With the in the house set to a thermostat and a timer, I was able to pre-program it, setting it up to run at specific times. I’d never had a heater that allowed you to do that before, and I loved it. It was programmed to turn on about forty minutes before I came home from work, so the house was at a nice temperature for my arrival. Today, it was clear that something had gone wrong. I wondered what to do. I turned on all the elements on the stove, as well as the oven – leaving the door wide open. It was my attempt to warm the house for the night. If the morning came around and I was still no closer to a warm house, I’d call in a professional. I walked away from the heating controls, annoyed that I didn’t understand the inner workings of the heating system. I’d left a few dints in the heater’s casing, attempting to bash it back to life.
I switched on the computer as I walked back into the lounge room. I made myself a cup of tea, grabbed a notepad and a pen, and sat in front of the glowing screen. I’d had to have a few repairs done to air conditioners and heaters in the past, so I knew that Forced Air Heating Kobble Creek was a reliable company. I looked up the phone number for the team at Heating Services Melbourne, just in case the heater didn’t magically decide to work tomorrow morning. I wanted to be ready, so I had the ability to pick up the phone and book an appointment first thing in the morning. I didn’t cope well in cold weather, so it was best for everyone if my was repaired as soon as possible. I just hoped the team from Ducted Heating Repairs Canberra would have room to fit me in.
I need someone to go and get all of the portable flat battery pack kits that we can get. I want you all to go out and get them. In fact, James, go to town and get one for everyone here in class. That’s 24 of the Jump Starter kits in total. I don’t think that it will be that hard to hold and to carry them all since you are a big guy and they are not that big. Take Jamie with you if you do not think that you are capable of doing it on your own. Take her with you anyway I want more people to see what it is like to buy them. I am a big fan of hands on experience but we do not have time for you all to go there to buy your own individual one. That comes later, as I’m sure you are well aware. Some of you might even be aware of this drill that I ran a few years ago with some of your older classmates. You are not technically classmates with them because they graduated before you got here, but nonetheless, you keep some sort of informal relationships with people, don’t you? I think that is what they call it. I am not too familiar with the nuances of human romantic and casual relationships, since I don’t really partake in that sort of thing. It’s not for me to judge, but while you are on my drill site, you will try to keep it to a minimum. I will tell you more about the Battery Booster when you awake in the morning at about 5 am. Good luck with that. I will try to keep it down the night before so that you get enough sleep. I want you all recharged, like the battery will be soon enough.
The morning of the party had arrived. My son was running around in the yard already. He was very excited about his party and expected to wake up to his party. He thought that when he woke up this morning, he would be surrounded by school friends, lollies. soft drinks and of course – presents. Unfortunately for him, it was just Mum and Dad at home today, but we did have presents for him, so that was alright. Sam had been playing outside all morning. We had got him a new bike, so he was wearing that in well. My husband and I were inside, decorating the inside of the house. We were putting up balloons, streamers and posters. Party hats, crackers, party horns and all sorts of small toys were being scattered all over the house. We had hidden chocolates and lollies around the house for the treasure hunt we had planned for later in the day. Just quietly, my husband were having a lot of fun setting up the house for Sam’s birthday party. Sam must of heard the van pull into the driveway because he sprinted out the front.
The wedding catering Dandenong van had just arrived and the catering team was starting to unload everything. Sam was leading a woman into the house, holding her hand and talking to her all the way. He introduced the woman from event catering Hallam to me, and told me that she’d brought the food for the party. The team from Fingerfood Caterer Officer unloaded the food and left it with us. Sam hovered around the kitchen, waiting for a turned back, or a forgotten treat. I gave him an early cupcake, it was his birthday – he was allowed to have a cupcake before lunch.
I had been a little bit worried about telling my husband about my bosses offer. I had been called in for a meeting with my boss, which was a little unusual. Normally, the only people that got called into that office, left with their office contents stuffed in a box and a few tears of worry, running down their faces. I had become very nervous when I sat down opposite my boss. My worried vanished soon after the boss started talking. I realised that he wasn’t annoyed with me, or calling me in for any type of discipline. Had I really been called into the office to hear words of praise? Had the boss actually started acknowledging my great work? I had sat in the bosses office in shock, listening to him tell me about the performance review I had just scored. I couldn’t believe it. I hadn’t of even known I was being tested, which made me even more proud. This was the first time anyone was complimenting me on my work, and I was getting a little freaked out. Suddenly, my boss had stated that the reason I’d been called into his office was to talk about car finance Canberra. The boss must have read the confusion on my face, because he started to explain absolutely everything to me.
