We knew the last few weeks were going to be manic… and they are! I’m sitting here writing this in an empty shell of a house. All of our furniture went into storage yesterday and we have one more night in our home.
After an anxious week of advertising we have leased our house to a lovely family local to the area who, I am sure, will love living here and will look after everything for us. They needed to move quickly, so as a result we have ended up homeless a week before we depart. We’ve hired a great apartment “On the Beach” in Narrabeen… a little bit of luxury before a year of slumming it!
So, the house is rented, the phone is disconnected, the chooks have gone to their new home, Ben’s wheeled the Wollemi Pine to the neighbours, the cat will go to her new home tomorrow and then it’s good-bye to Frenchs Forest.
Ben and I have one more week of work to go and then we’re spending our first two nights camping less than 5kms from home – at St Ives Showgrounds, just starting slowly, not too far from Bunnings just in case we “need” something else!
On Monday the 31st January we will leave Sydney and head south, our first appointment is on the 13th February on the ferry to Tasmania for a month. From there our original plan saw us heading back north through inland NSW and then out to the coast through Toowoomba once we hit QLD. Obviously with the recent flooding EVERYWHERE we will have to seriously reconsider our itinerary. We may decide to head in the opposite direction and go to WA first… watch this space.