05.02.2009 - 05.02.2009 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Keep in touch! xo