Saturday, 31 January 2015
New Beginnings! :)
So far I've only had one issue that popped up on Thursday - the airbag light. I'm not quite sure what's up with it, but since I noticed it it hasn't turned off. It's possible that it's never been driven on metal roads, so something may have shifted around on the rough ground. Anywho, I texted the guy and on the maintenance check nothing showed up on the computers, but he reckoned if it persisted he'd get it checked out again to see what is going on. Fingers crossed he'll stick to his word and pay for the check, as I hadn't even had it 24 hours before it showed up. Unfortunately that probably means we've gotta go back to Auckland for that...don't like Aucks....
Nick and I went to the first Young Farmers meeting on Thursday night, it was pretty good and a lot of events were put into planned discussion; another quiz night, a "Young Farmers' Amazing Race", speed-dating/networking night, plus more. As well as planning for fundraising and what to spend it on, and advertisement - monthly newsletters to go around town in the attempt to rally more members. We've also finally got club T-shirts!
Also, yesterday I decided to have a looksee at what courses I could possibly do through the likes of NorthTec, Open Polytec or Primary ITO. Mum and Dad are already planning on sending me to the one day Licence to Milk course through P-ITO which is normally held in winter, to give me an actual qualification in milking - IE: making me look good on paper :P Nick's already done it.
However I looked around the two tec websites, and omgosh, *yawns*. There is the possibility that I'll do a business/computer course, which would put me towards a National Certificate in AgriBusiness - eventually. I think so anyway...BUT I had one of those "lightbulb" moments - Telford! Why have I only just thought of this?! I typed it in and, ding! Correspondence courses, lots of them.
I have decided to do a Certificate in Dairy Knowledge, Level 4 which is a one year course that can be started whenever. Will cost less than $300, and they send me the work and I send it back. Much like the assessments I did through the STAR gateway course a few years back, however these papers will just be a tad more higher up there - being level 4 and all...I'm excited!
It's pretty awesome, and I'll be able to stay at home and continue to work, while studying for basically no cost whatsoever. Then next year I'll be able to move onto some form of National certificate in Agriculture. And from there, possibly into a diploma of sorts.
My sister's wedding is a week away, today. Eeeek