23.09.2016 - 25.09.2016
Before Lydia and Caroline's arrival, I had a full two days. First, I had a 6 hour training in order to obtain my RSA Certification. In order to work in any establishment that serves alcohol, you must have this. Sydney has actually become super strict over the past few years when it comes to alcohol. There are now lockout laws in bars at 1:30 am every night where you can no longer get into places, and if you are already in a bar and want to leave you cannot come back in after this time. At 3 o'clock they also stop serving alcohol....we weren't aware of this before! During the course I had to learn all about this. We also learned that if anything were to happen to a customer at a bar who you served, then you would be at fault. Another thing I found a bit unfair! But any waiter/bartender/manager/etc. has to follow these laws. After the six hour course I headed to Bondi Beach once more to meet with Gabriella, who I had found through an online site, and who needed a babysitter for her 2 year old Alfie the following day. I was a bit nervous considering I do not do diapers *vomit* nor do I know anything about being around a 2 year old....but will do anything for money as we all know!! The next day, I babysat Alfie for SIX hours. Turns out he was the cutest little baby. Luck was on my side that day as he never had a dirty diaper thank goodness!
I was exhausted after babysitting and headed back to the apartment because I knew the next day would be a long one! When Lydia and Caroline first arrived in the morning they quickly unpacked and we decided to celebrate us all finally being here. Of course, our celebration began in screams as we found our first cockroach--luckily for us it was dead but that didn't make any of us feel better! I would say my fear of roaches is a LITTLE less than my fear of crickets....aka I won't call my mom crying (anymore), but there still may be crying! I think Lydia and I definitely shed a few tears and we realized we really need to man up a bit when it comes to bugs considering there are a lot SCARIER, and more DANGEROUS (killer) bugs here! About 15 minutes after Caroline bravely vacuumed it up we heard a loud scream from the bathroom....GREAT. turns out there was ANOTHER dead cockroach behind the door that joined lydia as she went to the bathroom. After more tears and arguing over who was going to vacuum it up, I SHOCKINGLY manned up and got it. To be honest I just wanted to take my turn now while the cockroaches we were finding were dead because now I wouldn't have to get the next one. Finally after dealing with all our roach issues we went into the CBD (Central Business District) for happy hour and dinner and got to have some fun!