Sunday, December 7, 2008

Rollercoaster of emotions

What a week. I left last Saturday for a 9-day conference with the students from Christians in the Media, and got back this afternoon. The conference was fantastic, and i'm all fired up, it was so cool to meet students from all over the South Pacific. I really loved the Fijians and their "coconut time"...

But that's not all..

On Wednesday, driving back from Canberra to Sydney for the second leg of the conference, my car broke down on the M5... five hours later the car had been seen by the NRMA, towed to a mechanics and I was at our accomodation. But it was a long five hours. I had needed to go to the toilet when we broke down, and I didn't get to go until I arrived in Arncliffe... what a feat! Amazingly, all that was wrong was a busted hose, which was relatively cheap and easy to fix.

Then on Thursday, our real estate agents called and asked if they could hold and open house inspection at our place on Saturday. My first reaction was NO! Jo and I were both away this week, there were boxes everywhere and dirty dishes etc... but the real estate agent was really horrible and manipulative. She made threats and basically cornered us into saying yes. I have no idea what they thought when they came through a house filled with boxes, but oh well I guess it's not our problem. Still no fun that we're dealing with such mean agents...

We move house this Friday, so this week is packing and more packing. Hoping it's not too painful...

2 comments:

onlinesoph said...

hope it goes well. Sorry Sam can't help - we have a Christmas do in Carlingford that day. Can't wait to hear about NTE!

sophg said...

Hey no worries, we ended up hiring a truck and removalists, so everyone's off the hook :)