With just a few weeks to go until we finish our jobs, it’s starting to get real! Our furniture has been sold or given to charity. Our clothes and personal belongings have been boxed and shipped. We left our rental apartment and moved into the Comfort Inn Robert Towns. Townsville was named after Robert Towns, a politician from the UK. He must have been pretty important to have a city named after him! We used to walk 30 minutes each way to get to work in the heat. Now we’re just 5 minutes around the corner.
We’ve been using a ‘countdown ‘ app which started at nearly 300 days until retirement. It used to be agony looking at it. We would talk about significant dates coming up like Birthdays and Christmas. Dates we needed to ‘get through’ to get nearer. Things we would normally enjoy like Birthdays were marked as ‘another step nearer!’ We haven’t been happy in Australia for a while now but more about that later. The nerves were starting to kick in.