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Wednesday 17thOctober 2018:
Picked up my new MacBook Pro laptop yesterday. I have spent two days now copying across all the data and applications from the old machine.
Got it all backed up and all my main applications now licensed and working.
I now have all my data on the one laptop and no more external drives required apart from my Time Machine Backups.
Friday 19thOctober 2018:
Well our tickets to return to the Philippines have been booked. Leaving on Sunday 11thNovember. Spending a few days in Manila then back to our island paradise Marinduque and find a place to live while we build our house.
Got a few things to tidy up before we leave, but all good.
Starting to get a little excited now.
Tuesday 23rdOctober 2018:
Out of 18 major tasks we have to complete before moving back to the Philippines (leave 11th Nov), we only have 5 to go.
This includes such things as notifying agencies (Electoral Commission, banks, super providers, etc) of our non-residency in AUS.
It has been a very productive week with some long phone calls and very helpful customer service people (and a few not so helpful).
The best customer service award goes to the RMS office (car & driver’s license stuff) in Queanbeyan (Canberra). Awesome customer service whereby they were able to close off 4 of our tasks in one go.
Looking forward to some relaxing island life sooooon.
Wednesday 24thOctober 2019:
My first trial pack today for our Qantas Sydney to Manila flight. We are allowed 30kg each of checked in baggage. Currently have about 85kg in total. More culling required.
Friday 26thOctober 2018:
Today (Friday) we visited the National Museum displaying a collection showcasing the mighty Roman Empire on loan from England. Awesome exhibition with some extraordinary artefacts.
A monumental marble statue of a Roman magistrate, a frieze featuring a rare depiction of female gladiators, and a fragment of a gilded wall painting from Emperor Nero’s Golden House are among the treasures in the collection.
Sunday 28thOctober 2018:
Quick overnight trip to Sydney. Guy caught up with the girls and of course a game of mah-jong last night. She had a win, so all good.
I visited our storage locker (1.5m by 1.5m locker) to check on our last few worldly possessions. They will be spending the next 12 months in the locker. We will be back in AUS in October 2019 and will sort (throw the junk out) and pack up the remaining contents and send to our new home in Marinduque.
Life is good.
Trevor & Guy