It is almost 8 months now that we have been here. We can't believe how fast the time has gone by. It is at this point that NZ life is settling down. The newness is wearing off and the day to day routines are setting in. We may be in one of the most amazing places on this planet, but just like anywhere else, there is still laundry to do and marketing and cleaning. All those mundane tasks that we all must do regularly.
So in addition to exploring this amazing country, we are doing he same things we always did. We get together with friends at least once or twice a week to enjoy TV, Movies, or fun conversation along with good food. And sometimes we just enjoy a lazy weekend doing not much of anything.
We still love our place, but I am not sure we will ever get used to renting and common walls. What we miss most at this point is some specific food - In N Out Burger and Mexican Food, family and friends, and I miss our shower in Seattle. It was very larger with dual shower heads. Okay that's probably too much information....
The weather is changing here and the rain will soon be regular along with more winds. We had a storm blow through the other night and it was kinda nice to hear the sound on the roof. It's always easier to enjoy a storm when you don't have to be out in it. Getting up in the morning has been rough - it is dark. We will be changing our clocks back in another 2 weeks.
Nothing more to report here at the moment. No real exciting plans on the near horizon. We will have a 4 day weekend in April (Easter) and we are trying to make plans to do something fun. I am waiting to hear on a new project at work - fingers crossed.
Warmest Regards to all,
Stacy & Eric