It's Friday, which means today is my final day of being gainfully employed by Good Dog Design. Thankfully after a week off I'll move over to being gainfully contracted to Good Dog Design, but it wont be quite the same.
I haven't been thinking too much about it, because we've been knee-deep in moving preparations. Who'd have thought 8 years and 2 kids would bring with it so much stuff to be packed up? ;) This weekend is our final chance to finish up with all the packing, and Monday the truck will come and take all our worldly possessions away. Except a couple of air beds, sheets and pillows and the like which we'll use for the next few days.
We'll then spend whatever is left of Monday, plus Tuesday and possibly Wednesday if necessary cleaning, patching cracks, painting and doing whatever else the house needs to get it ready for rental (not that we have people ready to rent it, but that's okay). No fridge, microwave or anything that wont fit in the car means we might be eating out a fair bit. It should be fun.. suburban camping ;)
Meanwhile our stuff will arrive in Bendigo probably Tuesday, and Cheryl's family will direct it into rooms for us.
We'll spend a couple of days driving over, so we should be in Bendigo Thursday or Friday. That gives us another weekend to unpack the necessities before I'm back online and working on Monday.
It'll be a busy week at the end of what has been a very busy few months. Hopefully then things can settle down though, we can unpack gradually, spend some time playing with the kids and hanging out with family and generally try to wind down a bit. I'd certainly enjoy getting more than a few hours sleep a night, and getting rid of that 5-6am wake up should contribute a fair bit to that. I'm pretty sure Cheryl will appreciate some quiet time as well.
So I guess those of you in Bendigo - we'll see you in about a week. Those of you elsewhere - we'll see you next time you're in Bendigo :) Bye bye Adelaide.