I moved on Friday night. Normally quite an exciting time (new beginnings and all that), but this time was different. When I got retrenched a couple weeks ago the first thought that went through my mind was “my lease expires 30 November, and I can’t get a new lease without a job”… so after a brief chat with an amazing friend it was agreed that I could move my household contents – including 2 cats, 2 dogs, a fish and a child – into her 3 bedroom home. We figured we’d shuffle everything around and we’d fit.
Well, we’re sitting here now Sunday evening, and the kitchen and lounge have been sorted. The rest of the house… well…. erm…. There are beds in the “dining area”, 2 lounge suites squashed into the lounge, the cats hiding out in the wrong bedroom and 2 kids who at various points during the course of the weekend have had the kind of fights typical of siblings. It’s a huge adjustment for the kids – both of them are only kids and now all of a sudden they’ve been thrown into a situation where there is another kid around all the time. I think it may take a week or 2 still but we’re getting there. Today was definitely better than yesterday.
We had 2 birthday celebrations today – a dotty dalmation 2nd birthday at Spur, and a very close friend’s early birthday celebration (it’s in 17 days just in case we forget)… 🙂
There’s still a lot to be done in the house (sorting and packing and general tidying up) which I’m hoping to get stuck into this week.
I also have an interview on Tuesday with a company in the City Bowl. I’ll be doing some research and intensive prep work tomorrow – wish me luck! 🙂
Right now though, it’s time for a chilled glass of wine, a movie and some down time to recharge for the week ahead.