Now it has been over six months and I am still, sort of, unemployed. I am doing some consuting work with my mate and picked up four days work this week. It has been good to get back into it and even earn some money. Things are starting to get a bit sparse but all in all we are OK. The electricity bill just came in and it was $8!
Back in december we realised that I needed a car if I was going to work, particularly consulting because I can get shot around to almost anywhere, so we picket up a little suzuki Alto brand new for around $15,000. It made somewhat of a dent in the savings but I need it to earn more money.
Strangely enough it was pleasant without a car and I had to walk or catch public transport so there was no issue. I must admit to getting a bit lazy and using the car rather than the bus to get to the shopping centres further away from us. We still both walk to the local shops when required. We went into Sydney for a stay at a posh hotel a couple of weeks back and for that we went by train and bus. We were given a free night and a voucher towards a meal by the company I was working for before I was retrenched, which was very nice and quite touching. We had a lovely time in the city and bought some books (surprise, surprise) and the meal at night, we had a voucher for $250 towards the cost and being non-drinkers I figured we wouldn't go anywhere hear that. We both just got the main meal and a couple of side dishes, dessert and a couple fo soft drinks and the bill came to $200! I couldn't believe it. It really is another world to the one we normally inhabit!
We will be open for National Permaculture Day on the 1st of May 2011 from 10:00am to 4:00pm so if you are in the area stop in and see us.
We have had some really hot weather in the last month or two and it has knocked the garde around a bit so we are in a bit of a hungry gap at the moment, some stuff has died prematurely and we are waiting for other stuff to come on. At least the carrots are still providing food for our evening meal and the chooks are still producing. We are doing OK but a bit of rain would be nice.
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