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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..3 January 2014

Carol, an old friend from my days at Wattyl came to dinner tonight, and tomorrow night we will be at her house for a barbecue and a catch up with more friends. I made spaghetti bolognese, and we had Pavlova and strawberries for dessert.

We now have conditional approval on our home loan, however we now need to advise our landlord we will be moving on as we need a letter from her confirming we have always paid our rent on time. I don’t see too much of a problem, after all we only started looking because she is selling this house, so we had to move. We also got some more good news, the interest rate on our loan will not be as high as we were first informed, in fact our repayments will only be $3 more per week than our current rent.

Tonight I have made a list of the things I need to do next week in preparation for the move, and I made a list of all the companies we need to advise of our change of address. It is amazing how many people we have to contact, it is not until you see it on appear that you actually realise. I am still thinking of more whole I sit  here typing.

The move is all becoming quite real now, we only have three weeks left in this house. Now I am starting to worry about where we will fit everything, our little house will be bursting at the seams. Brian wants to have a clean out and is intending to be rather ruthless, but I will find it more difficult.

The other night I watched a television show about the Cambodian Children’s Fund, an organisation created by Scott Neeson, he is doing wonderful work. It was very distressing to see the number of people, many of them mothers and children, living and working in the rubbish tips of Cambodia, it really puts things in perspective. Here in Australia we don’t know how good we have it, and we worry about  a few boat people coming in. Who can blame them for wanting a better life.

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