** I know, it’s been a long time since I wrote the last blog post but don’t worry; here I am! **
We worked for four days, after we waited a few days to discover that there wasn’t any job for us, sad but true.
We went camping with our friends and their family (like I said in the last blog post) and it was fantastic: the dam was huge and there was a swimming pool too!
The guy took us in a town quite near the dam to see the waterfalls that were there and it was beautiful! Then we cooked sausages for dinner and we had a good time together.
The next day was the last day for us; we left the dam in the evening, we said goodbye to Gundy, our real first “home” in Australia, first we went to Stantorphe ’cause our french friends told us that there are many farms there, but we didn’t find nothing sowe moved up north to find another farm job.
Our new destination: Bowen.
I’ve never showed you how we used to set our car to sleep so here is a time-lapse that shows more or less how we used to set our “home”!
In Goondiwindi our car used to be our accommodation, but not this time!
We were tired of sleep into our car, we needed a REAL bed with REAL blankets and REAL pillows.
So what did we do? We booked a room in a hotel during our working period.
Why didn’t we book a room before? Because is quite expensive and we need our money to eat and travel! But this time we didn’t care too much about the money, we knew that job would be only for four or five days so we could afford 3/4 nights in a hotel.
Finally a real sleep!
With a mini-bar too!!!
What was our next job?
If you thought about cleaning you were right!
Our next job was rubbish picking around Goondiwindi, Yelarbon and Inglewood; we had to pick up all the rubbish around the tip of every town and put them properly into the tip.
It was a very easy job, maybe it could look like a boring job but it wasn’t; our “boss” was a man from the Goondiwindi Regional Council and there were also a guy form Goondiwindi working with us, they were the perfect company!
Our boss was so nice; he was really friendly and he told us many many things about Goondiwindi area, he showed us many beautiful places; places were you can go and camping and also the “spinifex desert” near Yelarbon.
Also the guy told us many things about the insects and the animals in Australia and he showed us some REAL lizards and spiders and others that we found on the ground while we were picking plastic bags, plastic bottles and all the rubbish (the area was quite dirty).
It was like an adventure trip for us, we drove trough dirty streets through the nature, we learned so many things, like in a safari! That working experience was fantastic; the company was amazing and the nature too, we really enjoyed that job!
Also when we finished our job (after four days) we kept in contact with our boss and our new friend; we went camping with them and it was so funny. We still be in contact, waiting to meet each other again!
To see how was our adventure between the rubbish watch the video below!
We were waiting since two days for an answer from the agency and finally they told us that there was work for us in Goondiwindi!
We left Moree immediately to go back in our “home town” and discover what would be our next farm job, it was a miracle to find another job in just three days!
When we arrived we were excited to discover our new job.
Do you wanna know what kind of job it was?
I think you can guess it.
The last day we didn’t know that it was the last; when we finished cleaning the boss’s house a guy brought us to the quarters and then he told us: “the manager arrived at the conclusion that you aren’t able to drive tractors, so you can stay at the quarters for three days and then you have to leave”.
It was just a big excuse , we just cleaned everything there and we did nothing else except for the first two days, how could he say that?
We had three days to find a new job until start to sleep in our car again, so we texted the agency in Goondiwindi asking for a job because in Moree there was nothing for us anymore, then the only thing we could do was waiting for an answer.
What a beautiful day.
The next day we went to the SPA in Moree; we needed to relax our-self and stop thinking about sleep into the car again.
It worked for a while and we were close to forget how was sleeping into “Spanny” (our car is called Spanny), but then we had to go back to the quarters. With the car. And we remembered what means sleep in a car.
After that we cleaned all the quarters we started to realise that in that farm there wasn’t a job for us because every day we had to ask what to do and every time the answer was “wait for me” or something like that.
We went back to the workshop for cleaning some tractors and some cars for a while, then we had to go to the boss’s house to clean it! Yes; for two days we clean the second house of the boss, we fixed little things in the rooms and we put in order everything.
In that farm everybody used to work for 10 hours per day, but we finished our work in 5 hours on the first day! There was a man with us who was supposed to have a look at our work and make sure that we work properly, but he said that we were too fast! So we got 5 hours paid without doing nothing and the second day was the same, but finally something happened…