A crazy week

on August 24, 2012

Sometimes everything you don't need just all happens at once. The first week in our new place has been a bit like that. As if it wasn't enough getting up at 4.30am every morning...

Tuesday the up to this day not working automatic door lock on our car suddenly worked - resulting in the car locking itself while still running and us spending 15mins trying to break in.

Wednesday I set off the smoke alarm in the kitchen (who would put a smoke alarm in the kitchen anyway) while making lasagne.

And today Matt noticed that his gumboots which he def needs for work weren't in the car - but of course he didn't notice until AFTER we had been driving into town (40mins). No idea how he's gonna do his job today.

Did I mention I've been fighting a cold for over a week now?

There's only one thing left to say - thank God it's weekend tonight *sigh*

A trip that wasn't meant to be

on August 11, 2012

This weekend was meant to be a no-fishing-weekend. And looking back at it we (or Matt?) should have stuck the original plan. But since I had my social butterfly day today catching up with friends and my host family Matt must have got rather restless and changes his mind. "Fishing?", was the first thing I heard in the morning.

Apart from the fact that I was going to be an hour late to meet my friend I didn't mind driving my darling out to his favorite spot. As long as I didn't have to tag along this time - in the miserably wet and cold weather... Unfortunately I didn't realize HOW bad the conditions were until I went back just after dark to pick him up.

What did I do? Got my Mitsi stuck in the muddy paddock. Somehow it had drifted off to the side into the ditch and neither moved back nor forward. Matt tried for half an hour to set it free - but his efforts were in vain. All he managed to do was get us both and the car covered in mud from head to toe. Just great ;-/

Matt ended up having to walk in the rain to get the owner who lives about 15mins up the road from where we got stuck - and luckily Matt knew the guy. They must have had a big laugh wondering how on earth I had managed to drive the car into the ditch. Oh well, what do I know? Managed to get the Mitsi back out and eventually made it back to the hostel.

Matt thinks I'm the worst driver EVER and doesn't talk to me right now. Told him to shut up, guess he took that seriously. Men can be soooo sensitive!

Move it, baby

on August 06, 2012

Anxiously Matt and I have been waiting for weeks from immigration to hear about the outcome of my visa application. It didn't sound very good at first, but we did everything in our power to make sure we get to be together. Here's the result: We're moving in 2 weeks AND by doing so my visa will be approved *woohoo*

Sooner than expected we found a lovely house south of town, really close to the beach. Just gotta sign the tenancy agreement and then it's ours =D And I'll eventually get my passport back with that nice little sticker saying "work visa". What a relief!!!

They do say nothing in life that is really worth fighting for comes for free. And the harder the struggle is the happier you are in the end once everything turns out well. Some things are just meant to be - and this is clearly one of them.

We've been celebrating with another fishing trip to our favorite spot this weekend. Matt gave me a new reel (after he'd thrown my old one off the rocks last week because it was utter rubbish) and of course I managed to get a HUGE birdnest right on my first cast. Now he's put a kiddielock on the baitrunner *lol* Still caught a couple of Kahawai and we had a yummy feed last night :-)