My feet are tired this afternoon!!! I think I must have walked a million miles today—well not really but it feels like it right now! Chris left for the mills early and I got up and walked the Strand–made it to the Rock Pool again but I think I did it a little slower today than I have been doing it. I was having some shin splint issues I think—guess I didn’t warm up enough or something but I made it back and showered and chilled out a bit before heading back out. We had filled out all of our paperwork for the house so I wanted to drop that off and give them the bond money so that we had that all taken care of. Once I gave them all the stuff I gave them my ATM card to do the bond and 2 weeks rent and it was declined. Now I had just checked the account before I left to make sure what we had available and there was plenty in there so I couldn’t figure it out but the girl said that maybe there was a limit on it so I walked to the bank to figure it out.
She was absolutely correct and now that I think about it I remember they told us there were limits per day but I thought it was just for ATM withdrawals and not for using it!!! Gee whiz. I guess all the big purchases we have done we have used the credit card so CSR can reimburse us (since Chris negotiated an “allowance” of sorts for furnishings) so we hadn’t run into that. I think it is most inconvenient !!!! I am going to have to see if you can get it raised because I am used to the American debit cards which as long as you have the appropriate funds you can use it for any amount. So I did learn something. And so I got cash…..and walked several blocks with $2500 cash in my bag…oh well. But the other good thing was I got a quote on renters insurance today while I was at the bank. They are full service banks here and do insurance of all types too so we will probably just do that since it is easy and all I have to do now is call her and tell her yes.
Made it back to the realtor and plunked down my cash and the poor girls had to count it about 5 times to make sure it was right. I think they are not really all into work here from the looks of it and while I was there I talked to our realtor and she set me straight on a couple things I had questions about. I just got an email from the owner and he has already made sure the gas tanks are filled and is doing all the final work on it and said if we needed delivery of any of our furniture before the move in date that was fine so he is really great about everything. Now if we could just get rid of the green frogs in the toilet…..i told Angela and she shook her head and said she told him not to tell me!!! but she says she has them occasionally in her house too and you just keep the lid down (note to the men out there) and it isn’t too bad because you contain them….oh the thrills of living in Australia.
I walked down to Flinders Mall and found a couple bargains—some throw pillows for the couch which we need now but they will be perfect for the new furniture, a pair of sandals and a couple of cheap baskets. But I ran out of arms to carry things so came on back. Tonight dinner is going to be one of those already cooked chickens which have been calling me everytime I have been in the store—I finally broke down and got one and hopefully it will be as good as it looks and smells!!!
So another exciting day—oh and I got an email that our house in Iowa has a massive leak in the upstairs bathroom……going down to the basement……so the realtor is getting a plumber out there asap. Sigh. At least here if something happens like that it won’t be our responsiblity. So life goes on!!!