I arrived at around 7:30am and Spyros & his brother came to meet me. Went went back to the house to drop off my things & the brother and see the family. We headed out to the job site to see how it was going. I was pretty shocked to see it in person!
As we were not dressed for painting we went for a wander. We walked from Taylor Square down to Darling Harbour, and then across to Circular Quay and back to Taylor Square. It was a bit of a trek around the city, and by the time we got back it was home time.
|The building when I arrived - wrapped in scaffolding|
|The building once we were done!|
The following day Spyros went to work, and I stayed home. I slept in a bit & then I began organizing his bedroom so that I have room to fit in it. We are pretty accustomed by this time, of having our own suite to ourselves. Fitting into a bedroom is strange!
On Saturday I went to work and we worked through the weekend and the next week and kept very busy trying to run a few errands here or there when we had a moment.
So far we have worked. We have been to the beach. We have had a family BBQ & watched a Bulldogs (Rugby League) Semi-Final game (the final is tonight!). We have spent some time with Jerry (the friend who was with Spyros in Europe when I met him). We have done a bit of shopping (the malls are much larger here than in Vancouver - they make Metrotown look small). We have eaten out a lot. We have watched a lot of Greek television. We have skyped with the Canadian family. We have been to look at rental units, what you get for your $ is much different here! We have been grocery shopping & peppers & tomatoes...very expensive here!
|Spyros & I at the beach - La perouse in Botany Bay|
I got a new phone! So here's hoping it doesn't freeze & cause issues like it's predecessor did! I miss Netflix already. I haven't driven yet. I have done two haircuts since I arrived. I have a bank account. I have sent away for a Tax File #. I have signed up for Medicare.
Every morning at around 5:20am the birds start going crazy. Magpies, Cockatoos & whatever else is out there start winding each other up & it's a great cacophony of birds so loud & strange I think it sounds like monkeys! So we haven't been sleeping in much. It's been chilly. Very windy, and it warms up in the afternoons & is sunny, but it's still spring, so the wind is cold.
I completed my Adaptation Shawl for grandma and she loved it - YAY!
|Grandma says she's looking forward to it for winter!|
Before I left I also began working on Crabby Anastasia Socks for my mum! I had gotten to the turning of the heel on the first sock before I left so that I could verify that the sizing was going to work! I made a fair amount of progress on the flights over here & finished the first sock shortly after arriving! I am about half way to the heel of the second sock now.
|Taken on the plane - once the pattern was going around the leg!|
As we are between jobs for the moment & were apart for 2.5months & then started working once we were together again -- we have plans to go to Melbourne for a few days or up towards Queensland. Nothing concrete yet, but definitely plans to get out & spend some alone time! There's a lot of Australia for Spyros to see!