Hello from Australia! Well...not quite. Is that not the second time I've used that line in a month now? My visa didn't come through last night before my flight so I had to change my plans at the last minute. I'm sad that Boyfriend and I won't get to share our 5 year anniversary (today, the 10th Aus time) together and I won't be there to spend Valentine's Day with him, but this way I can get some last minute things worked out here and I can also finish up work for my Mom.
I also have to apologize to the Runner because I will be missing out on her housewarming party now, but I can't wait to see the place when I get back.
Other news from around here: I've seen two different bobcats in a week now. Dad, Boyfriend and I saw one on our last day of "treasure hunting" down in the campground and then Mom and I saw one running in the road and then hiding in the bushes next to the road on our way out grocery shopping on Sunday. Both times were so neat. It always feels really special to see wild animals like that.
Also, yesterday we celebrated my birthday before I was supposed to leave. Nae, Mom, Dad, and I actually got to sit down and have lunch together (we hardly are all ever together for a meal, let alone one in the middle of the day!) and I got a birthday cake. Nae is getting me stuff in South Africa as her birthday gift to me and Mom and Dad got me a new laptop! It is so nice and shiny and the volume actually works on it without having to use headphones and I don't need to attach a wireless mouse to it, the built in mouse actually works! It also has a built in webcam so now we can have webcam chats over Google chat when I get back to Australia! It is so sweet and much needed as my other laptop was dying and has picked up some kind of major rogue virus that not even Boyfriend can figure out how to get rid of.
Anyway, I should probably get to work. Hope you're having a good Tuesday or Wednesday where ever you are!