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Ok so I'm a week late. Deal.

I like Australia over the Christmas/New Year period. Everyone stops working and just relaxes for a week and a half. The whole country literally ceases to work.

And everyone gets fat.

Anyhoo. I'm finally back to work, and OH MY GOODNESS it is stressful. Having to deal with the students who left last year, dealing with the new students arriving, catching up on all the financial stuff from the past 2 weeks, gritting my teeth while talking with nitpicky, condescending landlords, negotiating with real estate agents... and all with the deadline of 12 January, when all the new students start pouring in and wanting homes, and when I'll no longer have time to actually FIND them homes, because I'll have to be dealing with them face to face and placating their parents on the phone.

I nearly had a tearful breakdown in the office yesterday at my desk. I was teetering.

But then when I was just about to crack, I decided to reach out and ask for help from a bunch of people. And then I felt so much better.

Monday was the worst.

Tuesday was better.

Today was better-er.

Hopefully tomorrow will be even better-er.


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Re: Happy New Year :D

We call it "Student Accommodation", although I'm not sure that it's the best name, coz then it sounds too much like dorms or something, not assistance in finding local rental housing (which is what we actually do, coz we don't have our own dorms or houses.) Sometimes we call it "College-assistance in finding accommodation" or college-assisted accommodation.... that's not very good either, but more descriptive.

I know it will get better! You have a good skill there, being willing to ask for help. I know you will handle it all with grace, patience, and aplomb.

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