Sitting in the bosses office, listening to him talk about car leasing Brisbane, I couldn’t help become excited. I had wanted a new car for a very long time. Now, my boss was sitting here offering me a great deal. He pulled out his novated vehicle leasing calculator and did a few quick sums. He then showed me the number on the calculator and told me that was what I’d expect to be paying at a certain rate, for a certain amount. The numbers were good.
When I walked inside my unit, the first thing I did was write down the details of my appointment with Clear Drains Adelaide. I was horrible at remembering appointments, or dates, or schedules, or anything really. My life was unorganised and I was very relaxed. I provided my own income, which meant I had no need to become a slave to time. I had just spoken to my landlord, Bob, about the plumbing in my unit. I didn’t know exactly what was wrong with it, but I knew something wasn’t right. Bob agreed with me that it was better to get these things fixed when they’re small, rather than when you need to replace an entire wall. He had booked an appointment for me, with the team from Drainage Adelaide for a few days time. I wrote the details on the whiteboard I had stuck to the front of my refrigerator in bold, capital letters so that I wouldn’t forget.
The day went by and I noticed the water flowing through the taps became weak. The sinks were filling up and there was a slight smell in the kitchen. I decided to order takeaway until the man from Boundary Traps Adelaide had been to fix the pipes. I didn’t want to get some funky disease from cooking with bad water. I walked up to the local Chinese shop and ordered some food. I grabbed a meal for Bob too. I often unexpectedly found myself keeping Bob company. We were the two loneliest people in the unit block, and despite the age difference we got along tremendously. We ate Chinese while brainstorming reasons why my plumbing could be playing up. We will get the answer soon enough.
I wanted to look like I was a million dollars and I did look like that in the end. I didn’t think that it cost that much to do it, but I am glad that I was able to get the best out of the life that I was living and the life that I was able to live with my son. I love him so much and since I did look like a million bucks on the day of my wedding to him, it falls to me to thank the people that are responsible for that. I will thank the Wedding Dress Shops Melbourne crew and company for all of the great dress work that they do for me and to a lesser extent, Dan. I and he will always love you guys and girls and we will turn to you when we have our own daughter, and she is old enough to get a great evening dress from you. I want her to have the very finest Evening Dresses Melbourne has ever seen, and I can only think of one name when I think about that. You people are the leaders in the industry and I’m pretty sure that you will stay that way for a long time. I don’t really know where I will go from here because there is nothing left in my life to look forward to after this. I know that there are lots of great times coming up in my life, and that includes having to take our future daughter to the Debutante Dresses Melbourne store for a dress of her own, but a wedding is meant to be the best day of your life. When the day changes from a wedding day to the day afterwards, then there is nothing to stop it from being one of the biggest downward falls of any day satisfaction.
Without anyone standing behind me, I would have fallen backwards. It was lucky for me that there was a very friendly and strong young man standing by his postbox. I had gone down to my mailbox to see if I had any mail. I’d seen this guy around before, but never gotten a chance to talk to him. Once I’d grabbed out my mail, I saw an envelope with the DIY custom designer invitations logo on the bottom. My heart sank. I knew who’s Wedding Invitations this was going to be, I just didn’t want to believe it. Surely he hadn’t sent me an invitation to his wedding. Wait, let me correct myself, our wedding – only with a different girl. Slowly I felt myself falling backwards but was paralysed. I couldn’t do anything to stop myself, which was when the kind, strong man came to my rescue. I fell into him by accident and he stopped me from hitting the ground.
