My Holiday Home

There’s nothing I love more than going to my holiday house in summer. It’s almost 4:00 pm and I’m lying in the sun on a deck chair by the pool. This is the first year that I’ve been allowed to have friends over without our parents coming and it’s awesome. For the last four days, we’ve been partying at night and sunbaking during the day. This is the definition of living the dream.

I’m also absolutely loving the fact that my parents got one of the best construction companies on the Mornington Peninsula to come in and renovate our holiday house. I’m so glad that the house looks good. I mean, it’s always been one of the best houses on the Peninsula but it’s even better now. I seriously watched my friends’ jaws drop when they walked inside the house. I had seen the new renovations in pictures so I knew what to expect, but even I have to admit that I was impressed with what I saw.

The people that did the renovations on our holiday house certainly put the “luxury” in luxury custom home builders. If I could take pictures of the house and upload them to this blog post, I would. There’s no way my parents would let me though because they don’t want people outside our inner circle to know what our holiday house looks like. They said that it will make us more susceptible to robbers and break-ins, because people will know just how incredible our holiday home is. I obviously don’t want someone to break into our holiday house because I love it, which is why I won’t be posting any photos or videos alongside this blog post. If you’re curious about what our holiday house looks like, however, just imagine the best house you’ve ever seen and multiply it by one hundred. Then, place that house right on the beach in a spot where we have 360-degree views of the ocean.

Ruby’s Sewer Project

Ruby the rat had been working at Remy’s cheese delivery business for five years when she decided she’d had enough. Ruby loved cheese, and she loved her customers, but Remy was an awful boss. He never complied with OHS procedures, he failed to communicate with clients, and – perhaps worst of all – he never shut up about how brilliant his house near the CBD was. Sighing, Ruby scanned through her list of customers all around the area for someone who could install job management software for trades and services in the Melbourne CBD (and underground). The cheese delivery business had been a greater help to Ruby than Remy had ever been. But there would be brilliant software in any industry. She put her resignation notice on Remy’s desk and left the store. 

Where to work next? Ruby knew there were several projects going on in the sewers at the moment. She didn’t want to be part of the king’s promotional video, or the huge plumbing project that was underway in regional Victoria … But she knew of a group of rats who were working to improve lighting in the darkest sewer tunnels. Maybe she could join them? Ruby thought they would appreciate the extra help, but she wasn’t sure they would be willing to take someone without experience as an electrician.

Suddenly, a brilliant idea came to her! Ruby had a passion for rat technology, and she knew about a new job management software. Designed for electrical contractor businesses in Melbourne, it was so new to the market that there was no way the electrician rats could have seen it yet! She would bring it to them, show them how easy it was to use, and how such software could cut down on admin tasks such as quotes, invoices and timesheets. Even purchase orders for new light bulbs could be tracked through the software. Ruby grinned. She couldn’t wait to apply for the new job – anything to get away from Remy!