We have a calendar to help us remember our bills. There are only three at the moment but with rent weekly, electric quarterly, and internet monthly it can get a bit confusing. Internet is not unlimited; rather you must choose how much data you will use in MB. We were oblivious as to how much we would require and the guidance, “I have 10MB at home and its heaps,” from the sales rep was less than valuable. Great we thought as we were setting it up. Either way we were happy to have the last of the move in goals accomplished.
After three weeks in our Kirra apartment we have started to get comfortable. The task of looking for work has arrived. With a 12-pack of beer going for $30 and gas between $5 and $6 per gallon it would be beneficial to supplement our funds. We applied online at numerous businesses and printed out resumes (or CVs as we were informed they are called) which we took throughout Coolangatta. We can walk almost everywhere and we each tried 10-15 storefronts to no avail. Finally, I walked into a surf shop (the 6th or 7th I had tried) and asked, “Are you hiring?” The cheerful girl bubbled, “Yes we are!” I was ecstatic until she added, “What kind of board would you like to hire?” I forgot that hire in Australia means “rent”. Dejected, we walked home. At home, Nug asked, “So you want to go try some more spots tomorrow?” I was online checking the surf forecast as Nug asked this and saw that the outlook was good for the next several days. “Nah, let’s let our resumes marinate until next week and see if we get any nibbles,” I returned.