Monday, July 06, 2015


Today is the start of a new position for Stew.
He is travelling down to Hamilton to start his new role.  As the company has scrapped the title of 'Center Manager' he will be the "Principal T******" of the Hamilton and Rotorua branches of the company he works for.

He will be staying in the company apartment tonight and coming home tomorrow night.  
Then continuing with his 'old' job Wednesday - Friday for the time being.

I think they are planning on doing this arrangement for at least the next month.  After that who knows?  He might end up in Hamilton Monday - Friday, commuting on and off until we sell our home and buy another one in Hamilton.

While he's away for the next couple of days I am sure I will get heaps done.  Not anything too big of course, just what I can manage on my own.  I only have the kitchen/family room and lounge left inside!  That should only take a couple of days now as I've already done quite a bit in them.

I must remember to get the kids to help, even though it's like pulling teeth!

Yaaa... the oven cleaner arrives after lunch!   I can't wait to see how clean they can make it look.  Last time I cleaned it I was pretty happy with it, but I'm bloody glad I don't have to do it again.

OK... I'll go for now... and come back later to tell ya what I've managed to get ticked off the list!


YES!  THE DUNGEON IS DONE.   What a job... not quite as bad as I expected with the kids 'help'.  I'm now off with a full, to the roof, load for Hospice!

I'm not very impressed with the oven cleaner guy.  He was expected at 1 pm.  Got a text at 2 pm saying they couldn't do it today after all... and could they reschedule?  I told them yes, and asked them to give me a day and time.
Just got another text saying he will 'get back to me' later.  Nice.

Wondering if I should try another company?

In the meantime, I've taken a huge load of rubbish to the dump.  Griffin had a ball throwing an old TV onto the concrete!  And the lovely lady at the weigh station only charged me for a 'boot full'... when my car was packed to the gunnels!  SCORE.

Trying to get enthusiastic about cleaning windows in the family room, kitchen and lounge right now.  Looking at them... maybe a bit later ...  *smiles*.

Well I didn't do those windows... I tidied up the garage... cos ya couldn't even walk through it, it was that cluttered up with stuff all over the place.
Now... you CAN swing a cat in there! Everything is boxed up, packed up and ready for the next trailer load to go down to Hamilton.

End of Day:  Stew's had a good day too... got to get acquainted with the staff.  He is now settled into the company apartment and no doubt fast asleep.  I'm heading off to bed shortly myself, I'm sure I shall sleep well... tired as per.
nite nite


  1. Best of luck to Stew as he starts on his new job; and best of luck to you as you get your house ready to sell. Remember good body mechanics--bend with your knees, not your back; push rather than pull. Be careful!

  2. I am looking forward to hearing how the oven clean went, I am thinking of getting mine done, I just cannot get it properly clean.

  3. oooh no, that oven guy can move along! Next!

  4. Not a fan of window cleaning myself, but this has madeit much easier: Not cheap but effective and no chemicals :) Good luck with it all!!!

  5. If the oven guy does not get back to you by the end of today with a from time and then turns up then & does the job - fire his arse & get another one.

  6. You don't have a self cleaning oven? Mine does quite a good job all by itself.

    1. I've never heard of a self cleaning oven! I want one... for sure. Sigh... until that miracle happens, I might have to end up doing it myself yet.

  7. It's always great when someone does something nice like the lady at the dump :)

  8. I hope Stew's new job went well today.

  9. Gosh travelling cleaning moving rubbish day its all go go go before you know it it will be all finished....

  10. Good luck to Stew on his new job. Keep up the good work sorting out the house.


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