Cleaning

Cleaning

Room is slowly getting packed away. Most cathartic. Finding many old memories. Some I have kept, some I have let go.

And Up We Go Again

And Up We Go Again

Looks like now we will get the place – only not tomorrow, but Saturday morning. The current tenant has agreed to try and be out by then! Talk about a roller coaster day.

Hide All Weapons

Hide All Weapons

The agent screwed up and are saying we can’t move in until the 16th. Rae is furious, I have a quiet rage. After everything had been organised for tomorrow and now this. The 16th is just not conveniet at all. If it wasn’t for the fact I have the worlds best flatmate I would be in a serious situation.

Busy bee

Busy bee

Busy morning – Rae’s got the utilities organised, I’ve got the insurance and keys organised. We get the keys tomorrow night which takes a little strain off moving everything next weekend. Have also taken care of mail redirection, found out about bundling services with Telstra (details announced this month). Even borrowed another 10 boxes from recylcing so it’s all systems go. Must pack a heap tonight so I can bring it all with me tomorrow. Time for a breather and a walk in the sun.

Bye Bye Amex

Bye Bye Amex

Cancelled my American Express card just now. I stopped using it a while ago after they charged me $20 for missing a payment – that was due between Christmas and New Years. The girl on the phone offered to give me the money back but I cancelled anyway.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Started the packing last night, all my CD’s and DVD’s done. Manged to fit all my DVD’s into one box (except for the Buffy box sets). Parcelled it up and realised that cardboard box was worth about $2,500. I really have to get better on my spending.

Been thinking and as this is a whole new beginning I’m adopting a search and destroy policy for the move. If I haven’t touched/warn/used something in the past year it is either going to the Salvo’s or in the bin. No mercy. I’ve even bought a new keyring so I can move only the keys I need along with the pocket knife and torch on to that. It;s getting quite exciting and if I can get enough boxes today so I can pack this evening I’ll be a lot happier.

Weekend did have another down point. The Tiger’s aren’t even half the team they were last year. No drive, no passion, no skill, no chance. We play Sydney next Saturday night at Colonial but I don’t think I’ll get to see them unfortunately. If yesterday’s game was a must win, this is a double plus must win.

This time next week I will have driven to work from the new family home. Bizzare.

Sunday

Sunday

Last weekend in Aramadale, I’ll miss this place a little. It;s been fun here but it’s time to move on. It’s 11.40, a glorious late Autumn day and Veronica and Steve are still in bed. This I won’t miss – how can they do that?

Drove by the new place this morning and it looks fine, hope we have good weather for moving next weekend. Rae’s had two people look through now so hopes are rising that we can avoid the hit of having to pay her rent again. Veronica is going to try and let this place straight away so I will hopefully get half a months rent back – if I do that’ll be a bonus.

Hockey last night was fun. Good to see a game, even though Ice lost 5-2. They are just about to start another game today so hopefully the starting goally will be rested. So lucky I’ve found Rae who loves my two favourite sports. Think I may be pushing up hill to get her to go the cricket so I’ll settle for two out of three. Speaking of sport – Tige’s play this afternoon. Will catch the train (for the last time from here) at 12.45 which will get me to Colonial by 1.00. We had better win today, I remember last year when we played the Crows and the slaughtered us in the third quarter. It was pouring with rain and a very miserable evening. If we can win today we can make it back into the 8. Essendon lost ti Freemantle last night – what glorious news.

Time for some lunch and then I’m going to have to look at starting to pack this evening. God I hate moving.

One and a half weeks

One and a half weeks to go….

From TheForce.net

Audience reaction to Episode II in NYC

Tonight the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City held an Exhibitor screening of ‘Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’. While I (Spell) was not able to see the actual film, I was on the scene when the film ended to gather some audience reaction. I’m happy to say that I did not see one disappointed face in the crowd. General comments ranged from “Great!” to “Absolutely Fantastic!”

Saturday

Sturday What A Day

Things are looking good today. Rae has had her first inspection by a prospective tenant. His name was Walter (which is the name of Rae’s car) so as far as omens go that’s as good as any. It’d be such a relief if Rae didn’t have to pay another months rent – that would be the perfect situation. I’ve cleared work out of boxes so we can get that moving. Two houses into one is going to take a lot more cardboard than I originally thought. I love work – they get lots of drugs and delicate equipment delivered so all the boxes are incredibly sturdy. The recycling dept keeps the best boxes for staff who are moving.

Footy last night was fantastic, I think Mum and Dad had a really good time. Pity the game was so one sided, but them’s the breaks when you have a team of 18 year olds vs the thugs from Collingwood. Showed them the new place this morning and all seemed suitably impressed. Such a glorious weekend, can tell we will move in next weekend and it’ll rain non stop for three months. Ah well, at least we have the footy and DVD to fall back on.

Have to get moving here now – so much to do and only one week. Yikes. Hockey tonight as a relax so I’ll be looking forward to seeing how my new adopted team goes.

Torture

Torture

My Star Wars edition of Empire hasn’t arrived yet – this is killing me!