After the kids' sports this morning we drove straight to Sydney to view "the castle". The outside was very much like the pictures but unfortunately the inside was much older than we expected, not as nice as the photos seemed and most of the rooms very small. So that was that. The real estate agent offered to show us another one nearby so we looked at that but liked it even less - newer but basic and soulless. Both these homes were at the bottom of our price range so I think we're going to have to go higher.
For some reason we've decided to try to look at some more houses tomorrow while we're in the area, even though it would be more logical to wait a month or two. Oh well, Tim and I talked about it in the car and I'm sure we can make it work whenever. I think the fact that he is turning 40 next week is affecting Tim's sense of urgency! 15 years have slipped away while we've been living in Canberra.
Food has been terrible. We had McDonalds on the way here and I tried a new chicken burger. It was so bad I couldn't eat it. And Aiden had half my chips because he hated his burger too (usually we both get nuggets, I hate McD anyway but at least it is usually blandly edible). So later I was very hungry and had half a muffin from a petrol station. And dinner with my brother-in-law was frozen lasagne. Still kind of frozen actually (his wife was working late, I guess he hasn't learned to cook yet!). Actually I may not have had an excess of calories today, but every single calorie was from fat or salt! And I can feel it.
Sleep: Good last night.
Mental health: Good.
Well it's somewhat of an improvement on yesterday!