Carly: So we um, we’ve been in our house for 3 years, we’ve been really slack and we’ve just had globes in our roof and no . . .
Sarah: What do you mean globes?
Carly: Well just the light globes . . . so um we finally got one of Jono’s mates to come in and um do all the electrical stuff in our house so we had fans put in and lights and heaps more um electrical points and we’ve just been using bunny ears for the tv for the aerials and so we went down to Bunnings and got an aerial and got him to put it up and that was about 3 months ago, and then as soon as he put it in we lost channel 9 like, Go, 99 like every channel on channel 9 we totally lost and we kept like reprogramming our telly and nothing was working. So, we sort of just lived with it um. . .
Sarah: so you didn’t care?
Carly: No, we don’t really, we didn’t really watch a lot of telly anyway and it wasn’t until um well RPA started and I like RPA but Jono hates it so he didn’t really care um but now the footy’s started, the Footy Show’s on channel 9 Thursday night so you know it’s become a problem again and we had friends came round the other day and they like 60 minutes and they’d never, never missed a show and they were devastated to find out we didn’t have channel 9 and they weren't gonna be able to watch it. So I rang up Mr Antenna at work and they came in on yesterday, Saturday and just replaced the whole aerial, $350 later, we’ve got channel 9 again.
Sarah: Yeah you look happy about it
Carly: $350 later
Jill: and one aerial in the bin replaced by another one
Carly: yeah it’s out on the porch still, Jono’s like, we’ll just go down the road and dump it over the fence!
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Katrina: Oh yeah
Cara: Cause he wasn’t there, and she’s like well . . .
Katrina: Cause he’s with me!
Katrina: During it like my knees were shaking, like, I was holding his hands so tight my knuckles were white
Sarah: Did you cry, up there?
Katrina: No I was pinching my hands to stop myself and I was squeezing his hands so I wouldn’t
Sarah: What about your parents?
Katrina Um, mum cried, my mum cried during the reading, but yeah no, they were good, they loved it.
The reception was good fun, it was set up a bit like an old barn and it had like fairy lights in there and so nice and casual like we are, and a bit country, and um
Cara: And that best man speech, how he just kept crying and crying and couldn’t get his speech out!
Katrina: Yeah that was good
Cara It was really funny, he was really emotional, he’s losing his best friend!
Katrina yeah! And I think he was like I think I think he thought he’d never see Michael at that point
Cara yeah! He was losing the friend forever . . . and then I think he got a bit frustrated that he couldn’t stop crying
Katrina Yeah I think he did too, so I just think it’s cute like, its cute that the two of them were only born a few months apart, they lived 3 houses away and have been mates ever since, it’s like, it’s pretty cool.
Sarah Did you get very drunk at the reception?
Katrina Didn’t actually, like it surprised me. I probably had a few drinks but nowhere near as many as I thought, um
Cara I don’t think you ever can though
Katrina No like by the time like, you’re spending so much time talking and even like then you’re out dancing and you don’t feel like you need to be drunk like you did most times you’d been out dancing, like you’re just having a good time, you’re on such a high.
Sarah Did anyone of importance get very drunk?
Katrina I think a couple of the bridesmaids did, um, I’m pretty sure a couple of the groomsmen did as well, um, I don’t think anyone got really pissed there, I think a heap went on out afterwards and they got, partied on a bit out then I think, and got, bit messy
Cara Did you go home or did you go . .
Katrina Yeah we went home, and I’m glad I, I probably could’ve done with another hour at the reception, I sort of wish we’d extended that a bit more, um, but we’re already, like, we zonked it. Like we sort of sat on the couch for a bit and that was when I cried, like I just, all the emotion of the day just came out and I just burst into tears and then um yeah I just bawled it was ridiculous! And then um yeah we just sat for about an hour just talking about the whole day and how good it was and like just you know probably almost just reaffirming our vowels I think, you know just making sure we look after each other and keep each other as first and
Sarah Did you really?
Katrina Yeah, it was really nice like,
Cara it's pretty much the only time you get
Katrina Yeah it was
Cara You have to realise what the hell you’ve just done
Katrina yeah and its only like, straight after the ceremony like we then went to have photos, and you had to have all your family photos and then you know your bridal party photos and then we only got a few together so that was probably really the first moment we had together and then everyone wanted to drink with us so then we’re at pre-dinner drinks and drinking and then at the reception like I feel like I hardly saw him at the reception you know, I was off with someone or he was and yeah so, it was probably really the first moment we had together just to really look back on the day, it was really nice.
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"We are trying to change telephone companies and the other day we rang a whole bunch, um, most of them were, you cou. . . I don’t know where, like, I didn’t know who we were speaking to, it certainly sounded like we weren’t speaking to anyone in Australia, it sounded like long distance and they had American accents and you know, it sounded almost computerised, it wasn’t the recorded message, it was a person but it sounded computerised you know? Um, awful. Anyway and then um, then we finally rang ah this other place and um we you know, could tell it was actually an Aussie this time and it doesn’t matter but its just nicer to know that you’re speaking to someone, you know, in the same country and so they’re just easier to understand, it doesn’t sound like you’re talking to a robot and but, she was like extreme she, she was, she was just a real talker and um every um every question we we asked her that just needed a one word answer, she was like um would give us a whole sentence, or a whole you know paragraph or a whole spiel and you know in answer and at the end of every answer, end of every sentence she raised her voice like this, but really really bad, and I didn’t really, I’d never been able to notice before how er Australians raise their voice at the end of a sentence and my husband put her on speaker phone cause he was talking to her on the phone and he put her on speaker phone and I was sitting there laughing my head off, quietly of course so that she couldn’t hear, but literally, every every sentence was finished with the end of a. . .with a rise at the end of her sentence, um there was no questions that she asked us it was all just explaining everything and her voice rose like this at the end of every sentence and she spoke like this long for the end of, for every answer that she gave, it was beautiful though, we were just laughing our heads off the whole time, um and so we thanked her very much and said goodbye, but it was, it was classic."
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"They're driving us insane! Our cats are ripping up the furniture, they're tearing up the house, they're pulling things out of the cupboards, they're jumping up on the kitchen bench, they're ah. . . the worst thing that they're doing is ripping up the couch and no matter what we do they just keep ripping it, we just try and spray them, we try and lock them up when they do it but they're doing my head in, I just can't handle it anymore, one of them just goes to the toilet whenever she wants, the other one just ah yeah just thinks that she owns the house and we're just at our wits end, we just don't know what to do with them anymore."
"What happened the other day with your baby?"
"And the other day um our baby was just starting to crawl and ah finally discovered that he could get to the cat. He went over to the couch and reached up to pull the cat's leg and she turned around and went POW! across the face and thus he now has a scratch all the way across his face so that's the end of that chapter; the cats will now be outside cats."