Whew! I made it!
(and I didn't kill any of my family - amazing!)
I am now living in a new home in a leafy, quiet suburb of Sydney. Yay! I am surrounded by boxes but the kitchen is clean and as of this morning full of new groceries (stomachs are number one around this house!)
There is a wonderful cross breeze through the lounge room (rather than dark, musty-dustiness) and all the neighbours obviously work (so no weirdo, out-of-work alcoholics upstairs)
Hubby-j's train trip even took a little less time and he had an air-conditioned country-train seat the whole way! (If you know Sydney trains you know that is relative luxury)
All is well with the world...