Anonymous asked:
why did you spell tire wrong? why did you say crap? love,maya

Haha that’s how they spell the shop name here!! And I’m sorry for swearing, I’ll watch my language next time <3

Hello everyone! Since I last updated, lots has happened! My days nannying for the Matthews family are over, and I miss the kids a lot. Fortunately, I’m in the same town as I was before! Population 300. I’m getting to know a lot of people, but I’m so anti-social sometimes. I just like to read books in my room. I moved into my new job on Saturday, May 12th. Talking to my parents, I realized that I haven’t shown you any pictures of Condamine! I started at one end of town and slowly moved to the end. It took about 10 minutes to walk from one end to the other, which seems really crazy. And after living here for 3 months, it’s crazy that I’m still here. But I like the serenity of it all, especially since I live in the city back home and there are people everywhere. 

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This is the bridge at one end of town. You have to cross it in order to get to the closest town, which is Miles, QLD. It’s about 25km away. When it floods here, the river goes all the way up to where I’m standing, which is crazy. The most insane part is that it floods if it rains for more than a few hours. Imagine if that happened every time it rained in Seattle! Anyway, here is another picture across the bridge:

 There are a lot of trees here, but as you can see, they all have leaves more towards the top. It was overcast today, and it’s getting colder. Time to layer up!

After I took the bridge pictures I turned around and took a picture at the start of the town. The red building to the left is the hotel/pub in town. It has a few rooms but it’s mostly the hangout spot for… everyone. It’s the only place in town that you can grab a drink and chill with your peeps hahaha

here is a picture after I walked up and across the street to the other side of the pub:

and here is a closer picture:

When I turned around in my spot you can see on the right is the caravan park (classy, I know) and to the left is the seeds and tyre shop.

Here is the CRT on the left with a massive tire out front:

When truck drivers/workers come from far away, they have to stay overnight. But because the hotel is pretty expensive, the company will rent rooms for them so they can stay in town for the duration of the job. I think there are 3 or 4 around town. Here’s one:

After you pass the CRT the primary school is on the left. It has 3 small soccer fields and only 35 kids attend.

This is T&W, which is the earthmoving company that most people in town work at. If you look on the very left there is a building with a green roof. That building is where I work now! 

The b.p. is the only shop in town that sells fuel/essentials/grocery type items. We also serve some food and espresso, but it’s mostly fried truck stop crap. It’s actually not a bad place to work, but there are 9 or 10 hour work days, sometimes more. And you get to know a good amount of people. Most of the T&W guys come in for breakfast, and every night we make a house meal that we sell about 10 of them. 

This is 1/2 of my backyard! The mini trailer in the back is where one of the T&W workers lived. My bosses rent out a few rooms that they own.

Here is the other half! It’s actually a massive yard but no one ever uses it. Well, maybe they do when it’s sunny.

Those are all the pictures for now, I have to work, but more pictures will come soon, once I get the house cleaned!

I miss you all!

These kittens were born today. In fact, I watched them be born. It was crazy. I was by myself in the house I nanny at, and all of a sudden there was a small kitten on the oldest girls bed! Needless to say, the sheets had to be thrown away. There are 6 kittens in total, and the family is keeping one!! It’s going to be a boy, and I’m hoping they name him Marley! I freaked out when I saw them being born, I called my dad frantically because I didn’t know what to do. But now that the family is home, it’s much better!

The little 3 year old is the best i just told him to take a nap and he passed out on the living room floor