Sunday, 17 July 2011

Driving on the wrong side

Well...good news!  I am have officially passed my driving test.  Last Wednesday 6th July at 9:37am I began my half hour driving exam.  My manoeuver was reverse around a corner.  In the English system you are allowed up to 15 minor faults before failing your test and I managed to get 8 minor faults.  It was a bit nerve racking as I was driving and I could see the examiner making ticks on his board.  But it was good news in the end as I can now officially drive on my own as I now have my own English driving license. 

 No longer a loser....I mean 'L'earner driving anymore!!
It's official....I passed!  :)  I have a certificate to prove it!!

My two months of super busyness is now over.  I should get my science test results back in August and then we will know if all the stress over the past two months was worth it all.  Now I  have one more week of school left and will continue to unpack and settle into our new house.  Then it is the summer holidays....which I will now be able to help with the driving especially when my parents are here visiting.  Matt is already thankful for me being able to drive to school instead of him having to take me!!  Until next out England....American woman on the roads!!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Oi! What a mess!

Well good news!  We are ALL moved in now!  :)  Everything went really well Thursday night with the move.  Matthew and I were very blessed with such a wonderful church family pitching in to help us with the move.  We had about 12 people from the church helping with the move including moving furniture, building some furniture (Thanks Luke and John Mark), and cleaning the old house from top to bottom.  Some of the ladies have even provided some meals for the next few days to help us out.  What a blessing the church can be to its people!!

Anyway now begins the BIG job of unpacking ALL the boxes and getting furniture moved to its right spot.  Here are some pictures of the job ahead when it comes to unpacking...
 Matt's office - probably the best looking room so far
but he has lots of books still needing a home!!
 Sitting/TV room...probably one of the easier rooms to sort out!
 What will be the dining room but not for awhile!!
The kitchen - the other side of the kitchen looks just the same!  Where to even start??

I hope to post againsoon with some more updated pictures of the new house!  :)  After next week things will start to slow down again.  It has been one of the busiest months ever!  With work, science exam, unexpected school inspection, writing end of year reports, moving house and my upcoming driving test next week.....I'm tired!  Only three more weeks of school and then six weeks will be a good six weeks and very busy but hopefully a good rest and getting the house pretty much perfect.  Thanks again to all you continue to remember us in prayer and all those that helped us with the moving!!  Reporting from our new home on Woodside Close....over and out!