I hope you all had a good holiday. Unfortunately I blinked and missed it.
Ok, so we all signed the acceptance forms for the new rates to begin in May and of course there was the added condition of signing to make sure we all continued our runs come the first day of the second term. Were we really going to not start back? After all, it was only a fair deal we wanted in the first place so why would we not return and take advantage of the extra bit of money that will “come what May”? Ok, so excuse my attempt at a joke.
Was anyone else as confused as I was today? What day was it? Off Monday, work Tuesday, off Wednesday, work Thursday and Friday. Trying to explain that to the little ones was hard. Coming back after more than two weeks away, all eagerly anticipating the daily ritual of school only to find out that I wasn’t going to be taking them the next day, then again after 2 days it was holiday time again. Poor kids. Perhaps though – poor parents.
Anyway, back into the swing now. New kids added (or removed), addresses to find, times to re schedule, calls and texts to the parents, negotiating the traffic conditions and oh goody my favorite, setting alarms. And come Monday, the pay claim forms to sign, writers cramp coming up.
There will be no special treats for me this month though with the big 8 day pay. Oh well, maybe in June I can take hubby for a nice meal somewhere to celebrate my small windfall. Or not.
I attended the association meeting today at Hornsby RSL club, who seemed to enjoy the arrival of unexpected Saturday afternoon business. Worth the long trip, except I rarely drive that far for my holiday. There were many there from the Central Coast and Newcastle areas who probably thought the same. Surprisingly, my trip along the M7 was great, driving at a hundred clicks all the way. But then there was the dreaded Pennant Hills Rd to battle, and true to form, it was a nightmare. No wonder I have always preferred the south coast beaches to visit. Not for the sand and surf so much as the ease of the trip to get there. Fortunately I had a talkative passenger with me who filled the time.
The meeting went well and it was nice to be in the same place as other contractors all discussing the same problems. It made me feel less alone I suppose, and knowing that many are working on finding solutions was comforting.
I noticed the Site Team have included a Fun Page, ah, just what I need. And site members are nearing 70. My bet is a 100 by 3rd Term. Off to socialize, bye for now.
“I have had a holiday, and I’d like to take it up professionally.” – Kylie Minogue