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28 January 2013

Rug Rage!

Seen in Mackay. If I ever buy a rug, it will have to be here. With mock rage as I hand over my debit card. And stuff it in my car.

14 January 2013

First Day of my Career!

This is me on my first morning as a PAID member of the health workforce.  Grateful to God and all the amazing people who helped us get here!

As you can see, I have my priorities straight. COFFEE.
This was a good choice, as the Mackay Base Hospital is renovating, and there is NO COFFEE being sold in the hospital until next month, when the cafe opens. (GASP!)

Moved to Mackay!

Rob and I have survived the move North, with minimal casualties. We ended up renting a container and coercing some friends to help pack it on the Brisbane end, On Saturday January 5. We have some VERY lovely friends, who are willing to work for pizza! A big thanks to them!

Then off we drove on January 7th with two kitties in tow.
They behaved themselves extremely well. Rosie basically hid and napped in the cat carrier, and Polly wanted to be in the passenger side watching everything go by.

First day we got as far as Rockhampton, because we needed to recharge the air conditioning the morning we left. (one does not wish to drive in the tropics in summer without A/C if at all possible.) We actually found a hotel that was pet friendly, Ambassador Hotel. The next morning we drove to Mackay and picked up the keys to our new place. That night, we honoured the Klassen moving tradition, which means the first meal eaten in a new place is Kentucky Fried Chicken, while sitting on the floor. This tradition goes back to when my family moved into the house we had when I was 5.

That night we slept in our bedroom on an air mattress, as our container would not arrive until the next day. We managed to unload the entire thing with just the two of us in 5 hours. We were VERY grateful to climb into our own bed that night! Mom and Dad Klassen sent us a lovely bouquet to welcome us to our new home.

I was so happy to have a kitchen again. It's large enough that I have cupboards with nothing in them yet!

02 January 2013

Happy New Year and Homeless no more!

Happy Christmas and New Years to everyone!
Today we were informed that one of our rental applications has been accepted.  We now have somewhere to live in Mackay! This is good, seeing as I will be starting work there in 11 days.
Rob put up some photos of the new place HERE.  (Rental website). We will be moving up on Monday!
Rosie and Polly are doing their best to "help" pack.

Remember the cat motto: "Si me congruat, is est sedem meus .", or " If it fits, I sits"

Even Phil the penguin made a cameo