Legends from our own lunchtimes

Friday, March 30, 2012

Jumbled mess

Somehow, all of the stuff on the table has to make it into the carry-on bag, but before that happens, there is the plethora of banks and government departments to convince that we really did move address a year ago.

But it's a different sort of baggage that's kept our minds occupied other than on the job in hand over the past few days.

Despite our repeated advices, demands, and now begging, it seems that every time we lodge a change of address it miraculously changes back the day before we depart.

So far this week we've experienced this phenomena from a bank, two government departments, one of whom advised that they have never had our residential address and still don't and were simply unable to explain how the cheque I was holding in my hand had come to be addressed in bold type to that very place, and then.  Perhaps our mistrust of all things bureaucratic  reached something of a crescendo when this very day, our medical insurer announced that I owed $1800 in back-payments because it had made a significant file error in recording my date of birth and wasn't I pleased that they had only gone back six years.

I suppose I should have been and maybe in different circumstances I might have been.

Oh well, back to the packing.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A bit rocky to write

About five decades ago, the elder of the two of us received the above postcard from her grandparents who were, at the time cruising somewhere near Fiji, on the "trip of a lifetime".

It says in full:

"just going to lunch must hurry give my love to Mum & Dad.  a bit rocky to write."

And that, dear readers pretty much sums up this blog for the duration of our small hiatus which is from this day, over!

Without dwelling too much on "busyness" it seems as though our spare beds and even floors have been mostly occupied by friends, children and grandchildren various for pretty much three months, and when they haven't, we've been occupying beds in some other location thanks to the generosity of  friends, children and grandchildren various.

It's pretty much been a roller coaster ride that had to come to an abrupt end a day or two ago, just so that we could get stuff stacked away, banking finalised, and things packed for the next leg of our own "trip of a lifetime" and that is exactly how far at least for now, we intend to make this journey stretch - our lifetimes!

We're back,so snap on your seatbelts and come for the ride, because as usual this blog will happen whether it's rocky or not!
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