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kambuckta 11-07-2019 01:43 AM

Tomorrow I shall be homeless.
 
Well, technically anyway. I'll still have a roof of sorts over my head if that counts.

Long story, I live with my daughter and grandsons, we are originally from Vic Australia. Four-odd months ago she was offered a wunnerful job by her company, but 4,500 km away, in WA Australia. Great salary, conditions, yada yada. A week before the probation period was up, she was told her position was terminated. Well, fuck.

So tonight is our last night in our apartment. The removalists come tomorrow to pack our stuff and move it back to the east coast, so we're going from the desert to the tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef now.

And while our stuff is going overland and will take at least 4 weeks to get there, we're going via Bali because it's cheaper and fuck, it's Bali innit?

But we don't have a house to move into over there in FNQ as yet. Real estate agents over here in Aus don't like people doing online applications for properties they haven't looked at...so we get back to FNQ in early Dec, and THEN we look for a house to rent.

So yeah, on one hand it's HOLIDAY TIME. On the other, it's WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE DOING??

But no worries, she'll be right, mate. :D

TruCelt 11-07-2019 02:06 AM

As an Army brat living near Washington, DC, my mother and I made many trips to various houses to "check them out" for old friends who were renting (or even buying!) them sight-unseen. We treated it like a sacred trust. I certainly understand the trepidation you must feel.

What is the market like in the new place? Are there a lot of turnkey houses on the market or will you be likely in transient housing for a while? Either way, good luck. Change is hard, even when it's good change and goes smoothly.

Bali though. Worth it.

Beckdawrek 11-07-2019 02:09 AM

Good luck finding an abode quickly.
Will she work for the same Company or will she be shopping for a job as well?

steatopygia 11-07-2019 02:13 AM

I've done it and it turned out well. AND I didn't get to go to Bali. Enjoy your homelessness!!!

kambuckta 11-07-2019 02:43 AM

It will seriously be fine (hopefully). The cats got sent off today to arrive in Queensland tomorrow by air, and fuck me that our apartment in Bali is cheaper than their bloody
RSPCA lodgings per night!! Damn, oh to be a cat! :D

We have an impeccable rental history, and with two kids I imagine that agents will be happy to find us a home. Otherwise, well, we might be screwed, but have enough $$ to hang out in temp accom until the situation changes.

Gonna be interesting times though. :)

chappachula 11-07-2019 02:47 AM

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chappachula 11-07-2019 02:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kambuckta (Post 21959571)
WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE DOING??

It looks like you're going to Bali.
Enjoy!
(It's on my bucket list.)

Quote:

4,500 km away
America is kinda big, too.
And sometimes people who switch their job to a new city make a short trip first, and fly there for a few days to arrange housing, before they actually pack up the house and move.
But then, we don't have Bali nearby. :)

Looks like you're doin' okay.

kambuckta 11-07-2019 02:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chappachula (Post 21959603)
It looks like you're going to Bali.
Enjoy!
(It's on my bucket list.)


Looks like you're doin' okay.

Yeah, doin' okay. Just a wee bit stressed. But in Bali there is VODKA.

:D

Isamu 11-07-2019 03:00 AM

Enjoy your holiday. I'm envious, you're going from one tropical location (Bali) to another one (FNQ). I've just got to bide my time. In 9 months I'll be free to do my work wherever I want, and part of that WILL be in Bali. :p
Good luck! - you will find a good place - there are more rental properties than you can throw a boomerang at, I hear.

kambuckta 11-07-2019 03:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isamu (Post 21959609)
Enjoy your holiday. I'm envious, you're going from one tropical location (Bali) to another one (FNQ). I've just got to bide my time. In 9 months I'll be free to do my work wherever I want, and part of that WILL be in Bali. :p
Good luck! - you will find a good place - there are more rental properties than you can throw a boomerang at, I hear.

Absolutely. No boomerangs up in FNQ though, they're likely to hit a hill or a croc or something. :D

Dag Otto 11-07-2019 08:23 AM

Sorry to hear about it, I enjoyed the thread about your move to WA. Termination during probation not for cause but simply eliminating the position is a dick move. Is your family paying for moving expenses, or does the company have the decency to cover that?

Gatopescado 11-07-2019 11:58 AM

The Removalists

Great band! Saw them open for Death Cab at the Wiltern Theater.

Isosleepy 11-07-2019 03:42 PM

Removalists sound like being from a Stephen King novel. When you upset the wrong powers that be, the Removalists un-exist you, and anyone and anything ever connected to you.

Dag Otto 11-07-2019 06:34 PM

Do they do side gigs? I may have some work for them.

Sunny Daze 11-07-2019 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kambuckta (Post 21959606)
Yeah, doin' okay. Just a wee bit stressed. But in Bali there is VODKA.

:D

I bet when you come back there shall be vodka in the new place too! :)

Best wishes, and enjoy your holidays.

silenus 11-07-2019 07:16 PM

FNQ? Fucking North Queensland?

kambuckta 11-07-2019 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dag Otto (Post 21959762)
Sorry to hear about it, I enjoyed the thread about your move to WA. Termination during probation not for cause but simply eliminating the position is a dick move. Is your family paying for moving expenses, or does the company have the decency to cover that?

Yeah, it was quite the adventure getting over here, and despite being desert, it's quite lovely in it's ugliness.

And yes, the company is paying, thank goodness.

kambuckta 11-07-2019 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silenus (Post 21961188)
FNQ? Fucking North Queensland?

It will be in a couple of months during the wet and cyclone season. :D

kambuckta 11-09-2019 11:26 AM

We survived the removalists, just. There will be severe emails sent to their head office on Monday. Took them 10hrs for what should have been a 4hr job MAX. And then they managed to leave heaps of stuff behind...so our fellow apartment folks got a shitload of freebies today. Grace Removals are DISgraceful.

But we're in Bali now, so I can't bitch too much.

And bum-guns are the best thing ever for getting the Pilbara red dirt off've your feet.

RTFirefly 11-09-2019 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gatopescado (Post 21960243)
The Removalists

Great band! Saw them open for Death Cab at the Wiltern Theater.

Loved their hit song, "Wish I Knew You Before I Had To Move You." ;)

Aspidistra 11-09-2019 03:02 PM

So, within the last - what - ten years? you've done Vic, NSW, WA and now Queensland.

Tassie next year? And then you can start filling in the gaps...

Musicat 11-09-2019 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kambuckta (Post 21963891)
And bum-guns are the best thing ever for getting the Pilbara red dirt off've your feet.

How well do they work for their intended purpose? Will you install one in your new abode?


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