Im writing this 'tomorrow' so I'll probably miss something important.
As standard I got up about 7am, had breakfast and got on with sorting yet more stuff out. I said to Fenella it's the first time in I can't remember how long that I have actually been 'busy' and needing to do stuff, rather than cruising around doing nothing imparticular! Still i'll glad when it's all done and dusted.
I looked a little more into the Bali VISA situation, and decided it just wasn't worth the risks to stay an extra week after the VISA expires, and as a result would have to change my return flight to Singapore. It's a bit gutting as I won't be able to stay with the guys as long as I hoped now, but what can I do?
I then got a call from someone who sounds like a German Backpacker, enquiring about the car. He sounds really interested, but doesn't have an Aussie license so im not sure it he has all the details he needs to put a car under his ownership.. Anyway he said he will look into that issue, and into transport up here, and give me a ring to let me know the result.
Just as I got off the phone to him, the garage rang and said they had done the final check of the work which was done, and the car has passed its road worthy. I must admit I was relived as I didn't want the hassle or expense of sorting out anything else with it. Just an insight into used car problems I guess!
Fenella was going out, so she dropped me up at the garage and I brought it home again. Then I rang AirAsia to try and change my flight date. I had to spend about 5 minutes verifying who I was before I was even able to discuss the date change, but eventually I was able to change it successfully to 7 days earlier, so I leave early in the morning on the day my VISA will expire.
Although the guy on the phone was sometimes difficult to understand, I must admit I was really impressed with the service they provide. Plus it 'only' cost me the equivalent of 25 quid to change the day, which I thought would be much worse.
Having done this I had some lunch, then printed off a batch of 'For Sale' signs etc, and drove the car to the top of the road. According to Fenella a lot of people sell their car that way, so I thought why not, it's more exposure than leaving it on the driveway! Having cycled back I was roasting, although it was much cooler at 'only' about 39 degrees. I jumped in the pool to cool off, then came back in the house to look into changing my international flight home.
The German guy then rang back, and said he had worked out what he had to do about transferring the name of the car into his. I couldn't really understand what he was saying on the phone, but it's on his back not mine so I'm happy enough. He said he would ring me in the morning about coming up to see the car, which is great!
I then tried to change my other flights, but because of the time difference England was asleep, so I couldn't get hold of the office. I will have to have another go tomorrow and see if I can get hold of them late arvo, as I just couldn't be bothered with more time on the phone today.
Everyone was home from school etc, so we had a dip in the pool, then just slummed on the sofa and watched TV for a bit.
Mark had a meeting thing in Caloundra, so it was decided we would all go down there, and go for dinner for Marks and my birthday (8th and 9th respectively). We dropped Mark at his meeting, then the rest of us went and parked down at the end of Bulcock street. We walked along the beach and messed about in the kids play park to kill the time, then went to pick him up. From there we went up to a Thai Restaurant up Golden Beach.
The food was absolutely brilliant, and it was a really nice evening. I ordered a Thai Green Curry which was fantastic, and we all tried a bit of one another's food which was really good too.
We got home about 9:30pm, and as usual for some reason we were all super tired, and it wasn't long before we crashed and went to bed.
(Photo - Caloundra this evening).