Now, I'm home, and last night I slept so well in my bed, I'm really going to miss it this weekend. Didn't I mention it? I'm off to Canberra again tomorrow, for another five days. Today has been a whirlwind of doing stuff that I wanted to do on my
days day off.
I've now officially submitted the paperwork which should add me to the lease here, and it's a comforting feeling to know that I'll actually belong officially. It didn't mean so much to me before, in fact, I couldn't care less whether I was on a lease or not, but after last time, yeah, it's nice.
Gumtree is my new most-used website, trying to find some furniture to add to the house. C's old housemate took his furniture with him when he left, and although C has most things, there are a few spaces. Right now I'm looking at buying a dining suite, three-seat sofa, and an office desk. I'm very picky though, I want proper wood for the table and desk, good quality and not a nasty pine colour, and I would like a brownish suede for the sofa. Obviously, as Gumtree is where I'm looking, choice is limited!
On Sunday, a friend is coming over from Ireland for a week, and luckily I will be back from Canberra on Monday and able to spend time with her. I have Tuesday and Wednesday off, followed by Thursday and Friday on reserve, although due to further roster changes, I have been offered those off too - and then on Saturday (so Saturday week) I am heading to Singapore for nine days! I finally get to do the course I have been waiting to do for over a year - it is just unfortunate that it's not held in France any more !
It is going to be a busy time in between now and then, and hopefully some of the furniture I've been looking at will still be available when I get home, and I will be able to be a Good Haggler - just like my mother :)
Now, it is pouring with rain, having drizzled all day, the temperature is at a measly 15C according to Google, and I'm all snuggled up warm in my own bed (a rarity, nowadays) waiting for it to be dinner time.