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...