Yesterday Purple officially became an Australian citizen – we went up to the city for the ceremony, which was kind of funny. Purple got to shake hands with the mayor and receive his certificate.
The first thing Purple said was “Now I can vote him out”. LOL
Since we were all in the city with not much to do, we did some shopping after the ceremony. First we went to an op-shop (charity thrift store) and I scored a bunch of nice green clothes, and Littletree found a telescope!
Not the kind of thing you’d usually expect to find in an op-shop, but there was an old Tasco telescope, still in its box, for $15. She was over the moon!
Her latest saving venture (since the netbook) is to get a telescope. We still haven’t got it properly set up, and there’s a good chance something wont work with it, or it will be too old or crappy, but for now, it’s probably a good starter for her.
Then, just to celebrate Purple becoming an Australian, we bought me a new computer. It’s an Acer TimelineX 4820TG. Which is actually a gift to Purple, since he now no longer needs to sit patiently while I’m tearing my hair out all the time because my old computer wasn’t working. Naturally, a new computer and telescope deserve their own posts – coming soon!