Ahh it is Monday, and unlike the rest of the working population, I am still enjoying myself at home rather than dragging my sorry butt to work.
However, unlike most Mondays lately I have already ticked off many things off my list. So I am very happy with myself right now. There is really nothing I love more than being able to tick things off a list!
This morning, we finally got our ID documents signed by a JP. I couldn’t really understand anything he said. It wasn’t due to an accent or that he didn’t speak English. I understood the words separately, just not what he was really saying…
Sometimes you come across people who speak English and formulate sentences in ways your mind just can’t seem to comprehend. At the time I thought it was me. Maybe I was just hard of hearing today, or somehow my usual grasp of the English language escaped me. But now I just think it was how he worded everything. Instead of asking “Can you show me the original document for this?” he said… everything but that!
So anyway, the visit to the JP was to get our ID docs done for Vanguard, which I am still trying to open an account at. It has taken a ridiculously long time – which is completely my fault – but hopefully we can finally give all our hard earned savings away to them and then we can be on our way to financial independence one day.
One of the perks of having to go to the JP is we had to go to the library. I picked up the four books I had reserved online, then picked up a few more when I was there. This excited me greatly because of two things:
- I discovered the other day that I can reserve books from other libraries within the Cumberland area and just pick it up from Lidcombe. This is FANTASTIC.
- I just borrowed two books that I was interested in buying for $35 previously. But now they’re free. And strangely, I don’t feel bad that they won’t end up on my book shelf permanently, like I used to.
One of the books I borrowed was on creating an online business via eBay. This ties in well with what I have been trying to look into lately with my research with Alibaba and on a lesser note, just selling things around the house that I don’t use any more.
Which comes to my next tick on this list! I posted off a shirt that had been lying around unused. It sold it on eBay for $28, which is less than I bought it for, but that’s what I get for buying something randomly without even knowing if it fits Jared.
Anyway, at least it’s out of my hair and I get some money from it. There’s still a whole bunch of other things I would like to get rid of, so I will focus on doing just that this week.
So now I am drowning in books to read, heaps of items to sell on eBay and I get to make pizza from scratch later. Crossing my fingers this will go well, because it will mean we will eat pizza a whole lot more!