Life throws some strange stuff at you sometimes and it just seems to overtake everything else.
I will do my best to put in an appearance on a bit more of a regular basis and get some semblance of routine back into my life :)
We have departed the Gold Coast and are now in Mackay and here is the new place of residence. Gary has named the house Humphrey ~ it's a funny old house is Humphrey! Those of you in the land of Oz will 'get' the silliness of the name :)
We also have a resident possum who has been named Harold and he lives in the huge mango tree you can sort of see on the RHS of the picture. I'm sure he wears army boots and is very proficient at tap dancing ~ usually about 2.00am most mornings!! Scared the living daylights out of me the first time I heard him. Funny what you get used to though. Now Gary hears and sees him but I sleep through it most mornings.
I'm still trying to get things unpacked ~ nearly there. Most of the important stuff is done. My workspace is pretty well good to go. For a change I now know where everything is, my glass is sorted into the different types I use and my desk isn't covered in junk (yet).
The road to Mackay and our new place of residence has definitely been a rocky one!!
The actual move went really well ~ thank goodness my youngest sister came up from Melbourne and helped me to pack sooooooooooo much stuff and then her and I drove up here together ~ a 2 day trip I am REALLY glad I didn't have to do by myself. It was actually fun. We stopped at Miriam Vale overnight, found a great old country pub for dinner, spent the night at a nice clean little motel and then arrived into Mackay 2nd May mid afternoon. HOT??? You have no idea!! LOL. Thank goodness for air conditioning. I only hope I survive summer here without turning into too big a puddle...
The month of May was spent mostly without any internet connection at all and in the end not even a phone line. I had heaps to unpack and sort out so all was not really lost. I was getting very cranky by the time the internet was finally back up and running and actually staying on for longer than 15 minutes at a time. So here's me thinking I'm good to go and 2 days later the stupid computer totally carked it. Most of my files and photos were able to be saved but all my bookmarks, passwords, email addresses and the day to day important stuff ....pfffft...gone to who knows where.
So then we move into June and I'm thinking life can get back on track and a semblance of normality (whatever that is...lol.) can resume. Well NO that's just not going to happen is it?? The last four weeks have been spent dealing with some very heavy personal issues and just surviving on a day to day basis. I'm OK :) Lots of big ((hugs)) and many many thanks to those that have helped me with what's happening. I appreciate it more than you can ever know XXXXXX
So now it is the first of July here and all I can say is BRING IT ON!! This week I will be working on getting my store back up and running ~ probably have a big destash while I'm at it!! Out with the old to make way for the new, when there IS some new work to be listed :) My muse has run away on me ~ hopefully just temporarily, and I desperately want to get back to my glass or beading or both, so if anyone knows where she got to could they please send her back????