Here’s where we’re at then:
Permanent accommodation is sorted. We secured an apartment in the middle of last week, and moved in on Saturday 10th April. The apartment - or “unit” as they are called here - is in a managed building, which has things like a lobby, security guard, and swimming pool. This is all reflected in the cost of renting the unit, naturally, but now we have somewhere to call home.
Our unit is in an area of Sydney called Ultimo, which is a 10 minute walk to Darling Harbour and then the glitz and bustle of George Street in the Central Business District, and a 15 minute walk from where I work on Ross Street.
Electricity and gas was sorted out with ease: both Energy Australia and AGL were delighted to receive my calls and set up an account with me. Phone and broadband however… You know what? I don’t want to talk about it anymore. It’s too painful. We think we had a little breakthrough last night, but I’ll believe it when I pick up my phone and there’s a dial-tone.
What I’m saying is don’t hold your breath waiting for more photos, videos, and Skype calls, that’s all.
Off to see the Blue Mountains this weekend.