It’s been a busy few weeks around here! DD decided to postpone her trip to the UK so she’ll be here for another 2 months now. Our weekends have been spent sorting through her things, deciding what to sell, what to donate and what to pack away. We’ve got four boxes of books and dvds to go to fishpond to be sold and we’ve had a few trips to the op shop.
DS, who has been very unwell, is improving. He found out on Sunday night that he had passed his first semester and so he meets prerequisites for his last semester at university. If he had failed he would have had to wait six months as the courses don’t run all the time. So it’s been a tense few weeks worrying about him. I felt like we’d one the lottery when he called with his results!
In amongst all that I had two weeks off in bed very sick,which really put me behind with everything. I’m on the mend now though thank goodnes.
Work. well it’s difficult. Anyone living in NSW or Victoria would be aware of the massive public service and education cuts we are facing. Thousands of people will be laid off over the next year or so, many already have. Of our team of 9 people, I have been told by 5 of them that they will be leaving for other jobs within six months. One leaves next week, another in six weeks. The other three are hoping to last till Christmas.
It’s sad watching a team that really does make a difference get broken down like this.But fortunately all of us are highly employable and each of those people that are leaving have already started moonlighting jobs that they will be moving into. All of us have discussed frankly what our plans are and all but one person ( who is ready to retire) in the team is now building up an income outside of the job.
Me? Well I’m committed to staying for as long as possible and making the most of the good income to get this house done. I have also decided to get back to internet marketing work, so I’ve been busy with that. I love doing it and this time round it’s a business. I’m creating sites to sell down the track. So far they are ranking nicely. I find it very relaxing work and I have to say it’s been a great stress reliever.
I’ve also decided to monetize this site. The vast majority of traffic here is from the search engines and I turn down offers for ad placements regularly. Expect some changes, I’ll still be blogging about all kinds of things, will do more finance posts as well the personal ones and see how it all goes!