There’s so much to be done when you move interstate. So much paperwork, so many phone calls, online forms… It’s all necessary but finding the motivation to get it done is not so easy. But finally, I’ve done the major things:
- Paid off my car loan – woo hoo!!
- made an appointment for getting my Victorian license
- made an appointment to register my car in Victoria
- registered Gidget as an official Victorian puppy
- changed my address with the Australian Electoral Enrolment so that I don’t get into trouble for not voting in the upcoming Qld vote
- found a hairdresser, actually it’s almost time for my next appointment – also found a nail place and a lovely eyebrow waxing girl
- had my first doctor’s visit
It’s this last one, the doctor’s visit, that I was least looking forward to. I don’t have any major problems, but there’s a lot of history and there’s so much that my last doctor just knew about me for the last 15 years. I put off finding a doctor for as long as possible (I need a new prescription tomorrow) but I finally bit the bullet and made the appointment.
It’s a cute little practice in a lovely street, actually they call it a village. It’s beautiful, tree-lined, plenty of coffee shops – no surprise there, we are in Melbourne! The visit was relatively painless, although she was not what I was expecting and didn’t mind talking about what procedures she would do next time at the top of her voice as we were walking the 4 steps back to the waiting room. It was a little “open” for my liking, I prefer my doctor’s visits to be quiet and private.
Anyway, she was nice and actually asked me how I was liking Melbourne and where I was living etc, having a conversation outside of the “when was your last pap smear” talk. Sheesh.
I had my camera in my bag (it’s been so long since I carried my camera with me) and as I left the pharmacy, I spotted this red bicycle outside and was struck by how bright the colour was on such an overcast day.
Hopefully, I don’t have too much left to cross off my list, but I’m sure that’s just wishful thinking! Can you think of anything else?