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Breaking silences

Stuff. Whole bunches of it, actually, but none of it very exciting. I was sick, but got better. I may be getting sick again, but I am trying to convince myself that isn't the case. House hunting is continuing. Most of my holiday was spent working. I've found that I seem to highly strung at the moment that when I eventually get time off I am too edgy to do anything - I feel like I should be doing things, but things just don't hold my attention. Nothing is interesting, vibrant, exciting, or worth my while doing.

I want to be happy, I really do, but it just seems to be so much effort.

I was surpised today by the real estate agents, owner, and various other evaluators/painters this morning who had apparently arranged to come view the house today. bishi_wannabe had been told, but he hadn't passed the mesage on because he thought it was for *next* week. Needless to say, the house was a complete state and I was thoroughly embarassed. It worked out okay, though, in the end.

The owner thanked me/us for looking after the house for her for the passed three years, and appologised that she had to move us out. It turns out that she needs the mother because she has just had a baby and her partner has been very unwell and unable to work. She wants to help us out as much as she can, which is something I really appreciate. Good thing I'm over being annoyed now, eh?

The real estate agent also just happened to have the keys to the old place on Melrose st which we were thinking of having a look at, so she drove me down for a quick look. It hasn't really changed much, which is a shame because it could have used some work, and she told me some horror stories about what had gone on with the previous tennant. Heh.

At least two house inspections tomorrow, including one which is on the same block as morsla, which would be kinda cool. Wish me house-hunt luck.

Also a naginata demo at the kenshikan, and D&D. Not that I've double-booked or anything. Eeep.


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Mar. 29th, 2005 07:07 am (UTC)
Hooray for stuff!

/me wishes house-hunt luck.
Mar. 29th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
This sort of nervous, listless-energy point of the PhD. is where I really picked up knitting properly, thanks to a gift of a fabulous book by my officemate. It (or perhaps another handicraft of some kind?) was an excellent relaxing activity - I could do it when I didn't feel like working, be productive whilst watching TV (when I invariably felt nervous about 'wasting' PhD time - the fact that I had somethign to show at the end of it for the time spent watching teev made me feel heaps better about it) and that brain-running-overtime-in-high-gear-and-unable-to-stop feeling was assuaged by having something intricate to get my head around at the same time. Try something like it, I highly recommend..
Mar. 29th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I hope you get the house near us :)
Mar. 30th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
We're not seriously looking at any houses meaningfully distant from you guys :)

At this point Becka will accuse me of not meaningfully looking for houses at all ;)
Mar. 30th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
You have not been meaningfully looking for houses at all.

Was that to your tastes? :P
Mar. 30th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
Good hunting! The Melrose St wouldn't be the one in Nth Melbourne about 2 blocks from morsla's would it?
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