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Pertama [first]:Wow, it’s all moving along. Good news about Minnie. I’d been really worried about leaving her behind, or putting her through quarantine and all those unknowns.
|Could you leave her behind? Dear deceased Boopsie at rear.|
It looks like I needn’t have worried. The Indonesian Consulate web site tells me that as long as she comes from a rabies free country (of course), and provided she’s been vaccinated against rabies and is in generally good health, with a vet’s certificate, she won’t have to go through quarantine at all.
All I have to do is fill out a form, (giving her name – yes, Minnie Croft …) and address (Villa 3, Jalan Blanjong, Sanur) she just arrives from her flight and I collect her, in the presence of a vet in Bali. She won’t even need to collect her baggage ;-))
What a relief! I reckon she’ll love it up there. As long as she’s with me, she’ll be happy. Without me, she won’t. And neither will I. Simple as that.
|Minnie with friends, 2001|
However, I’ve just realised that her collar is missing, with her council licence tag. Oh dear. I have no idea when it went missing or where to look. The only problem is that I shouldn’t walk her in public without the licence tag, so a ranger could, in theory, take her away. I’ll just have to ask at the council offices for a new tag.
Kedua: [second] I had the real estate agents here today and the valuation of my house is lower than I had hoped. Not by much, I suppose, but a significant amount. I can’t argue – it’s just the value in the street, and the fact that the market is a bit down.
They wanted me to list this weekend! Oooh, that’s a bit scary. I said, just let me clear more out, first. It’s hard to think that you could actually be required to leave your house of 25 years in a few weeks, but that’s what I’m committed to, so I can’t complain. I just have to buckle down and start packing those boxes. Wish it wasn’t so hot!
I’ve had friends here this afternoon and I don’t think I’ll lack for visitors and company in Bali. We’re all excited, and I’m looking forward to seeing friends up there.
|Crispy duck with friends at Yudhi’s restaurant. Fantastic.|
I forgot to mention – as some of you may have noticed, my mobile phone has been a right royal pain lately. Fading, distortion, dropping out, terrible reception. I HAVE CHANGED CARRIERS. I’m tired of the virgins I’ve been with – so many problems!
So as from Thursday, I’m with Vodafone, so we’ll see what happens. It was cheap and easy to switch. If the new carrier doesn’t perform, I’ll buy a new phone, or switch again, or both.
More later. Malam.