Monday, 8 August 2005

The move has begun . . .

Got the key to the rental on Friday afternoon.

Started moving things over on Saturday - the garage was cleared and went; also all the kitchen stuff that's not needed between now and Friday.

Yesterday I had work - but Dallas and the boys moved all the outside furniture and the trampoline in the morning, and in the afternoon we got all the bookcases moved, lots and lots of boxes that are going into storage, plus our waterbed. Got the w/b put together again and will start filling it tonight. We are currently sleeping in Joshs double bed - the waterbed is a king size . . . quite a difference!!

On the last trip we dismantled our dining table, took that around and reassembled it.

The kids worked really well the whole day. Ricki had spent the night at a friends birthday and didn't get home till about 11am, but still got stuck in even though he'd had no sleep. Might be fun trying to wake him up this morning for school. LOL

Don't know how Vinnie is going to take the move. He is 10 this year, and knows that something is up. He's not eating well, and is being very quiet. Not like him at all.

Saturday, 6 August 2005

Yesterday I kept getting the runaround ~

and I am SO damn angry about it!

Ricki has a tooth that is bothering him. The local hospital used to deal with secondary school dental care, but we got a letter a couple of months ago to say the a local practice will be taking the school kids on.

So - I ring the dental practice . . .
"Oh, I'm sorry, we've heard no more about taking the childrens dental care over".

OK - so I ring the hospital . . .
"Didn't you get a letter to say we were closing"
"Yes, but the other practice has heard nothing more"
"Oh, no, they haven't signed the contract yet . . ."

So she tells me there is an emergency dentist to call. OK, I call them, but it's not a real emergency so they won't take him!

My choices - it has to suddenly become a real toothache emergency (wonder how good an actor Ricki is), or I try and get him into my dentist and pay for it.

Why do these sorts of things always happen when you are already stressed to the max?

On the other hand - a good thing about yesterday . . . Liam came home from camp :-)

Monday, 1 August 2005

Life is certainly not boring ~

In our clean out to prepare for our house move we took a HUGE trailer load of rubbish/cr@p/old/broken stuff to the rubbish tip yesterday.

Still have a pile of clothes to recycle, things in good condition to take to the op shop and a couple of items to auction.

We get the keys to our rental this coming Friday, and have a week to move things over and clean this place.

On top of that, my boss has an operation tomorrow and I'm working every day for the next six weeks, instead of part time. Wish me luck in keeping my sanity intact!

Oh, and Liam is off on school camp today. His tramping pack is almost twice the size he is! AND he was diagnosed with shingles yesterday, so has these itchy clusters on his back and has to take five pills a day for a week! Yeah right - like a 14yo male on school camp is going to remember that!