In 17 days we will be completely moved out of our home and staying with friends until our Caravan arrives. It’s starting to become more real and given that the kids are in their last week of school for 2012, it all seems to be happening all at once.
I’m beginning to feel a range of emotions. Nerves, a little anxious, excited and plain old tired (mainly at the thought of what’s ahead in terms of packing and cleaning). I’m also starting to acknowledge that I am going to miss so many people and so will the girls. Thank goodness for email, blogs and Skype.
We’ve had our new car now for about 2 weeks and in that time Wayne has wasted not a single second in modifying it. We just got installed the long range fuel tank, the roof racks have been ordered and the ugliest fattest roo bar you’ve ever seen will be installed on Thursday. He’s also ordered some built in dvd players for the headrests which the girls will love and I think that’s it for the moment.
I had to fill up the car today for the first time. Wayne had to explain to me about the 2 fuel holes, and that I had to use the right one, not the left etc etc.. So I go to the petrol station, check that I am using Diesel and then off we go.. but nothing happens. So I take the nozzle out, put it back in.. nothing.. take it out again and in again and STILL nothing.. all of a sudden, this voice comes booming out of the loud speaker ‘ LADY IN # 6, YOU HAVE TO LIFT THE MANUAL LEVER FOR THE DIESEL PUMP’.. how embarrassing. Of course, I didn’t know what she meant, but the 2 kind gentleman in the ute next to me did (even more embarrassing) so they came over and showed me, then made sure that I was in fact supposed to be putting Diesel in my car.. YES I am.. I knew that much.. I blame Wayne for all of this (even though lady at the counter told me she thinks they are the only petrol station in Perth that still have a manual diesel pump).. did this paragraph interest anyone ? Purely for my recollection later on..
So, that’s about it. I am surrounded everyday by packing boxes, trying to pack whilst looking after Frankie has it challenges, but she seems to love sticky tape.
Looking forward to our trip though, and to the many amazing places that we will discover along the way. I’m also excited at the thought of seeing my family and friends along the east coast.. going camping with a few of them too, so that will be awesome.
So just a very quick update…
Until next time where I will be writing from the comfort of my caravan. . .
The Morrells x
I really hope that you have more funny stories along the way cause this one at the petrol station made me laugh out loud!
STOP it BG.. it wasn’t that funny. I was more than embarrassed.. x
I hope you have a great trip around this wonderful country of ours. Wow, what a big move you are doing – very gutsy to pack up like you have. Anyway, stay safe and i look forward to your next blog.
Love your friend from your past but a friend nonetheless,
I know right ? Massive thing that we are doing, but the right thing. Time to shake things up a little and experience life a bit more.
Hope you and the family are well.
That petrol station story really made me laugh too – just being honest ! x
I’m not sure why everyone thinks it’s so funny? It wasn’t funny for me and I had black hands..Stuff like that is always happening to me.