Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Home...very jet-lagged.....bit unsettled....very annoyed...

It is only 6.15am although I have been awake since 3AM!!!!! For the past 3 mornings!!!!!

We arrived back in Australia very early on Sunday morning. The flight was long but fine and the kids were great. It appears that I am the only one in the family who is having trouble sleeping at the right time. The kids all went back to school the next day and have been fine and settled back OK.
Hubby and I are a bit unsettled and even more so after hearing the news that a road is going to be built at the back of our house. This had been debated in parliament years before we bought the place due to rare and endangered legless lizards living here. The road was not built and in actual fact the local town centre was built further away. Our view has been our saviour and there has not been a day when I have looked out my kitchen, my bedroom or my office and not appreciated the view. We also built two decks to take advantage of the view. I don't really like my house but am happy here because of our location. Now the powers that be have decided a road shall be built!! Bastards!!!!
This is an older photo but you can see how a road 30 meters from my back fence would annoy me.
So at 4am this morning after looking at houses on realestate.com in warmer climes and deciding that I don't really want to fill in the application form to be a permanent teacher here in the ACT - I woke hubby up to say we are moving!!! He grunted 'ok' and went back to sleep. Just before at 6am while eating some cold lasagne with Shay (maybe she is jet-lagged) I mentioned to her about the road and she replied "Then let's move. Can we take the birds and kangaroos with us?"
I know I have had plans to move in the past but then decided I needed to finish my Uni degree here. Well now I have finished it and although I really want to teach and have a class of my own, I still need to give some more of my time to my children first - especially if/when...no we are going to - move!!
...I'll keep you posted!!
PS. The something special I picked up the day before we left Switzerland was a ring........a wedding ring.......after 13 years of marriage.......and three children!!

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Welcome back! I too would be very annoyed at the road, when you have such beautiful space behind you right now.

So good luck with the decision making! It's a big decision to make, but you are launching a new career and the kids are still young ... so go for it!

purplegiraffes said...

BRISBANE!

Word Verification: booze!!!!!!!!!!!!

peppermintpatcher said...

If you're heading that far north you might as well keep driving...

Stomper Girl said...

When I lived in Canberra we had kangaroos and wildlife out our backdoor too, it was svery special. Bloody road!

Jellyhead said...

Welcome home!!

I'm sorry about the planned building behind you. No wonder you are annoyed - what with that and the jetlag.

Yes, make the move to sunnier climes!

Suzie said...

Welcome home!! Yep, Brisbane definitely! Then we can have coffee! lol

Ju said...

NOTHING WRONG WITH BUNBURY WA, and you already have passports