Yeh yeh, I know… it's been over 2 weeks since my last entry. But I've still been active on here, so hopefully you'll enjoy the total experience of my activity.
Today is my last day at work. Tomorrow I have a day off because of this: a week of graveyard finishes at 8am Saturday. If you go back to a normal shift, you start as normal on the Monday, therefore you effectively have only a one-day weekend. To compensate, they give you the first Friday off, so that you have a 3-day weekend following the completion of the graveyard shift. However, because I've applied for leave from Friday, I've therefore got Thursday off because of the graveyard rules. So today is my last day of work.
On Friday night, Mel is arriving from Australia. I think she's getting here around midnight or so. I suspect we won't be getting to sleep for a few hours, as we catch up and talk. Then I'm planning Saturday to be really relaxing and I'll show her around Wellington, and then we're heading off on Sunday morning for the 11-day roadtrip.
It's been 2 years since my last long holiday, so as the date has been approaching, there's been a gradual rise in the level of excitement I'm feeling. I suspect on Friday I'll be jumping up and down!
I'm supposed to be catching up with various friends tomorrow and Friday for lunch, coffee, dinner, whatever… Damn, I don't know if I'll have time! Hehehe. And I've got to clean the house out, which I was going to do this week when I had the chance (thinking I would be on graveyard and have the days free), but I'm yet to do that.
So much to do, so little time…
I'm going to try and update this journal every day (or thereabouts) while I'm on the trip, and post the best photo from the day. I'll put up all the best photos from the trip once I come back.
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