I really am not going to whinge—that is the Aussie word for complain and moan…there is a lot of that but not me!!! My tummy is filled with a yummy Chinese meal from Benny’s and we are watching some movie on the movie channel with John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman so life is good!!!
I have managed to get some stuff done the past couple of days–mainly getting things lined up for the move into the house like getting the utilities put in our names. I had a fairly interesting time with the electric company because their automated voice thing could not understand me……it would ask why i was calling and I would say “to establish service” and then the little voice would say “i am sorry we did not understand your request. Could you please rephrase it in a different way?”. I ended up hanging up twice and thinking about what to say!!! I finally did get through to the right place, got a live person and things went better then but we will see what our name ends up being once we get the first bill!!! Funny thing is that they ask for a deposit but then they just bill you for it….that makes no sense to me! I think I did manage to get things set up and hopefully we will be okay –there really was not that much to do and we have not decided on tv cable stuff yet so that will come later but thank goodness I can do that online and not have to talk to anyone!! I know that sounds weird but it is easier to not have to be understood. Now I don’t think I sound funny but I guess I do!!
I have been very good about walking every morning–this morning i got back and hopped in the shower and heard this noise…..the cyclone alarm was going off. So i hopped out, toweled off and then the announcement came that the testing was over….I guess I missed the whole announcement that they were testing the system. We now know it works. Not a very nice shower today!
Looks like Chris is going to the Cowboys game on Saturday (AFL–Australian Football League) with the CSR group from the Herbert region. He said I could go but if I am the only woman I am going to pass on that experience and let him bond with his “guys”. I told him I was fine with that and didn’t want him to feel like he had to drag me along. I am sure we will have more chances to go as CSR has a box there. I am sure he will have a lot of stories to tell afterwards!! We have watched it on TV but I certainly do not understand it at all!
Was able to talk to some family and friends the past couple of days which has helped a lot with the homesickness. I must say that there are certain things that I will miss—family and friends being the top of the list—but being able to write and call and email makes things much easier! This would have been a zillion times harder 20 years ago!
So not much exciting to report today but life is good and we are continuing to enjoy our Aussie life!!!