Another week has gone by an maybe I should be laughing and feeling so happy but instead, I am slowly being driven insane by the children and annoying things that do not work! Today I have dealt with trying to connect the internet in my lil old house and instead of being able to plug the cable in and getting it going I am dealing with a truly incompetent company who is the telecommunications giant known as Telstra. They are absolutely useless and I have wasted so much time and money trying to get my internet sorted in a timely manner. It is so frustrating and I understand that this is an old house and the phone line needs to be activated to use an ADSL modem but there was a problem with the exchange but when the Telstra tech (contractor paid $71 a call) came by to connect my modem – he waved at a couple of wires and off he went. I had to pay an independent technician to look and see if there is a problem with the line on the premises or outside and that was not cheapWTF! We had cable in the States as we did not have a direct link to ADSL and it was always good and it felt like the superhighway compared to the shit internet service here in Australia that is driven by politics and it is so, so sad! I just wish they would get themselves together and think of the future and how good it could be if they were not bickering over fibre optic and copper cabling, such a shit show.
I need a good cuppa tea after all that craziness – I am having to use the hotspot on my phone to connect to the outside world which is lucky. At least when I am at my house there is a bunch of stuff to sort through and find such as this peaceful prose. I love the meditation reference to using a pedal sewing machine, We simply let it be. Aaah if it was not for meditation I would be very, very mad.
Going through my stuff has been quite fun but there is so much crap to sort through and donate, give away or recycle. I found so many sewing patterns and whittled them down to just a few but hopefully they will fit me still! The dollar bill has a hummingbird on it which connects to my love of those little hummers. Plus it was so good to find pictures of artwork from a show I did with my sister many moons ago, I had screen printed bags and made them for the art exhibition. I remember selling a few but not all of them, the cat/fox screen print was pretty cute and my fave is the “earth astronaut” screen print on the multicoloured bag.
As I was going through bits and pieces before we moved back to our place to settle I found these great illustrations Ash had made at the NGV of his best friend Mack – our beloved cat who passed away a couple of years ago. This home in Melbourne is where he lived with us when we had carpet throughout the house and he and Scrappa hung out together with baby Ash.
Oh and what a find, today as I was looking for some more crockery I found an old box of silverware – this is my dream set of cutlery and I was very excited to find them. They belonged to my father in law (who passed away 10 years ago). They were in a big box full of a set of fancy crockery with illustrations of farm animals and right at the bottom was this box of silverware – now my dream of owning a lovely cutlery set has come true!
Just two weeks until my next assignment is due but with the palaver of all the crap with the internet and moving back and forth from my friends housesit to our place plus helping the kids hook up DVD players and VCRs life has been full. The kids will be back at school on the 31st so I am looking forward to a routine so I had better get my arse into gear and make shit happen so I can get that assignment worth 30% of two lesson plans uploaded to Uni.