steffij

1 week update!

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    We have finally arrived!! Got here last Wednesday morning, flew with Singapore Airlines who I thought were very good. We are now staying in Port Noarlunga in Tamara's house on Irvine Street, and it is lovely. We had a manic day on Thursday getting bank account activated, tfn number medicare etc etc., then went looking for a car on Friday.

    We knew the second hand cars were expensive before we got here, but it is a bit of a shocker when you see what you can get for your $$$ !!! We went with the intention of spending approx $3500-$4000 on a small run around....... came back with a Holden Commodore 3.8ltr V6 beast that cost nearer $6000!!! What can I say....the boys all ganged up on me! But it does sound nice!!

    Saturday and Sunday we just chilled out and let the boys decide what to do as they had been so good while we were sorting all the boring stuff out, so we spent alot of the time by the jetty in Noarlunga which is just gorgeous. Also have driven around alot of the suburbs that we have been considering to live permanently ( well for the next couple of years at least ) and have to say we are now just looking at Port Noarlunga and Seaford areas, although Noarlunga is probably our favourite.

    Monday morning Steve started looking for a job, he is a Truck Mechanic and there seems alot of jobs available but mainly in the Northern suburbs so we won't rush anything as he would prefer to work closer to here. He signed on with an agency after doing a couple of drive arounds and speaking to a few people and we are keeping fingers crossed to hear something in the next day or two.

    Yesterday we took the hire car back and called back in Glenelg for a look around, beautiful beach etc and a nice place to go for a day out with the family. Then went for our first house viewing... lovely house, nice area but way too small for us, the second one this afternoon was perfect but perhaps not the perfect location..... this could take longer than I thought!!!!

    Off to see Seaford school with the boys today whiel Steve is up North doing his HC course!

    All in all so far so good!!!! Just need to get the boys sorted and making friends now and life will be cushty!:cute:

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    Guest Mrs Bon Jovi

    You've had a busy week! Glad to hear things are going well for you all. Good luck with house and job hunting, hope you get sorted soon then you can settle down and start enjoying your new life properly! :smile:

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    Great Thread hope you all get settled in ,I'm a truck mechanic myself so very interrested on how you get on ,we have found looking for jobs that most seem to be in and around wingfield,it must be hard working out were to live until you have a job ,I hate a long drive to work,love big cars though.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Kev

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    Wow busy first week! We also stayed in Tamaras' Irvine Street house, then decided we couldn't bear to leave area either! Good luck with house hunting, it's an eyeopener!

    Gill x

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    Great Thread hope you all get settled in ,I'm a truck mechanic myself so very interrested on how you get on ,we have found looking for jobs that most seem to be in and around wingfield,it must be hard working out were to live until you have a job ,I hate a long drive to work,love big cars though.Kev

     

    I'm still not sure why people set their hearts on living somewhere before they have found a job - as you and the OP have found, most of the work for mechanics, particularly truck mechanics is around Wingfield, which is in the north. Yes, the south is nice, but there are also plenty of fantastic areas in the north, the north east, the north west... even the west wouldn't be too bad a commute. If you really want to be beachside, have a look around Semaphore, or West Beach, and all points in between. I drive about 30 minutes to work - when I go (I'm only part time) - but no way would I inflict anything longer on myself in terms of a commute, especially on days like today when it's over 30 degrees and the first thing on my mind is to get home, have a cool shower, and pour myself a glass of something cold! I don't think people realise how awful driving any distance is in Adelaide - what with traffic lights at every junction, changing speed limits and speed/red light cameras just waiting to get you, and the peculiarities of the species known as "Adelaide driver" to deal with! Do yourself a favour and keep your options open as far as accommodation/schools are concerned until you have found a decent job, then use that as the guide on where to look for houses and schools. Not the other way round.

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    I've been watching this site for Cat Diesel for a while and the jobs never seem to get filled and just get readvertised, so could be worth a look,

    Do you have your tools already or are waiting for them to arrive.

     

    http://cavpower.bigredsky.com/

     

     

    And here's a few other company web sites,

     

    http://www.transitsystems.com.au/torrens

     

    http://www.daimlertrucksadelaide.com.au/

     

    http://www.southcentraltrucks.com.au/

     

    Sorry but there all fairly north

     

     

    Kev.

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    Hi we came 9 weeks ago and are now living at port noarlunga south.

    We are all loving it hitting the beach most nights, you soon forget about work and back in the holiday mode when you have nights like tonight down at Moana.

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    I've been watching this site for Cat Diesel for a while and the jobs never seem to get filled and just get readvertised, so could be worth a look,

    Do you have your tools already or are waiting for them to arrive.

     

    http://cavpower.bigredsky.com/

     

     

    And here's a few other company web sites,

     

    http://www.transitsystems.com.au/torrens

     

    http://www.daimlertrucksadelaide.com.au/

     

    http://www.southcentraltrucks.com.au/

     

    Sorry but there all fairly north

     

     

    Kev.

     

    Thank you for that, I will get Steve to have a look later, he is just dropping his resume into a few places at Lonsdale at the mo, fingers crossed something comes out of it!!

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    Hi we came 9 weeks ago and are now living at port noarlunga south.

    We are all loving it hitting the beach most nights, you soon forget about work and back in the holiday mode when you have nights like tonight down at Moana.

     

    It's fab isn't it?! We have just put an application in for a house down your way so keeping fingers crossed we have good news, but we are playing it safe and going to look at loads more just in case! We are hoping to get the boys to Moana surf club this weekend so that they can start meeting some other kids.

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