Commentary: November 2008 Archives


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We finally got the internet connected today.  Which is wonderful.  A little slow though.. probably noise on the extension that brings it closer to the computers.  Yet to be fiddled with. 

One of the first things that my myriad of browser windows reloaded with was this.. snow on Untersberg!!

Untersberg with snow!


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One of the things I *don't* like about the new house, is the number of spiders.  I've seen lots of them, all different species.  The worst of course was the smallish huntsman that was on my computer desk (!!!)  This one of course had to be evicted.  Stu doesn't like spiders either, and there was much squealing on my part, but we eventually captured it and took it outside. 


I'm going to find a brush of some sort, or maybe just use a broom, to regularly brush down the outside areas to keep them clear of cobwebs threatening to terrorise me when I walk through them...


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  • first sunrise photo (out the window, of sun rays over Mt Ainslie)
  • first thing for the house (dish rack from Howard's Storage World)
  • first walk (round the new neighbourhood)


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One of the things I really really love about this place is the view.  From the kitchen there's an amazing view out over Mt Ainslie which I adore.  We'll have to go up it again soon and see if we can see this place from there :)

Also one of the nearby houses either feeds the big parrots, or has a tree that they love, because there's always galahs and cockatoos around.  Love it!

The Week that Was

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Gosh what a week.


I think I blogged briefly about the moving.  It was a lot of hard work and a bit stressful.  Two Men and a Truck were ok, but the younger dude wasn't very professional and didn't take a lot of care with our stuff, and I don't know that I'd want to hire them again.


We were due to have an inspection of our old place on Thursday arvo, so both of us trekked out there to meet them.  However they "assumed" that we wanted the inspection on the Friday since that was our last day, and didn't bother to show up.  Pretty pissed off about that.  Anyway, they came back the next morning without us, complained about some of the long grass at the front (prolly fair enough), and a cobweb in the living room (!?)  yet didn't say a thing about the filthy disintegrating curtains.. go figure... Apart from that they said everything was excellent.  So at least that's a bit of a relief.  No more rental inspections ever!!!


I've spent evenings here and all day yesterday trying to get this place sorted out.  Kitchen is mostly done now.  We tried the dishwasher for the first time yesterday.  (I've never had a dishwasher, so this is very exciting).  It was a bit fiddly and didn't start working straight away.  Stu fiddled a bit and eventually got it going.  We also setup the amplifier and associated paraphernalia yesterday.  *And* we did a big food shop.  Finally have a fridge full of vegetables, which I've been craving for a week.  Got very sick of fast food for a while there!


What's been with the weather this week?  It suddenly got *cold* !  Top of only seventeen yesterday.  Not good pool weather! heh.  I shouldn't complain, it'll get hot soon enough and I'll be wishing it was cooler :)

Checking in

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Pretty much all moved.  House pretty much all cleaned.  Nat and Andrew came to the rescue for a few hours yesterday which was appreciated beyond measure.  Carpets being cleaned this morning.  Inspection tomorrow.  Back at work, but very stressed about it (stoopid deadlines and don't know what I'm doing).  ADSL tech made Stu wait around all Friday afternoon, then didn't bother to show up :(  No idea if/when we'll get internet at home.   *sigh*

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