May 9, 2009

On again, Off again…

I know it’s been awhile. A lot has happened in the last month or so. First we were going to Australia, then we had a rush on visitors coming to see us before we left the northern hemisphere (which was fantastic, thank you), then mid April we received news that the Australian government was no longer processing any applications for working permits for foreigners. Something about not wanting to give aussie jobs to other nationalities…

This was a huge blow. We had already cancelled all our utilities, given notice on our lease, drunk most of our wine, spent all our cash and exhausted ourselves going out. We had to move fast to reverse all the cancellations, call in any debts, negotiate with the landlord to stay put, and patch any broken fences since we were now possibly staying in France for an additional 6 months. There was a lot of disappointed faces, along with some happy ones (I’m not going to give you a clue which was which, who, what or where!) but essentially it was a big deal and a very difficult time not knowing what we were going to do, where Michelle was going to work (her job finishes here on the 15th May) and which way was up.

But, last Monday, we received news that the visa was finally approved. It was a complete shock, we had pretty well adjusted, and definitely in my head I was here for the summer at least. Nope, cancel that, put ourselves in reverse once again and we now have to redo our cancellations, get packed and ready to move for next Monday the 18th. It’s soon. Very very soon. I have no idea how we’re going to manage.

So there you have it. That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it….

filles at 9:59 pm

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