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Madness [Jul. 19th, 2010|11:40 am]
[mood |exhaustedexhausted]


- buying Sharon a car
- buying a house in Cooma
- and dealing with all the legalities with that
- and trying to organise things for the house
- various wonderful and welcome guests spread over June/July
- trying to pack and sort a house full of stuff, using Strokeboy™, Preggo Girl™, Ancient Lady™, and Mini Me™ (Trademark belongs to someone else... shhhh....), which is, to be honest, glacial in its speed
- Lex's epic, ongoing teething with his last four rear teeth
- and his recent penchant for waking at 6am with a pooey nappy
- and him not sleeping for the rest of the day, even though he's tired and cranky
- me taking Lex and mum out when I'm already tired, to give Sharon a break, leaving me even more tired
- me being a good month behind on replies and emails (I am getting through them slowly, but if it's important, don't email or SMS, ring!)
- trying to get ready for the WorldCon trip to Melbourne (I've yet to actually put my name in for panels, which is crazy)
- preparations for bub number 2
- and assorted other things causing delays

...we should be able to start watching our new box set of The West Wing (a present to ourselves for our 12th Wedding Anniversary) sometime in 2011.

Looking forward to it.

[User Picture]From: mortonhall
2010-07-19 02:23 am (UTC)

I'll find you some panels for Worldcon :)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-07-19 02:50 am (UTC)
I need to reply to Grant, who emailed about some, just so far behind!

Realistically, between looking after a baby and a toddler, one a day, with maybe a couple of extra evening (post 8pm) ones. Or you can reverse that, a couple during the days and give me something to do in the evenings.

Normally I'd volunteer for all the First Convention panels, but don't want that to be the only stuff I'm on :)
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2010-07-19 04:03 am (UTC)
Happy anniversary.

And I know how you feel about the craziness of it all, although at least I'm not moving house this time (moving house twice last time was quite enouh thanks.) I empathise with 6am starts. the young master usually starts about 6am or even 5:30. I persist in staying in bed, telling him that it's dark and he should go back to sleep - yeah, like that's going to work. At least he is good about getting his bottle of milk out of the fridge which keeps him occupied for a bit (it's all the other things he gets out and sets up for 'breakfast' which amuse me.)
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[User Picture]From: paulhaines
2010-07-19 08:34 am (UTC)
...is all in the mind.
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[User Picture]From: tikiwanderer
2010-07-20 01:52 am (UTC)
So do you move before or after Worldcon?

More specifically, what order are you expecting the events
to actually occur in? Isn't this bub a likely September one?

We have booked a hotel room at the Hotel Enterprise across from Southern Cross Station, and should be able to manage the occasional "play with Lex for an hour" bit either there or at the con to give you and Sharon more of a break.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-07-20 02:54 am (UTC)
Events should be -
birth (She's due around the 28th July, give or take)

bits and pieces of non-essential stuff being moved, giving us sorting space here, and allowing me to do or arrange to be done a few minor jobs at new digs


bit more minor shifting of stuff

The movers for the heavy stuff

So should be there late Sept or early October.

Mum is paying for two months rent so that we don't move before Worldcon then leave her in a new town while heading to Melbourne for two weeks, making it a comparatively leisurely shift.
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[User Picture]From: tikiwanderer
2010-07-21 04:19 am (UTC)
OK, month *before* Lex, not month *after*. Right. Memory fail, there. I will bring some of Sparrow's old dresses / more appropriate clothing along to Worldcon for you two to have a look at and see if there's anything you want (and will then mail it to you at your new address to save you trying to pack it into the car and then having to pack it again when you get home). I will also try and get the dress I'm making for your new little lady done by then, but maybe after you move (it'll be one-year-old-and-walking-sized so no hurry). I found the fabric specially for you. I think you will like it. It's very girly... for a certain special definition of girly.
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2010-07-22 03:42 am (UTC)
So, what car did Sharon end up getting? I'm assuming you did the sensible thing and added cost of that to mortgage etc.
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