Thursday, January 10, 2008

Recent events and musings.........

As I implied in my last post I have been transferred to a town 500 km south of where we live.....a place called Albany. It's a lovely, coastal country town with a mild climate and it's close to vineyards and their wineries, the most beautiful beaches on the planet and a multitude of natural fact during the calving season you can see humpback whales from my new office windows.....frolicking in the bay!

The day after I received news of the transfer my boss (hairplug!) had a family tragedy.....his adult son was killed in a road crash.......what a disaster! I may not really like the man but I really feel for him.......this is something no one deserves.

Since then we have been very busy at work helping out, making arrangements and being as supportive as we can......hopefully it has helped.

Yesterday it dawned on me that because of events at work, Christmas and New Years celebrations I had already lost 3 weeks of the 6 weeks I had to prepare for the big move south.......we haven't moved with my work for 15 years so this is going to be a bugger of a job.....packing and driving and all the rest. Then a good friend said to me, "relax, it's like a tsunami, it's going to happen anyway so just go with it!"

So that's what we are going to try to do.........stay tuned!!