A lot has happened since my last blog update, and life has been stupidly busy. But a little bit of breathing space has finally opened up again, and I'm finding my way back towards a (hopefully) manageable routine.

My sisters and I have been working really hard to prepare the family home for sale. It's sad for all of us to part with this house that has been in the family for nearly 80 years and is full of memories. We also haven't had much time to work with, as we need to raise the bond for the aged care facility that my Mum moved into at the beginning of the year. It's been stressful and exhausting - sorting, packing, disposing, cleaning, painting and now finally selling. The auction is this weekend ...

Saying goodbye to the family home

In the middle of all of that I applied for, won and started a new job! I'm now working in the Melbourne office of an international library organisation, and I'm excited to be extending my experience in a different part of the library and information sector. There's so much to learn, but the people are great and the work is interesting and challenging. I'm working across a range of library products, mostly library management systems and interlibrary loan services. My clients are now libraries rather than end users, and I'm learning to deal with all the behind-the-scenes issues that I would normally gratefully hand over to the systems librarian or vendor :)

Oh yes, and my computer broke down again and I fixed it again. The story of my adult life. *lol*