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Somewhere over the rainbow

sunny 90 °F

G'day!!!!! I am alive and never coming home. It is pretty amazing here. Loving my family and the farm I am at. There is the wife (Sue) who I work with everyday, the husband (Mike) who is determined to teach me to surf and their 5 year old son (Jack aka Jack-a-roo).

I am so sore right now it is hard to type. I got to ride yesterday for the 1st time in 10 years and that went better than expected. I think I tried too hard bc I am unable to move today. We have been pretty busy ever since I got here. In the morning we wake up around 7 and shovel poo, feed the horses, bail hay (so hard) and then usually by then we take Jack-a-roo to school and run some errands. We went to pick up a new horse called Mick today to test out. Sue is looking for a new horse to jump. She is an excellent rider and is showing on Saturday and I am going to tag along and watch. Then we usually make lunch and hang out by the pool till kids come for a lesson. She teaches some neighborhood kids and it is pretty cute. They all think I have a funny accent.

I have a room to myself and they only hold 1 person at a time. They include me in on everything they do. I help cook and clean and we all eat together. They are the sweetest family and it couldn't have worked out any better. I DID see my first poisenous spider. Yes I didn't say see my first spider bc I think I did that at the airport when I arrived. I mean there are so many freaking spiders here it makes me want to sleep in saran wrap, but they would probably be in that too. Yes, so I saw my first poisonous spider in MY shoe today. It was ugly and black with a red back. Sue thought it was funny and acted as if she saw them all the time which didn't make me feel better. I did not think it was funny and convinced I am dying even though I didn't actually touch it.

So I am working on getting you all pictures but have come across some hurdles. I brought my lap top thinking I could use that but they don't have wireless internet (nor know what it is). Once I figured out how to tap into their internet the battery on my computer started dying and realized I don't have the right converter for it. Their computer doesn't take memory cards so I have pictures but now waiting for the right converter to arrive here via mail (which could be a while) and then I will upload photos for you!

In the meantime I will be updating this blog whenever I can. You can send me messages through this or my email (egan.katie@gmail.com).

Keep in touch! xo

Posted by Kegan00 16:06 Archived in Australia

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To much and I mean TOO MUCH FUN! (Except for the spiders, of course) Did you ride in the bush today?

by julie.egan

Hi Katie! I can just smell the coffee... mmmm... you know how we like coffee... I can hear you spirit through your words...and visual you riding! I so enjoy reading your blog... and live vicarously through you... be safe there matey! merry thoe

by mthoe

Sounds like you're having fun!! Watch out for the Roo's, they can be dangerous!! Don't tell your mother if you see any great whites while surfing!! Hope the fires are far away from you guys. Enjoy your time and see all you can. I'll keep checking back. Good Luck

by cbonekempe

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