Loving Life!

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South Australia Museum

The job at Stanford is great!  The restaurant is well managed, the staff are really nice and the guests are lovely.  Everyone asks me where I’m from.  Some of them can’t understand my accent.  Funny, I can’t understand some of theirs!   My shifts are long for the service industry.  Generally I'm working 6-8 hour shifts.  This is AMAZING after the 1-4 hrs I was getting on the Gold Coast.   

The hotel is a 15 min walk from Dave’s which is brilliant!  I am making $23.10 an hour.  Yahoo!  And the greatest part, since I’m not an Australian resident, I get all of my taxes back when I leave the country.  That is a good deal!  Wages are quite high in Australia.  And service is a good a place as any to work, especially for me with my serving experience.  I had to buy new clothes for my uniform: pants, shoes, white button up shirt.

Did I mention that I love my life?
  But the expense is worth it.  I am working about 20-30 hrs a week.  Not bad.

Dave and I love living together.  When we have time together we savour every minute, going into the city, lounging at the beach, going for early breakfast before our shifts.  We are settling into the daily grind stuff of making meals, cleaning house, etc.  Its good to be in one place, working, making money, and being with Dave.  There are things I miss though, mobility (sigh it would be so nice to have a car), and girls (I don’t have many to talk to here and I really miss my friends at home) but with the wonders of Skype and email I feel connected to home and can get my girlfriend fix pretty easily.  I have to say, I was really worried when I didn’t have a job for that first week or so here but now that I’m working I’m feeling saweet!

Dave and I are planning a trip to Melbourne!  We had thought we'd go to Alice Springs next week but then the flights were crazy expensive, so we've opted to head to Melbourne instead.

SA University where Dave went to Uni.
  We looked into it and we're going to drive there, heading along the Great Ocean Road, stopping for a night in Apollo Bay (a quaint sea side community half way between Adeliade and Melbourne)and then after a few days in Melbourne we'll fly home.  We can't wait!

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South Australia Museum
South Australia Museum
Did I mention that I love my life?
Did I mention that I love my life?
SA University where Dave went to U…
SA University where Dave went to …
Having the BEST coffee at the SA m…
Having the BEST coffee at the SA …
Looking out towards North Terrace
Looking out towards North Terrace
Dave and Vladdy resting at the SA …
Dave and Vladdy resting at the SA…
SA University
SA University
Adelaide Art Gallery
Adelaide Art Gallery
Dave and I having lunch at the Caf…
Dave and I having lunch at the Ca…
Playing Connect 4 with Vladdy at t…
Playing Connect 4 with Vladdy at …
Hanging out at the beach
Hanging out at the beach
Amazing homes in downtown Adelaide
Amazing homes in downtown Adelaide
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