I have had such a great day today I had to share with you all!!! Chris left for the Pioneer plant early this morning and we drug out the rubbish and recycling bins and they took them both this week!!! Yay!!! Last week we thought was the week for recycling but obviously we had bad information!!! They come every fortnight (every other week–see that is your word of the day).
I got ready to go walk the beach and as I was going out the back gate the neighbor was out so we introduced ourselves. The wife was there and then the husband came out to meet me and their names are Bob and Carol—no joke!!! They said they were still waiting on Ted and Alice so they obviously have a good sense of humor. Guess they had rented their house out and could not be too selective on who they rented to and now it is kind of a wreck inside so they have moved back to work on it and fix it back up. really nice couple and they offered any kind of help that we needed—I think they moved in the same day we did.
I went and walked and there was a guy starting to get set to fish and his two dogs –Sparky a jack russell and Kelly-a black lab–came up to sniff me and play a bit so we struck up a conversation. Dogs are always a great way to meet someone!!! As usual I got the life story—well not quite the whole life but his name is Tony, he is a trucker, he was married to an American woman but she left him for one of his mates and took Sparky with her. Long story but one of his friends saw Sparky in Melbourne and recognized him and dognapped him back!!!! After “bashing” the bloke she was living with. He was quite a colorful man but very kind and probably one of the most real Australians I have met to date! When I left he told me that he and the dogs would see me again soon—they fish all the time and everyone on the beach knows his dogs!!!
I finally attacked my closet and clothes today and at least got them all out of suitcases even if the system isn’t really perfect. It will work. I will have to redo when I finally get my dresser but at least I have things where I can find them. I am wishing that I had packed some different things but I really got rid of a lot of clothes when we moved and now I am just wearing shorts and flip flops all of the time. The weather has been beautiful but today was a little overcast but still in the mid 70’s. Perfect!!!
i am getting excited about having Aaron and Thom here this weekend!!!! It is going to be great!!!! Will keep you posted!