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29 March 2013 @ 01:15 am
Heading into the Easter break  
Will you look at that, it's Friday morning already... :-)

I found it sooo hard to settle down and actually do any work today yesterday. Managed to get a lot of little things out of the way but put off tackling the big things, they can all wait until after Easter.

Received an interesting email from a real estate agent this morning, in relation to a house she'd just listed for sale at $275000 with tenants in place paying $430 per week. That's a brilliant investment - but the rent seemed rather high for the house's location. My google-fu revealed that the house was advertised just last month for rent at $340pw, which is much more realistic for the area. I emailed the agent expressing my concern at the out-of-line rent, and asking if she has a copy of the tenancy agreement, but unsurprisingly didn't get a response.

Last business day of the quarter today. So on one hand we're breathing a sigh of relief; everything is done, targets achieved - but when we get back after the Easter break we start all over again.

Off camping tomorrow night - well that would be tonight, now! Only for the one night, to see if I enjoy it. Hopefully the rain will stay away. I'm really looking forward to it, though; I've been half-packed for a fortnight.
 
 
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on March 28th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC)

Oooh look at you and your Easter break. *g*

I, unfortunately, get no such thing because it's a "religious holiday" and we're a university which is pretty funny as they give us Christmas off. :D

I hope you have fun with your camping experiment.
miwahni: UK fish spankingmiwahni on March 30th, 2013 10:14 am (UTC)
Really - no Easter break?! Is it only your uni, or is it a USA-thing?

Camping was fun, thanks! :-)
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on March 30th, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)

Like everything else in America, it varies because while they officially separate church and state they're actually one of the most religiously conservative countries in the world.

For the most part, if you work for federal or state government (told you this separation business was fuzzy) or are a school kid you'll get Easter. Beyond that, it's a matter of whatever the company/institution your work for decides. My uni doesn't but the uni where I'm a grad student does... not that it makes much of a difference for grad students as we keep on working anyway.
sunray45: Palm Tree Sunsetsunray45 on March 29th, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
YAY for long weekends! Where are you gong camping?

My son, girlfriend and a few other couples have gone up to some lake inland from Sunshine Coast. Hope the weather is kind to you all.
miwahni: Random Darwin sunsetmiwahni on March 30th, 2013 10:15 am (UTC)
Went to Rathdowney, just for the night. Home again by 4.30 today. Was great fun! I'll be posting about it later tonight.
I hope your son has a great weekend, and travels safely. Four road deaths already :-(