The man introduced himself as I tried to get myself together. I was standing in front of one of the most attractive men I’d met in a long time, but all I could think about was my ex fiance’s black and white style wedding invites. I snapped out of it, thanking the man for saving me and apologising to him. He was a very nice man and seemed genuinely concerned about me. The man walked me back up to my apartment, telling me he didn’t want me to fall down the stairs. I thought he was sweet, so I invited the man up for coffee. As he walked through my doorway, I laughed to myself wondering if my ex was going to be the reason I’d met my new partner. If I didn’t get that invitation, I never would have fell into the poor, innocent bystander. Then I wondered if there was any possibility this man was interested in me.
I will try to make the most of the little time that I have on here, so that I can get the word out about my life and about the things that I have to go through on a day to day basis. It is not as bad as a lot of people, but it is pretty bad, so the next time that I see the aluminium window Glenroy has to offer somewhere, I will stop and think that I helped to make that happen, because I helped to spread the world about this wonderful company and all the great things that they do will be because of me, at least in some small part. I want to thank myself for all of the great work that I do most if not all of the time, and the other person that I really want to thank is Linda. She is the only one who is there for me and I don’t think that I would be able to do anything that I do, or be able to do all of the great things for the Timber Replacement Windows Lethbridge company if it wasn’t for her. She is my rock and she is the only family that I really care about. Our father left us when we were 10 years old and I haven’t seen him in 20 years. I love Linda’s kids, but they don’t really have that much in common with me, except for our great love of windows. I didn’t know that kids these days liked windows, but I guess some of them do. I think that if I talk to them some more, I might find out that we have more in common than I think, but I don’t want to get too attached. It’s too late for that, since I’ll be gone soon. I just want them to appreciate the sash windows Seabrook team and crew as much as I do, and always will.
Speaking to the caterer on the phone from Catering Melbourne, my worries washed away. I was so nervous about finding a catering company that actually cared about their food. I had been to a large number of parties lately and the majority of them had horrible food. I didn’t want to be remembered as one of those parties. To me, the food was everything. I’m obsessed with food. When I picked up the phone to dial the number earlier, my hands were shaking – I was that nervous. When I heard the friendly voice of the woman at Corporate Caterer Beaconsfield Upper and how confident she was offering menu suggestions, I knew I’d found a good company. I ended up getting everything I wanted at a fantastic price and they were able to have it all done in time for the weekend. Event Catering Cranbourne South had just gone straight to the top of my ‘Best Catering Companies’ list.
I was so happy with the catering order that I spent the rest of the day focusing on party decorations, skipping and hanging, singing and pinning. This weekend’s party was set to a Mexican theme. I had planned to go completely overboard and everything seemed to be going well. Tomorrow would be filled with games and entertainment shopping. I had to find something fun, and Mexican, for us all to do. Adults didn’t always volunteer for party games so this part was always tricky. At least I would be able to see everyone again. I hadn’t realised how much I’d missed seeing all my friends, altogether in the one place. I wanted this party to be bigger than any I’d thrown before. This will be a party to remember.
With a blindfold wrapped around her face, my daughter was being led down to the rear of our property to see for the first time, her new horse. She didn’t know it yet, and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the morning of her sixteenth birthday. I couldn’t wait to see the look on Nicole’s face when she realises that she now has her own horse. To ride, to train, to love and to care for. It was going to be a lot of responsibility for her, and I would have to make sure she knew that, but I knew she would be able to handle it with ease. Her mother, with her hands on Nicole’s shoulders, led the way, eagerly looking ahead to see what the team from horse stall Tamworth had done. When we reached the stables, I was shocked. They looked incredible. There was the horse, standing in one of the greatest stables I’d ever seen. There was no way anything was going to be able to ruin this day for Nicole. My wife turned to me, smiling and nodded. I lifted Nicole’s blindfold and at the exact same time her mother and I shouted happy birthday and started jumping around. Nicole’s face was blank until the information sunk in and she saw the horse pop it’s head out. Instantly she started screaming. Veins I’d never seen before were popping out of her head and her mother broke into tears. Everyone started crying tears of joy, laughing and singing as we took a closer look at the new custom farm shed Tamworth stable.
We barely saw Nicole for the rest of the month. She spent every second she could spare with the horse, we she had decided to call Frank. She thanked my wife and I every morning for the best birthday present she’s ever gotten. I was so proud to see her take hold of her new responsibility and she was doing a great job. I was just thrilled that the guys at Awnings Tamworth did such a great job.