Amy has a job!

Trip Start Sep 20, 2006
Trip End Sep 20, 2007

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Well, not quite a FULL TIME job, but a good one for FIVE weeks! Shane's brother Michael's girlfriend Keira...(say that 10 times fast)...has a friend who is a recruitment agent. She is a wonderful, cheerful person who agreed to meet with me. Her name is Lauren and within a few days she had me at this job. It's for five weeks and the pay is $25.45/hr! Better than the $21 at Sally Ann for data entry. This job started on Thursday and I had work through Select for Tuesday and Wednesday too at a reception job. I've been doing training with the woman I'll be replacing and her job is quite full. Lots to do and it's pretty interesting stuff. It's at the Department of Health and Aging running lots of reports and record maintenance. There's alot to learn and the 3 day handover will just about be enough, I think.
In other news, our friends Julz and Ian (recently engaged - congrats!) from Big White are coming down from Townsville to hang out with us in a few weeks. We're looking forward to seeing them and showing them the city.
Also, Jon is coming down (with his fabulous, posh, important editing job - with the English Rugby Union team) to Sydney so we can't wait to see him too! (Another fellow Canuck - yay!)
Shane is healing very well and now we're just taking it easy so the scar doesn't pull and widen. The hardest part is keeping him still! Soon we'll be back to rock climbing, body boarding (surfing for Shane) and all that other fun stuff we've been looking forward to.
I've been practicing driving and last weekend even drove all the way down to Wollongong! This means twisty, windy national park roads and a HIGHWAY! Yup, I drove in a 110 zone. I was quite proud. We stopped at Stanwell Tops on the way for the view and to see the parachuters but I think it was too windy for them. Then, down the coast, since it was so HOT (36 degrees) we went swimming - although the water was ICY! I felt like I was back in an Ontario lake.
That's it for now, will keep posting updates as they come!
PS. I'm loving the fish and chips lunches here, especially scallops (the potato ones).
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mom59 on

Scallops that are potatoes?
Are they scallopped potatotes? No, that's probably too straightforward. Describe, please! They sound good.

Loved reading your blog. I'm fascinated with the place names in Oz - like Woollongong. Are you having trouble spelling them corectly with all the letters? When does the water get warm enough to swim in comfortably? I know it's just spring there but I would guess that the water is never as cold as it is here even in early summer.

So glad you're getting a visit from Jon - please say hi to him and Ali for me.

I won't go on about our snow in mid-October. You'd only gloat about your 35 degrees! Wait till it's 45 degrees and you're melting!

Keep those entries coming! love you two xoxoxox

shamey0508 on

Re: Scallops that are potatoes?
Yup, they call them scollops but it's really a mashed potato patty battered and deep fried. They're really very good, especially with chicken salt!
I'm never sure about place-name spelling and I usually generate a laugh when I try to pronounce anything written. (But I guess the same can happen in Canada it Spadeena or Spadeyena...?)
It will get warm enough to swim, right now the ocean currents are cool but soon everything will warm up...a lot...and I'll be begging to get in and STAY in!
Will definitely say hi to Jon and Ali, and thanks for the comment!
Love ya,
Ames :)

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