28 October 2009

A change is in the wind....

Hello one and all, I seem to be only writing about one post every seven days, but I suppose that's better than none at all. So what's been happening since my last post? Well, we continue to heal which is a major priority. Hubby is also trying to finish his last paper and once it is submitted and when he receives his final assessment/grade, he will have finished his Masters degree in Education. He has been working so hard over the past few years. I am very proud of him, which I am anyway but even more so because he has worked so hard and done so well especially in the face of adversity. Once he has his degree he will finally be able to start applying for lecturing positions. He likes his current work in the field of medicine, specifically in the Emergency Department but after over 20 years of taking care of people and also unfortunately watching some pass away it has all taken a toll on hubby. So it's time to move on to something new and exciting.

However that is not the change I refer to in the title of this blog. No, my loyal reader (yes just the one of you and well maybe some poor fool who stumbles on to the site unawares) there is still another change that is in the works in our world. What may you ask is that change, well it is a change we are not taking lightly I will say that much. We have discussed this change over and over and have come to the conclusion that it will be the right thing. As I'm sure you've guessed by now that the change I'm referring to is one of moving.

Yes, unfortunately as much as we love our home here in Tasmania. Our lovely old home with it's 115 year old history. All of the fresh air, great wines, brilliant produce, dairy and baked goods along with amazingly talented local artisans. This is truly a wonderful place to live. However, It is not a place to make a living. Finding work down here is near impossible and with hubby changing his field of work in the next few months we will need to be open to relocating. As it stands we have made no firm commitment as to exactly where we will be moving to but all I know is that we will at least be moving back to the mainland as the islanders say. We are looking to having a new job and location sometime around February in the new year. We will keep this house and rent it out because in the end when we are ready to retire it will be a fantastic place to do just that.

So, that's all the excitement I have going on around this end of the world. We have out of town guests arriving at the end of the week. We haven't seen this friend for some time and we are very much looking forward to her arrival. So in saying that I need to get back to my housecleaning checklist. I've got a lot to do over the next 3 days. I'll check back after the visit and share all the tawdry details of her visit after all she has been known to be a bit of a party girl. I hope I remember how to do the same, party that is, not being a girl. I tried that once and not a good look trust me. Until next time take care and as always enjoy...

10 comments:

A Lewis said...

I wish you guys nothing but good fortune and success in your new life changes!

Larry Ohio said...

It looks like you have more loyal readers than just myself.

I know guys from Melbourne and they say Sydney sucks. I also know guys from Sydney who say Melbourne sucks. Then one of my dearest friends Steve, from Adelaide, says that BOTH Melbourne and Sydney suck. Where do you stand in all of this? And where do you think you'll end up?

Ur-spo said...

The move is exciting and adventuresome and gives you a better life.

TICKLEBEAR said...

a move, especially on such a distance is a big transition. nothing'll be the same, but perhaps that's what you need at this point in both your lives. good luck!!
:)~

Moys said...

Bet you thought I wouldn't read this blog before Saturday!!!!!

6p00d83452462869e2 said...

Congratulations in advance to that handsome hubby of yours! And also to both of you for considering such a big event. Maybe you'll end up somewhere closer to us! Then again, maybe you'll end up in Perth. :)

tornwordo said...

Moving sucks, but being unemployed sucks even more! Like you said, it's only gonna be temporary.

Janelle said...

Good luck with your move. I recently did the opposite of you and moved from the mainland to a little island off the coast of Qld. I'm in absolute heaven here but I can understand the need to be where there is work etc. If I needed to get a job this certainly wouldn't be the place.

I hope it all works out well for you :)

Brad said...

Oh geez, that sucks that you have to move. You've always described it so beautifully.

Brad
Southern Expressions

Nathan said...

I've been out of touch for awhile and was just thinking of you. Wanted to say hello! I see a lot of changes are coming up for you guys. But I think that's great! And I'm so happy that he will have his Masters! Yay!

Well I hope you're doing okay. Big hugs.