Hi all, and to all the new people who have joined PP since I was last on, several months ago!
Well, its now been 6 months and a lot has happened, although at a much slower pace than the first two weeks.
As far as I go, I changed jobs as I just could not get on with the owner of the Auto Masters and his mentality of ripping people off. Ironically, the garage I was put in touch with through a mutual friend actually called me up and offered me a job as they had to sack a member of staff for stealing etc. Hindsight, on their part! I am settled and happy, although cold at the moment and just come down with a cold.
One of our neighbours is a Drag Racer, so I help with their drag car, which gets me out every Wednesday evening and about 10 weekends a year between Oct - Apr. Great fun doing 6.5 second 1/4 runs
My wife has also settled in and still is happy we have moved. But she does miss her Nan and Granddad. Shes made friends and now helps out at the school at lunch times. Shes now looking for a job so we can get a mortgage and to get her out of the house now Oliver is in Kindie 2/3 days a week.
Jack (eldest) is gald we moved, although he misses his friends back in the UK. Hes quiet and not entirely sure if hes actually made friends here. Hes the one we struggle with. Has had the off temper tantrum and decided he was going back to the UK. Right up until I booked the flights and got to the submit payment screen.... Jack has now also started a paper round and gets apx $40-$50 a week!
Sophie (middle) has made loads of friends, does dance etc and is enjoying life as much as she can.
Oliver (4 next week) Still remembers the UK and our leaving party and occasionally askes to go back so he can see his kindie teacher. But other than that, hes really happy and loves all the space here.
Its got cold here now (7c at night and as low as 20c in the day) which sounds warm, but when its been 40c+ during the day and you have no heating. So we went out and bought a gas heater which works well.
Oh and our shipping, which had some damage, paid out £2,000 or so in damages which paid for a huge new bed for us. We bought the wife a nice new car and I bought her the rego DEBBIE5 which was a steal at $510.
Hopefully soon it will warm up again and we can spend more time outside.