne to Canberra just for a job interview, when I might not even get the job... Heck, even I'm put off by that. Oh well, things will come together...

I have to get an early night tonight... I need to be awake enough to ride my scooter to work tomorrow, because I have to drop it at the mechanic on my way home. It'll be fixed over the weekend, and then on Monday I'll have a fully operational vehicle again! Yay!

But for now, I really should go and do stuff like washing the dishes and putting away my clean clothes... maybe...

8 comments:

fathorse said...

ooooo house hunting, my favourite. I love nosing around in other people's houses....

ahem. yes.

Not so hot on the job-searching tho....still haven't got one....still need one....still spending money regardless....

Anonymous said...

Dispite being busy it sounds like things are sounding up, good stuff. Wash the dishes first as trouses and things can be worn; normally; back-to-front; insideout; and insideout and back-to-front at the same time.
Cheers,
Andrew

Menchie said...

Lots of luck on the packing. I think it's exciting to move to another place.

Have a great weekend Stace! :D

Within Without said...

Things are happening as they should, beautiful girl. Let them be, and they will proceed.

I'm sorry I haven't been round here in a while, but I've been thinking about you and Aidan.

Yeah, the job market and the housing market are a bit uncertain where you're going.

There's things to do, places to be, people to meet, and all that. But you and A will be together.

All the other stuff will fall into place.

Just make sure when you buy a place, it has an extra bedroom for when I want to visit, hopefully before the little ones come along

:-)

Keshi said...

I hate house-hunting and I hate moving...if I ever hv to move again, I'd rather die. LOL!

keshi.

Stace said...

Fathorse, I hate both! I've job-sought more often than I've house-hunted, so I'm more used to finding jobs...

Andrew, the dishes are done now! But I still haven't put my clothes away... I'll just wear them a few more times :)

Menchie, thanks hon, I'll need all the luck I can get! Plus my parents and my in-laws... hehe

WW - god forbid we buy... renting is fine for this little birdie, thank you very much! Unless Aidan comes up with a very good reason otherwise :P Are you alright lately? You know, you'll feel a lot better if you visit me (or rather, my blog) more often! ;) hehe

Keshi, I know the feeling... I hate moving, even moving within the same city is bad enough. Moving to Canberra from Melbourne is going to be interesting, to say the least! hehe

Homey said...

This is all very exciting. I love change so I would be doing a Snoopy dance if I were in your shoes.

This stage is drawing to a logical conclusion and the next phase will begin. Make sure that you write down all of the 'firsts' that the two of you shared in Melbs.

I love the term Removalists..I'm considering starting a political party named the Removalists. It seems to encompass most of what I want to change about 'the system'.

Cazzie!!! said...

Hope you find what you are looking for job wise up there in the ACT... and bonus, you have someone to hugg :)