Just a quick update to prove to the Universe that I am still kicking.
This last week has been a busy one and it's only THURSDAY morning here!
Sunday I flew out of Brisbane City airport at an awfully early time - headed to Canberra (Capital City of Australian and two States away) as one of my dear friends has been admitted to hospital. Stay was a short one - down Sunday and back Monday p.m. And possibly the less said about the hotel the better (the bed at least was comfortable - the staff service was dreadful - it's only really redeeming feature that it was within walking distance of Canberra Hospital). Oh - and please all avoid the "Quality Hotel Woden" and it's attached restaurant/bistro/gaming hall. - They have no idea about food or service. Example point - they serve all "cold" (for a relative factor of cold being "luke-warm") in the bottles they are sold in. When I asked "May I have a Glass please" they were confused and dumbfounded and milled about like cattle-struck-with-footinmouth. "No" they replied - we don't have glasses". Apparently they save on washing up bills this way...
Monday night - flew back to Brisbane - and when my friend dropped me home I noticed that something "Looked Odd" in my carport area. Due to the cleverness of the builders here the carports are not secure to the outside world. I store a few items in a cupboard there (cupboards that only hold items due for junking or giving away or were potting items for my plants. All low value stuff).
Any-theft-tales - someone has had a fun time going through my stuff stored there and taken off with some planting pots and a bag of candles and a few other small items. I suspect Kids because yeah... all really low value junky type things (although the china plant pot was a nice looking one it's got a crack all the way through it). So I'm not upset about what was taken - only that someone was rude enough to steal in the first place. So Monday night I ordered a new lockable metal storage cupboard - to be delivered later this week and I plan to reorganise everything in the carport & (lockable) laundry to make it a useful addition. Older cupboards are going to be given away (I need to keep the space tidy or the other residents can (rightfully) complain. So out with the old - in with the new - ya-booh to the would be future thieves of the world).
And we are up to TUESDAY. Early Tuesday I did a quick clean up / inventory of loss / toss of unrequired items in the carport. I stopped by 8.30am as it was to be the Hottest day locally for the last 11 years.
At 10am my friend (Miss M) and I headed off to the lovely air conditioned fasthold of IKEA as we both had items we needed to acquire. Nice half-day out including lunch and then I was dropped home at 1pm-ish. To discover that the local power authority had CUT OFF MY ELECTRICITY!
Much drama ensued - luckily I had help from a friend to field the telephone calls to the Utility companies and discovered that "Oh Gosh! We're sorry - we were supposed to cut off the power of the same numbered Apartment in the Building *Next Door* to her. Power guy must have read the wrong number". So two miserably hot and stress filled hours later (remember - this is the hottest day here for what seems like forever - it peaked at 39.5celsius which is 103fahrenheit) - and suddenly I was back on the grid. Can we just state that I now loathe, despise and abhor even more the local power groups?
Ahh.. now on to Wednesday... Delivery of new secure cupboard that... oh dammit... arrived in flat-pack rather than built (I apparently missed the fine-print at the order site). Okay.. okay... I can build this - I have the technology [on the SECOND hottest day locally yadda yadda yadda]. It is all built but I did almost have heat stroke at one point (who'd have thought how much hotter it gets when you are inside the damm thing with screwdriver and a colourful vocabulary!).
Once it was built I gave up and went for a cooling rest.
So... on to today - THURSDAY. Good start - have managed to enrol in to a Justice of the Peace class that I have been wanting to take for a while. It's 3 days next week - after which I sit for the exam and if successful - will be able to witness documents and assist the local community as a volunteer notary. (Plus it will look just FINE on my CV for future job applications)
As for the rest of the week... I am hoping it will not be as eventful. Tomorrow (Friday) I am off to visit my Mum & Dad and make sure they got through the heat wave okay. Saturday I will be assisting Miss Cozzles with belt sanding/grinding the rest of the glue off her floor so that tiling can take place later this month. [yes yes... still very hot here so we will be taking lots of rests and guzzling our weight in water]
Sunday I believe I am off to a Sci-fi event in the city. Sunday night I plan on collapsing and recovering....
Now whoever wished me to have an "Interesting Week" - do you think you got your value from it? :D