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Trip Start Jun 05, 2008
99Trip End Jun 14, 2009
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"I'm good thanks. I haven't long got up though" the lady replied. That should have been enough. Small talk over. Not for Katie. "Oh well, today is to be....." long pause, her brain obviously scrabbling for a suitable ending to this obscenely unnecessary statement, "....enjoyed!!" The atmosphere in the lift was painful and it seemed to be moving slower than ever. 10 seconds felt like 2 hours. Three of us were stood in the lift unable to look each other in the eye, the silence was unbearable. When the doors finally opened and the woman stepped out we collapsed to our knees in fits of laughter. I don't know how this reads, maybe you had to be there but it was so funny
We laughed our way through the rest of the day and somehow, managed to finish our rooms by 1 o'clock. We headed back to the office and they asked us to change our days off, have tomorrow off and work the weekend to help them through the busy period. We agreed, but only if we can catch the 1.20pm ferry home. Done deal. Woohoo! Some of the guys were going to meet up for drinks tonight as some of them are leaving Daydream and moving on. As we don't have to get up for work, we invited them around to our place for drinks. A much more affordable option for our wages. They agreed and we ended up moving all our furniture out on to the balcony to accommodate our guests. Sofa, dining chairs, the lot. We swapped cleaning stories and a good night was had by all. I think!? I'm afraid I was very, very drunk!
See Ya x
Thursday 7th August - Headaches and Hot tubs!!
Oh my god! What happened? What day is it? Where's the water? How did we get to bed? What time? Where's the water? My head hurts! Where's the water? What day is it? We've all been there. No school!! WOOHOO! Ouch, my head hurts. Uuuuuuurrrrrrgh.
Breakfast, coffee, a show of bravado in the the form of a trip to the laundry room, more coffee and dark glasses. We weren't in the mood for much today, day off or not. As someone once said "Today is to be enjoyed!". We gathered our muddled heads and decided to spend the day relaxing by the pool and topping up our tans
Not much to report really, well, nothing I can write about anyway. Did I mention the hot tub? No? Oh well.......go figure it out yourselves. Wink wink.
Friday 8th August
A very busy day at work. Tired but determined to make something of our Friday night, we bagged the left-over wine from Wednesday's gathering and a couple of mugs, we headed down to the picnic area on the beach to watch the sun set. Queensland has strange laws when it comes to the consumption of alcohol in public areas hence the choice of mugs over wine glasses. We still don't know the rules for certain so we went into stealth mode. Queensland has strange laws about everything really but I'm not ready to launch into a rant about that just yet.
Two glasses, sorry, mugs of wine later the sun had set and, as usual, took all our energy with it
The end x
Saturday 9th August
Haven't got a clue. Work was super hectic, I remember that much. I don't suppose much happened. Work and bed I think.
Sunday 10th August
Nope, can't remember. I think I've blocked it from memory. Work was horrid. Out of 296 rooms, we ran at 87% occupancy. About 12 cleaners? If that many. Hang on. One day on the way home everyone saw a hump back whale.Everyone except us. Katie saw a dolphin one morning too. I didn't. They'll probably be like kangaroos, I won't see one for weeks and suddenly I'll be sharing my breakfast with them every day
We really need a day off now. Sooo tired, and our backs are starting to ache from scrubbing baths and making beds all day now. It still beats picking aubergines though. Maybe Tuesday will be our day off, the rosta says we're working until next Saturday but I'll be speaking to the manager in the morning. That wasn't the deal we made.
Goodnight all, Katie's already snoring (It's 8.00pm!)