Saturday, March 09, 2013

On the move

We have been on the move for almost a week now. We left Adelaide late Tuesday afternoon, drive until about midnight, and spent the night in Ararat (no sign of Noah's ark). We arrived in Melbourne the next day just before noon, travelled across town by tram to pick up the keys from the real estate agent, then spent about 4 hours unloading the truck and taking everything up to our second floor apartment in small elevator-sized loads.

I'll post about the new place when we've settled in a bit. We've hardly spent any time there! We discovered that we were supposed to contact the energy company ourselves to set up electricity, which we hadn't done, so we had no power. Oops. When it got dark, we headed into town to meet up with a couple Edinburgh friends who moved to Melbourne three weeks ago. Hugh used to work with both of them, and they started dating right at the same time we did, so it was really nice to catch up over drinks.

We returned to our power-less flat well after midnight, crashed out, and got straight back on the road to return to Adelaide. This time, we made the journey in one day and arrived back in town a bit after sunset. We spent the night at Hugh's parents', and on Friday, instead of relaxing and catching our breath, we got back on the road to head to the holiday home in Port Vincent!

Hugh gets a driving break today, but then it's back to Adelaide tomoz, then back to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road on Monday. We'll probably take three days to get back, and then Hugh has two days of first aid training! Busy busy busy, he is. But we'll have the weekend to "relax" (I.e. arrange furniture, unpack boxes, etc) before he starts the new job.


  1. I like the grilled cheese sandwich. Can you send me one? Wait -- that wouldn't be good. It wouldn't be fresh. Never mind about sending the sandwich. Plus it looks like it has ham. So yeah, definitely do not send the sandwich. I also like the notice about surfboards. Are surfers in Australia like surfers here? In other words, do they all say "Cowabunga, dude"?

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  4. Surfers also say "Totally tubular." Do Australian surfers say "Totally tubular?"

    Also, if I ate ham I would eat that sandwich. Not just for survival, but for enjoyment. I would just enjoy the heck out of that sandwich.