Monday, November 16, 2009


As you might guess from the title of this post this whole move really is becoming a saga.

Packing. Packing.Packing, it seems un-ending.

I had a hire truck booked for tomorrow (not just a ute, a proper 3 tonne van). Then I get an email from the hire company telling me they had double booked and I was the lucky sod who missed out.

As we Aussies are wont to say BUGGER!

So after a little hair tearing I began ringing and emailing around to book another. Finally with a sense of relief I had one booked with another company for the morning.

So all things being equal our move will be mostly over tomorrow evening.

This brings me to another point. I have been fairly slack in posting and in responding to all your comments over the past little while. I'm not super human enough to work, pack and post all in the same limited number of hours we are allotted in any given day. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has read my posts recently and especially to those who have been commenting. Thank you all for being so supportive as I ruminate about self publishing and the like.

Finally, thanks to the vagaries of the Oz telecommunications system we are likely to be without a broadband connection for some days after the move. The phone line is connected so I will have access to a dial-up connection but that will send me mad just checking email. (Dim dark memories of 300 baud modems in the bad old days briefly surface. Shudder!).
So I expect I will not be able to post again until next week at the earliest. I hope it will all be sorted by then.

In the meantime all of you good people take care!


heidenkind said...

It's okay. The last thing you need to worry about while you're moving is keeping up with the interwebz.

Good luck!

Amanda said...

Good luck with the move! I won't scare you with horror stories of our move to NYC from Las Vegas. We'll all be here when you get all moved in. Have a great day!

Kathleen Jones said...

Hope the move goes well Al - much fellow feeling about being cut off from the internet for a while - and hope the Oz telecom is better and quicker than the italian it!!

Simon said...

Good luck mate,I hope the buggeration factor doesn't last too long!..Simon

Lisa said...

Good luck with the rest of the move and enjoy your time without the internet. You might find that you'll want to take a couple of days off of it periodically!

Al said...

Hi Tasha,
But I miss it all. And the Blogosphere is so much more interesting than packing assorted junk.

Hi Amanda,
I've done a few interstate moves here. They are never for the faint hearted. Even if they go well!

Hi Kathleen,
Where it is good Oz internet is quite OK. But the country is so big that in many places satellite internet is the only option. Fortunately where we are at the moment the biggest issue is caused by the uncooperative actions of corporations that have to share the same infrastructure.

Hi Simon,
Thank goodness the Buggeration factor seems to be drawing to an end.

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for the wishes. I am toooo much of a geek to not miss the internet when I don't have access.