It is hard to believe that I have a month has passed since I posted here. Yes, a lot has happened and it has not all been fun. How time flies.
Moving is No Fun
I had decided to move out of my unit at Beachmere. There were several issues – with no good neighbours I felt isolated. The rent was going up and up, and affordability was an issue. I bought a campervan to live and travel in while I worked out my future. Then I (along with thousands of other Aussies), was troubled by a cold. I was only feeling sick for a few days, but a dry cough lingered and I felt lethargic.
Twice I attempted to go away in the van, and both times had mechanical problems. Nothing big, but big enough to stop me reaching my destination. Repairs were done – thankfully not expensive ones, but I am yet to learn how to manage the van.
I was planning to live in the van but was asked at the last minute to house sit at Clayfield (inner city Brisbane), which I enthusiastically accepted. A place I was familiar with. With a cranky cat. A story for another time.
There was a Writers Festival, and then some other events – I was committed for photography and other duties.
Packing up was hard to do. I gave away many items and sold quite a bit too. I felt in a state of chaos throughout. On the day of the move, it was more than chaos as I wasn’t quite ready. I thought I was, but there were still things to do.
The removalists were good at getting things out of the house, but I wasn’t impressed when I saw what they did in the storage shed. Even though it was nearly 3 weeks ago, I have not been able to access some important things. They put the bed in the front of the shed – preventing access to things behind.
Mother’s Day and More
Mothers Day, daughter’s birthday, ex-husband’s visits to hospital and doctors and catching up with friends, meetings and writing.
This weekend I can catch up a little. I am well behind with writing. Slowly though, things are working out.
I’m still unsure where I will be living in the future, but I have a house sit for a few weeks until mid-June, and another in July on the Gold Coast, and all being well I head off for Alice Springs on August 1st.