A day in the (new) life of the Head Aunty

Many of you know that at the end of September, I quit my teaching job in order to Aunty more fulltime. I thought that may be a couple of days a week. But at the moment, it really is fulltime. I've done this post more as a sort of accounting to myself, and been surprised at what this job actually consists of. It's also a useful log for later, when I have to account to others for hours worked. 

  • Nov 2: 35 kms, meet K,  got stuff for kids - 3 hours

  • Nov 3: 75 kms. Picked up stuff from Glen Eden, Balmoral, went to WH and bought $300 gift card for a family. Went to refuge, gave K $150 for phones. Gave stuff to C. Drove to PO Box in Manukau, storage unit in Wiri - unloaded car, put stuff in unit. 9-4

  • Nov 6 - warehouse to buy 6 flexitubs $90, post office box, storage unit to unload tubs and boxes of clothes 47 km 10-2

  • November 10th - 70km - post office storage unit, unload bedding, refuge, take C home 11-2

  • 12 Nov - 28 km - storage unit to meet with Mel to discuss organising it 1-2

  • 16 Nov - storage unit to unpack 10 km 9-10

  • 25 Nov - loading car, storage unit, unpack, take baby stuff and clothes, Kmart for D voucher, Refuge 35 km 9-1

  • 28 Nov - storage unit, refuge breakfast, Shine, pick up boxes, storage unit 67k 9-3

  • Dec 1: refuge, unload, firm up Xmas lists with K, Kmart, post office, pick up J, unload baby stuff, take J to lunch, Warehouse for baby capsule, ($314) storage unit, police station re protection order and being transferred to another area 48km 9-3

  • Dec 2 - attend K grad, pick up from Remuera, Western Springs, Onehunga, attend AWC AGM + talk abt Aunties and cars with CM 10am-9pm 90 kms

  • Dec 3: pack car, storage unit 9.45-10.45

  • Dec 5 - aunties meeting, pick up stuff 5.30- 9pm

  • Dec 6 - drop stuff off at Te Whānau Rangimarie

  • Dec 7 - C: MSD, police, enrol little C at kindy. 63k 12-4

  • Dec 8 - post office, storage unit, unpack gifts, pack towels and bedding, refuge, supermarket for vouchers, back to refuge 20 km 10-2

  • Dec 8 - pick up H, take to storage unit to get gifts and clothes, take her home again. 15 km 4.30-5.30

  • Dec 9 - storage unit with C to get clothes and gifts; 6pm phone T, talk, take food and visit with her. 6-8 pm

  • Dec 10 - pick up A, shopping for and packing luxury gift baskets, 30 km

  • Dec 12 - pick ups x 4, Mt Eden, Greenhithe, Pt Chev, shop for staff gift baskets 106km 10-4.30

  • Spend an average of 3 hours a day on Aunty emails/SM/messenger

What The Aunties Did, November 2016

Gratitude 2016.