Christine, Wondering

Random Musings of a Human Becoming

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Well, I'm back

My broadband is on already . . . but I'm not on it, because the damn modem isn't talking to the computer. I’ll be on to the ISP’s support line tomorrow, but until then I’ll just have to put up with their dial-up service. Which is actually not so bad, I have to say.

S stayed with me for two days to ease the transition, and I miss him dreadfully now that he’s gone home again. I wish he could stay here with me. We’ll visit a lot of course and it’s really not far (less than 2 hours’ drive) but . . . I wish he was here!

Life here so far has been interesting. I’ve seen an echidna in the wild for the first time ever, I’ve driven to and from Perth and Little Country Town more times than I care to think about, I’ve discovered a river I’d never heard of before, and I’ve learned what the weather reports really meant when they talked about “scattered/isolated showers and storms” - I’ll post a pic later, there’s nothing quite like seeing a single thunderstorm cell all alone in an otherwise blue sky! I’ve learned that every shop in town (supermarket, hardware stores, petrol station, chemist, post office) carries cutlery, crockery and various other homewares. The bigger hardware also carries basic workmens’ clothes and major appliances like fridges and stoves o_O If you want to rent DVDs you go to the petrol station. It’s like an alternate universe, but it’s peopled with friendly folk and so far I’m enjoying myself.

I’ve had to go into the post office three days running to ask for stuff (there’s no postal delivery so I had to get a PO box, for a start) and I’ve now made friends with the girl who runs the post office. It’s a one-couple operation, so the post office closes for an hour each day for lunch. Cute!

That’s all for now, I’m starting to ramble . . . expect many pics and excited updates to come! 


Good to see you back on line!Sounds like a promising start.
We once saw an echidna making its' way off the road (happily!) near Strahn (Tasmania, but you knew that.)
Oh, sounds like a wonderful little town! I hope you get used to it really soon and love being there. I've never heard of an echidna... I'd better go Google it...

Can't wait to see the picture of that thunderstorm!

~Jen (Cora/Lyric from BtN)

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