The last few weeks have been very busy for me and my family. My mum helped me with my packing so that I would get it all done before the removalists turned up. I even had gone to the crazy trouble of cataloging all the books I own (almost all) which took a very long time.
During the next week I dropped my car off in South Brisbane at the transport depot so that it would be sent to Darwin ahead of me. I then rushed to the bus stop to catch a bus that was due to arrive in 20 mins. However, upon arriving there 10 mins before the due bus, I waited about 30 mins for a bus that never turned up. I rang the Transinfo and they didn’t know anything and the only advice they had was to catch a later bus from a nearby street (which I already knew about – my backup plan). After another 30 mins waiting that bus did arrive and I was on my way. 50 mins later, I arrived in Brisbane City and walked very quickly to the train station to take me to North Brisbane. Another hour later and I finally was off the pathetic public transport system and met up with my mum to head home. Yes, I hate public transport!
Just last week I had do more packing for my mum’s move out of the house she was renting. Fortunately we had family members and friends to help us rather than use removalists (a big thankyou to Karin, Karl, Kim, Kendal & Bec, Morris & Rosemary). We made the move in one day taking some furniture to my mum’s rental cottage, and the rest to storage. On Saturaday mum and I unpacked, and I organised her kitchen. Then this week we spent the last 3 days cleaning up our former house. This house was so big that a normal clean took a long time. Part 1 consisted of cleaning the carpets and the bathrooms as well as removing odds and ends from the house, part 2 we spent more time on the window grills and taking things to storage (I also reorganised it to fit a lot more things in there) and the tip. Part 3 (today) we both washed the windows and I hosed down the cobwebs and dust from the outside. Then we took yet more things to storage and to the tip.
I was drenched in sweat all over by the time we were finished. But wait there’s more, after our last storage run, we swept out the garage and then piled all our cleaning equipment into the car. Hurray, a long job finished.
This morning (before all that crazy cleaning) mum and I travelled to Maroochydore to go shopping for a wireless internet modem (one that connects wirelessly to the internet). We arrived around 9:30am, and when we were finished the shopping centre was jam-packed. We were stalked by a car park vulture following us on our way to the car. Then about two or three of them crowded us in, forcing us to reverse the wrong way and take the scenic car park route out of there (crazy holiday shoppers).
I have now set up mum’s internet using this modem and although the download speeds are extremely slow (compared to my last internet connection), surfing and general internet usage is adequate.
Tonight I spotted about three owls perched in a couple of trees in our front yard and their call sounded like a whispering croaky cry. A bit eerie. The cat took no notice of them 😀
Well, I could type a whole lot more, but am too tired to do so. Signing off!
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