Friday 5 July 2002
The lounge room is totally full of towers
of packing boxes, and there is still so much to pack. How
did we manage to squeeze such incredible amounts of junk into
what feels like such a tiny flat? Maybe that's why
it has felt like such a tiny flat... what a revelation to
have had two days before we move! There is so much still to
be done; Utilities to connect and disconnect, mail to redirect,
trips to the bank, washing, more packing, many, many emails
to answer, work to finish, a thousand organisations that need
to know our new address and a driving lesson.
Driving. Gulp. My test is booked for Thursday
the 18th of July. That is less than two weeks away! Am I ready?
I don't think so but my instructor seems sure so I will just
have to trust him and get into a routine of heavy meditation
and deep breathing to see me through the next less-than-two
weeks. I realised the other day that he has never let me do
a parallel park on my own - for the last 6 months he has given
me detailed instructions as we go through the maneuver, which
way to turn the wheel, when the angle is correct, when to
stop etc. So last week I asked him to please not say anything
while I tried to do one on my own and then I panicked and
messed the whole thing up and he had to talk me through the
last part. This I will need to practice.
With all this going on, and the baby
getting to be quite the little wriggler, I am having really
Ack... I have just discovered that my email
isn't working. If I owe you an email or even worse, some work
- I am sorry! I have to pack up my computer this weekend and
then organise a new connection to the internet for next week
so hopefully I will not be offline for too long.