One step closer to a wireless connection

Today I am anticipating Jim’s return from Tokyo, his first trip to Japan. We Skyped a couple of times and he just loves it there. Thinking about food as we are headed out for a nice dinner in McMahon’s Point tonight. We discovered this quaint little neighborhood recently and it’s only a 10 min. walk from our apartment. It’s a much quieter neighborhood than where we live on Lavender St.

Earlier today I received a notice from the mailman to pick up a package from the post office. I could barely read the handwriting though and had no idea where to pick it up! I asked my new friend Vera downstairs if she could read it and fortunately she recognized that it was McMahon’s point. So glad I brought a copy of my lease or the gentleman at the post office would certainly not have released the package to me as I had no other way to prove where we live!

Yay, it was our modem so we could finally connect to the internet. That was the good news, the bad news is because everything is so slow here, we have to wait for a technician to come out to connect us. :-/ Today is the 29th and the tech can’t get out until April 7th – ouch!! Back to the library and convenience stores for computer use for another week….

On a more positive note, we LOVED this Spanish restaurant we discovered on Blues Point Rd. in McMahon’s Point, Delicado Foods. Photos below (taken at night w/ an iphone, NOT very good shots but still worth posting.)

Someone at my door…

Quiet night at home just watching a little TV. British crime mysteries are huge here, as well as many American TV shows. It was around 9Pm when my doorbell rang, and kept ringing. Not knowing a soul here, I was a bit startled and really reluctant to answer. But after a few rings, I finally relented and answered through the intercom. As it turns out, it was another resident in the building, Vera, in unit one. I ran into her one day and she mentioned that she was preparing to move to NY and was looking to sell some of her stuff. Great timing for me! I ended up buying a variety of kitchen stuff, including dinnerware, wine glasses, two large covered wicker baskets, square, the size of an ottoman, great for storage or use as a casual table. Plus a ladder which is essential when you have to store everything above your wardrobe (closet.) All for $90! Not bad.

Another wedding in Wendy’s secret garden…

Brooklyn accent

Shopping today and this trip took me up to Artarmon, by train, of course to buy household goods at Bunnings. “Bunnings” is alot like our Home Depot or Lowe’s but a slightly smaller scale. I met a nice young chap, Henry, who was intrigued by my accent. He was eager to tell me that he is in a school play and his part requires him to speak with a Brooklyn, NY accent which he was having difficulty mastering. I tried giving him some tips and wished him to “break a leg.” He was also very curious and fascinated by our American money, particularly that our dollar bills are paper! So funny, since we were surprised that Australians have not only $1 coins but also $2 coins, now isn’t THAT strange? Really weighs the wallet down… Notice that the Queen is on the back of every denomination. The paper money is also very colorful and interesting, until next time!

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