I have quite the enviable life, don’t I? As I sit here drinking a nice cuppa Darjeeling tea accompanied by a fresh chocolate scone from the bakery down the street I am thinking exactly that!!! The sun is shining brightly today and it is around 74 degrees outside right now and beautiful!!! Makes up for the gloomy rainy day of yesterday where I walked in the rain with no umbrella (and I doubt I shipped one..) to the grocery store to get milk and oj and stuff for dinner!!!
Chris is off to the Herbert Region today, found his bluetooth earpiece which he was stressed about yesterday morning right where he had put it in his briefcase!!! I think he is a little over organized or something. I walked up to the realty office to put in our application but of course I needed Chris’ driver’s license to complete it and he kind of needed to have that with him today so once he can get there with that they will start processing it. The problem is that he may not be able to get there until Saturday but oh well—that is life. It will all work out.
I decided to do a little bit of Flinders Mall when I walked back—when they talk of a mall it is not quite the same as our concept in the States. A mall is a street that they have blocked off and closed up to traffic where there are shops, restaurants, etc. down both sides with a common area in the middle where they have seating, fountains, even a stage where they hold events. I found a newspaper stand that had cards so I got one for Chris for our 26th anniversary (tomorrow!!!) and ventured on to look at clothing, etc. I am not sure I have their sizes figured out—-I seem to take a size larger than in the US which DOES NOT make me happy! I did find a skirt for quite inexpensive so I got that. I also went to the Salvo store (Salvation Army!!) and found some books and some coasters which we kept saying we needed here in the apt for cheap cheap cheap!!! Not much else there but at least I can keep stocked up on reading material. The lady there was very nice, helpful and engaged me in conversation which of course was because I guess I look so non-Australian!!! The funny thing that happened at the clothing store was a little older lady came up and asked me if I knew if they had changing rooms—now that was the blind leading the blind. She then proceeded to joke with me that if they didn’t she would just find a spot in the back and slip her pants on and if there were any pervs around they could have at her!! And maybe she would find a partner! I told her that might work but it might not be the kind of partner she wanted and she just laughed.
They have a big information booth in the middle of the mall so I stopped there and Iris gave me a couple of maps and even a packet for new residents so now I have all the phone numbers and info I will need for when we do get into a house which will be great. She was quite helpful and said she had just helped a lady from Canada and i told her we were kind of from southern Canada….that is Chris’ line. They like Canadians more than Americans and the Canadians hate it if you mistake them for a US person I guess. Funny stuff you learn.
Tonight if Chris gets home early enough we may head back out to look at furniture since this is the one night that places stay open later than 5 or 6 pm. We will see how tired he is. He has been running on not a lot of sleep—neither of us have slept very well here but last night was better. Not as noisy outside I guess.
So that is the excitement from here! I know I am holding you all on the edge of your seats!!! More soon!