Thursday, July 28, 2011

In sickness and health

Its been a very stressfull week, with all the stuff going on with our car and trying to talk to banks to get a loan to get another car (Ive never done that before we've always paid cash). Ive opened new accounts with banks waited to hear whats going on with our car (its still a the shop), waiting to find out whats going on with the loan etc etc... Thats when the kids got sick, yep Gabriel started with the vomits then baby Hezekiah, then back to Gabriel (you can see where this is going right?) Then Xaviour got sick and then passed it on to me, yep Im hoping its lucky last. Allen picks the new car up on Monday woohoo! The Kia is getting fixed then we'll sell that and buy Allen a cheap run around car that we dont have to worry about. Ive been super stressed and I think thats why my immune system failed me and Im still on the couch in my p.j's. I think I'll feel better when the car is here and I can stop stressing. We got a new Mazda MPV it seats 7 which means we can actually fit everyone in the car :o) Its got full leather seats and a dvd player with headphones for the kids. Now our trips to Devonport and Hobart won't be so noisey :o) Its got a nice size boot too to put the shopping in, and Allen got me a GPS so I dont get lost ;o) It also means that when we go over to Melbourne we can go on the boat and take our car! Can't wait to see it in the driveway.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bad luck comes in threes

Ok last Easter was a DISASTER when it comes to things going wrong and things breaking or breaking down, we had 7 yes 7 items at home that bit the dust including the washing machine, the vacume and the transmission in my car grrr!!!! On Friday night while driving back from Launceston I noticed the car wasnt going into gear properly, lots of reevs no power ??? It seemed ok for the last few days..... till yesterday when I was on my way to pick up Niamh from day care and the car wouldnt go into gear at all just reeved and sat there , oh no! Allen took it to the same guy who fixed it last time who informed us that its no longer under warrenty (12 months) Big suprise (not), and he'll have a look for free! Wow how lucky for us looking isnt fixing! Considering the 1500$ price tag last year I am not happy its playing up again :o( Then this morning I knocked the dial off the toaster grrr!!!!!!!!! Only one more to go Now Id like 3 good luck items starting with a new car!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thailand here we come!

The hotel we'll be staying in

patong beach

An elephant trek

Its only 5 weeks till Jasmine and I go on our trip! We are going to be in sunny Phuket for 9 glorous days. We are staying at a new hotel its only 6 months old :o) Free breakfast and no kids to organise, no set time to get up, no washing to do, no meals to cook, no dishes to do or any housework!!! It will be my first REAL holiday :o) We are super excited and are now getting our lists together of what to take and what to bring home :o)

The main reason for Jamine and I going away on our own was the simple fact that Jasmine is moving to Melbourne next year, and we just don't know what will happen in the next few years and we may not get this opportunity again to spend together so we are going to enjoy every minute! We plan on going on an elephant treek and Jasmine wants to go parasailing ( no Im not doing that!) and a visit to pi pi island. Im sure we'll do some other stuff too and yes there will be lots of photos taken but just as a tease these are some I found on the net.