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Hi welcome back,
wondered how you were getting on and if you had settled. Great you both got jobs seems like everything going well excellent!!
Jo and Tom x
Yep we would recommend the OAA, ours is good, in a great area. No probs with the neighbours and it saves a lot of money moving straight into somewhere with everything already there. The washing machine is nearly new, there is an iron, gas cooker, electric fryer, kettle, spare light bulbs ... everything you could want.
I vacuum packed a duvet cover, pillow cases and two towels, I am really glad I did as that kind of thing is very expensive. We saw some duvet sets on sale yesterday for $150 and they were the kind you could pick in Argos for a third of the price. We didn't ship anything but I would say if you are going to, put everything in.
We have bought a Holden Commodore and are loving the fact that she is dual fuel and it is 48c a litre for gas!! We were not accepted for finance on a car as we had not been here long enough even though I brought copies of my work contract and we were willing to put down $3000 deposit and only needed to finance $7000 so just be aware you may have to pay cash for a car. We were told when we 1st looked at it that we would have no probs with finance, in fact when we were 'car shopping' several dealers told us no probs.
Another invaluable investment was a Tom Tom for $170 from the Good Guys, we got lost quite badly a couple of times when we first arrived and for the stress this has saved us, it is worth it's weight in gold!!
Eating out is way cheaper, we had a meal yesterday and it was $22 for the two of us. Drink is more expensive so i think we are going to have to convert to wine as we have been advised its the cheapest way to get intoxicated!!
All in all we are really enjoying it so far, it has been worth all the hassle and costs.
Great post, great positive attitude, and congrats on the jobs!!! Keep up the positive attitude and i'm sure you'll continue to love it here.
Some good advice there! Thanks very much. Glad you are gettin on so well! Yvonne x