So I got the internet conneted on Friday [a couple of days ago] and figured I'd let you folks know how things are/went with the big move. Hehe, so much for good intentions.... cos I thought bugger you's, I got new toys to play with.... and proceeded to mess around wiv 'em.
Yup, this NBN [National Broadband Network] is the bees knees and is so fast that I gotta be very careful what I type. I mean, don't wanna be sayin' shit wot ain't appropriate fer internet consumption afore I can proof read it and goes up, now, do I! Yes, it's that quick. The techie wot installed it reckons I have one of the best speeds he's seen. At the time I was receiving 24.95mbs, my overall speed is supposed to be 25mbs, and he said that's excellent, given the connection to my PC was/is wireless.
Anyhow, that doesn't even touch on the other stuff I got. Apart from the NBN and this space age modem that's just superb, I got this 8" you-beaut tablet-come-phone that's positively loaded with apps and gives me access to a whole range of things without having to bring them up on my PC. Not only that, I got a space age phone which goes through the NBN, not the old copper network, and has a set of features I'm still learning about. Like WOW! Better still, I can use these devices wirelessly anywhere in the house... even out in the shed out back. Shoot, I can even plug in my Panasonic phone to the modem and have up to 6 additional handsets about the place... like I could have phones coming out of my proverbial *** if I wanted to.
So how did the move go? Not as smooth as I would have liked. A mate and I did the lion's share of it in his ute [well he probably did 70% of the work] because I couldn't get a truck on the day due to an overbooking and school holidays falling the day before. We started a 7.00am that day and were still going at 2.30am the next morning. Let's just say that I was completely knackered for a week or so afterwards and could barely move some days. Luckily my mate got a friend of his to lift all the heavy items that I couldn't manage, but he was available only for an hour and we couldn't get anyone else to help... leaving me and my mate with the bulk of the shift. Shaunna and her crew were going to help but she hurt her knee and had to stay off it, and a situation arose that took the others elsewhere to attend to a family matter.
Never mind, I got here and I'm loving it. NO FECHEN STAIRS!!!!!! Hehe, this living on one level is the go... even the toilet is better. Yup, when you have hip, knee and spinal issues, a taller, slightly wider pedestal makes all the difference. And no comments from the peanut gallery regarding my having a fat arse, orright?
Shoot, I might even try getting into the bathtub as well. It isn't set into the floor as low and has built in hand positions to assist persons with disabilities to get in and out. Like showers are okay, but a good soak in a tub with some of those fancy bath salts would be excellentamundo. Another great thing is that there's bus stops in very close proximity [like just across the road and 40m away on our side] and I can get to anywhere I want without the 30 - 40 minute walk like before, meaning I can still get out on days when I'm not feeling overly mobile.
Next subject? Mothers! It didn't matter how stiff and sore I was from doing that humongous day's work moving, do you think I could get her to go out and mow the yard? Nope! I even brought the petrol mower so's she didn't have to use the push/manual mower, but there was no persuading her. I even tried a bit of blackmail... didn't work, either. However, what I lost in the garden I made up for in the kitchen. Apart from many other talents and abilities, mum is one great cook and I've enjoyed some you-beaut meals since I've been here.
I still have some unpacking and settling in to do, but I'm not under pressure to get it done so I do a bit each day and my man cave in the garage is nicely taking shape. Over the next couple of days I hope to have everything set up, all the electricals plugged in, and me pirate booty situated as necessary. Hehe, what be tha point o' bein' tha cap'n if'n I don't set it up like a pirate cave?
Okay, so that's it for now. Grub's up n' I 'aves a shark's appertight.