Life in NZ – The First 10 Years (2006 to 2016)

February 28, 2006

It’s Over and It’s Beginning

We are sitting at the airport waiting to take off. Everything these past ten days has been surreal. Mixed up. Sad about endings; happy about new beginnings. Lots of time spent with friends. I’d been holding it together fairly well but finally had my cathartic release during the last hour […]
February 27, 2006

Packing Up da House

On Monday & Tuesday, Feb 20th & 21st, we had our house packed up by Allied International. After another restless slumber, a crew of six men in a large truck showed up at 8:30 am with vast amounts of wrapping materials. The foreman surveyed the house, determined there wasn’t enough […]
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 […]