Published at 3pm
A couple of weekends ago, I was up in Auckland visiting
'the one who's presence makes my life brighter...' ;-)
I had a great time! It was mainly about meeting the family and friends,
and I think they all liked me well enough to approve. Hehehe. I
really enjoyed myself, and it was great that her friends and family were fun
to get along with as well.
Since then, we're still getting closer and closer through our phone calls and the odd email every now and again. We speak on the phone for an hour or more every night, which helps keep us together regardless of the distance.
I'm pretty excited about what's going on. We both want me to move up there sooner than January... we can't wait to start the rest of our lives together, and that's pretty much what it's all about. There's a commitment and a belief in both of us that this is going to be forever. What's not to get excited about?
Yesterday I mentioned to my manager that if they can find a way to send me to work in Auckland sooner than January, I'd be interested. I'll leave it at that, and see what happens. I don't want to ride them too much, otherwise they'll just get annoyed. They know what I want, and so we'll see if anything turns up. As it stands right now, I'm certainly moving up in January.
Nic is coming down again on the 26th, Thursday next week. We'll have 3 nights together, which should be real nice. I'm going up again on the 24th October, 5 weeks later. That's going to be scary. But I'll be there for 4 nights, as it's a long weekend.
I'm going to try and return to a more frequent style of writing in this. "Yeh, right..." I hear you all saying. Hehehe. I keep on saying it, but it keeps on being infrequent! I know, I know! But I'll try to do my best.
Today I had a funny helpdesk call:
|Good morning, blah blah
Hi, my computer has frozen.
Have you tried CTRL+ALT+DEL?
Yes, a million times. It doesn't work.
Ok, we'll have to turn it off then to fix it.
I've tried that too. Every time I turn it off and back on, it just shows the same screen.
Can I get you to turn off the box, instead of the monitor?
I have been.
(Uh huh.) Ok, can I get you to turn it off at the wall?
Oh look, this is just too difficult. Can you get a technician to come and fix it?
No, because we can fix it right now if you just turn it off at the wall.
I'm new here, I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing.
That's why I'm telling you to turn it off at the wall.
Ok. <pause> It's off now.
Has the power light on the box at your feet gone off?
Ok, you can turn it back on now.
Ok. <pause> Oh, it's working now! You're a marvel.
(Uh huh.) Have a good day. Bye.
Published at 5:30pm
I'm still learning about property investment. I'm
discovering that a couple of my friends from Australia are beginning to do
well in property investment as well, with both of them onto their 3rd or 4th
property. Apparently after the first one it gets easier...
I feel like events in my life are happening around me in such a fashion that they are leading me in a particular direction - to become a property investor myself. It's really quite interesting to observe.
My friend Peter, from Sydney, sent me the following list yesterday when he found out it was something I was interested in. I thought I'd put it in here because it's good advice for anyone who might want to learn more about it themselves.
© 2002 Alan Howard