23 Jan. 2008

I'M BACK

I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and hopes for a smooth move. All went relatively well, apart from the removalist not doing a proper quote (instead of coming and actually 'seeing' what we have got, they relied on DH's phone description) and having to leave some items (four-six trailer (6x4 trailer size) loads) behind. The company was only an hour away from us and if they had have done their job properly it would have saved us alot of worry and extra car trips.

Apart from that, we are all well. Luke has a friend staying with us for a week, we thought that the move would have been more difficult for him as he is still on holidays, and as he doesn't know anyone yet, we thought that having a friend here would make it easier on him.

DH seems to be enjoying his job so far, he doesn't say a whole lot about it, but at least there are no negative comments. I had a phone interview last Monday for a bank position in another town which is 35 km away from us, and should hear whether I have been successful or not this week sometime.

We had a tour of Luke's school yesterday, and I am quite impressed. Luke even asked the person conducting the tour alot of questions about different aspects, when did he become so self confident? I am used to him being reserved and quiet in these sorts of situations, another reason to be proud of the person he is turning into.

I took Joel and Caitlyn to a playground today which has a fantastic slide which goes down a steep slope with steps to climb back up the slope. What did Joel do? Instead of sliding down the slide, he decided to run down the hill and his legs were going faster than he could control and near the bottom he fell and came to an abrupt halt on his face. Thankfully he only suffered a few minor scratches on his face, arms and legs, lucky boy, it could have been much worse. He is so tough, I knew he was hurting but he refused to cry in front of other people who also came to his rescue.

I have managed to find all of my stash boxes, I previously wrote that there were three but there are actually four, and have unpacked two of them. In the entrance of the house there is a cupboard and I have claimed it for storing my stash hehe. I have been working on VOHRH, A Love Song and Bubbles.

I didn't get alot done last week as I was staying with my girlfriend while I worked the last few days of my job. We had a lovely week together and had some late nights chatting. L actually asked when I was going at one stage so that she could get to bed at a reasonable hour. I had a great night out with my work colleague's and received a lovely gift. My closest colleague was off sick all week and was not able to attend, but I had lunch with her when she returned. Both she and L had me in tears when I said good-bye to them and I told L to not dare crying, but it shows what great friends that I have and L and I are already making plans for at least 2 girly week-ends a year.

My blog feeds at the beginning of the week were in excess of 14oo, and I have managed to get them down to 1174. Even if I don't comment please know that I am reading and will be commenting again once I get the feeds down to a more managable level.

I promise some photos as soon as I find the camera, we still have alot of boxes to unpack and doesn't help that they are labelled with room and 'bits and pieces', thanks to Mr Removalist.

Must go and get some sleep so that I can unpack some more boxes, read some blogs and do the normal household chores, it just never stops, does it?

Happy stitching everyone and stay safe.

28 comments:

Jacqui said...

I'm glad your move went ok. I always love unpacking boxes and reminding myself what stash I have. Good luck with the job hunt.

Barbara said...

Moving is SO stressful! I hope you'll soon be all settled in. :)

Sharon said...

Glad to hear that your move went well! Welome back!

Beatrice said...

I'm glad to see you back. I look forward to seeing some photos when you get settled.

Bernadette said...

welcome back. Glad your move went reasonably well. Best wishes on the job hunt front.

Marita said...

Welcome back. Glad the move went mostly smoothly and there are no horror stories.

Good luck on the job hunt and settling in to a new town.

Kathy A. said...

Glad to hear the move went relatively well. If it went too smooth we wouldn't have any stories to tell. and a cupboard for your stash already good for you! Look forward to photos when the camera appears.

Carla said...

I''m gld everything went well with your move :)

Lynn said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear you're all settling in. It's so hard saying goodbye to friends but from the sounds of it you've made some lasting friendships.
I smiled when I read you'd already claimed your stash cupboard.

Tannia said...

It was exactly a year ago that we moved here last week so I know how you're feelign about now....exhausted!

I do hope you're settling in well adn I hope to bring my new car to visit very soon :)

Bine said...

Joanne, glad to see you're settling in.
I'm just about to set up an SAL-blog for Rosewood Manor's AAFG. If you'd like to join the SAL please send me an email to: sabine dot foster at web dot de
Thank you :-)

Nicole and Phil said...

great to hear the move was not too stressful...sort of!
Hope you have a favourite spot picked out to stitch in!

Katrina in NZ said...

pleased to hear that your move went well for you and your family. Best of luck for finding a new job :)

zecca said...

I hope that you'll find a pleasant job and that the family is happily settling in.

tkdchick said...

Glad to hear you're settling in!

Hazel said...

Congrats on the move. It can be very stressfull so well done for keeping calm. xx

Tessa said...

Hi Joanne
I got Maddi's quilt as a Block of the Month from Faeries in my Garden who are in QLD. Phone 07 3869 0808. www.faeriesinmygarden.com.au
lesley@faeriesinmygarden.com.au
They are really nice and helpful there - I even asked them to change out the blue border to green and it wasn't a problem at all. Good luck :)

stitching aussie style said...

I hope that the kids have all settled into their new schools well and that you have found your job. Well done on the successful move.

Mary said...

Glad your move went well. I was looking at previous posts and I have to say, your Ink Circles project is gorgeous. I can't wait to see the next update.
Good luck with Luke getting organized in school. Sounds like he is going to enjoy it there.
Mary

Dee said...

I am glad you are getting settled in. Sounds like you could use a little visit to my peaceful river!

Can't wait to see pictures of your new area.

Best wishes!

Looyoo said...

Congrats on your move! Your stitching is so wonderful. I hope you find some time to start stitching soon! To know you better I have tagged you over on my blog, please go there and see the rules. I understand if you are too busy. I am new to this but thought I'd give it a try. Happy Stitching! Looyoo

Kathy said...

Glad the move went ok for you. Its nice to get the stash boxes unpacked lol.

Anna van Schurman said...

Glad you're back! I love the word "removalist" (we call them movers). I'm going to see if I can start a craze in America for using that word. But I have no plans to move (ever if possible). Looking forward to seeing shots of the new digs.

Tessa said...

Hey Joanne, I found a small mistake in the pattern for Maddi's quilt. If you are going to make this quilt please email me at tessa.chaplin at fusion dot com dot au so that I can email you the details - it makes a HUGE difference in how the quilt comes together. (the details are too long for a comment post!) If I was a more experienced quilter I probably would have picked it up straight away... you live and learn :)

Dee said...

Good to hear from you again, Joanne. I should have pictures up of the beginning sock tomorrow. I'm staying up late tonight to watch the space shuttle launch. It goes up right before 3 AM.

Nicole and Phil said...

managed to do any quilting yet? or is it all still to hard to unpack.
Hope you are settling in well!

Chelle said...

Best wishes with getting unpacked and settled in!

Marita said...

Catch! I've flung some blog bling your way :smile:

http://leechbabe.blogspot.com/2008/03/o-holy-heatwave.html

I hope things are going okay in your world.

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch