February 18, 2006

Emotional SeeSaw Part II

I didn’t think it was possible, but this week was absolutely worse than last week. The ol’ insomnia has kicked in. I’ve been averaging five to six hours sleep a night, generally eyes popping open around four or five am, unable to calm the mind back into a peaceful slumber. […]
February 10, 2006

Emotional SeeSaw Part I

This has been a week of wild emotions. With less than three weeks to go, we have reached the ‘panic’ and high stress stage of the journey. Every day seems grueling and there are too many tasks to possibly be accomplished. Interspersed throughout are lots of social activities as we […]
February 3, 2006

Weather in Christchurch

For those of you wanting to know what kinds of temperatures we’re experiencing or when to plan for your visit, bookmark this link to Christchurch weather. Temperatures are reported in Fahrenheit so as not to confuse those of us not used to the metric system. The average temperatures for Christchurch […]
January 20, 2006

Immigration Process

A lot of folks ask what the emigration process was like for us. The following is a timeline of events, starting with our hiring of an immigration consultant, Immigration Law Advocates, in April 2005. While we’d heard it was fairly easy to go through the emigration channels oneself, we elected […]