Monthly Archives: April 2011

We finally have internet

Until now, we’ve been having to drive somewhere to find an internet connection.  This is why, until this evening’s update of my last post, the posts have been short.  But now we have internet, and I can actually use my … Continue reading

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Ensconced in Te Puru

we’ve arrived and are busy looking at houses and lands. More later. (posted from my itouch) ********************** Update 30 April 2011 ********************** It has been a hectic two days.  We drove from Auckland to Thames and visited Andrew’s new workplace, … Continue reading

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Our New Car is a Colt

We bought a Mitsubishi Colt, but we won’t receive it until Wednesday.  This morning, we went to a different dealer and test drove a Mazda Demio.  The one he had stunk so bad of cigarettes that before we even got … Continue reading

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Day 2 in New Zealand

Thursday, 28 April 2011 8:30 am Remembering that New Zealand is a day ahead of the Americas, you will understand if the  date and time seems strange (if you’re reading this near the time I post it). We looked only … Continue reading

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Auckland, New Zealand

Wednesday, 27 April 2011 3:30 pm We arrived here this morning at 6:00.  The flight went well, with some turbulence but not much.  I actually slept on this flight, for about four of the thirteen hours.  Andrew slept about as … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home – Almost

We’re in New Zealand, safe and sound.  More later, after getting to the hotel.  (typed on itouch)

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Shipper Success

We called early this morning to the company we have contracted to ship our stuff.  They subcontracted out the pickup service that was supposed to show up yesterday.  He assured us that he would have a different company come and … Continue reading

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Our Van Sold

Yesterday afternoon, a man called to tell us he would be driving four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area to buy the van from us.  While I was talking on the phone with him, the phone beeped to let … Continue reading

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Shipper Failure

The shipper was supposed to come by today to ship our twelve boxes to New Zealand.  We purposely stayed here all day to wait for them.  They never showed. We tried calling them, waited half an hour on the phone, … Continue reading

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New Zealand Work Visa has arrived

My visa just arrived by FedEx.  We supplied a USPS Priority Mail for the return of my passport, and we thought they would use that.  Instead, our Los Angeles Consulate contact Caitlin sent my passport with its new visa through … Continue reading

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