Monday, January 12, 2009

Oh, Internet... how I've missed you...

Hello from the tiny little library in the suburb of Khandallah, just down the way from our new home. I'm paying for Internet access here, so I'll keep it short. Just wanted to check in with everyone. Jake had his first day of work yesterday and all went well. I'll be taking him into work and picking him up for the time being, but he may end up taking a quick bus ride to and from downtown in the future. So it's been quite adventurous trying to find my way around and run errands on my own. I'm getting used to the wrong-side driving, but still learning my way around. I've taken several wrong turns and long detours, but so far so good. We are (and by "we are" I mean "I am") setting up our phone and Internet so we should be connected to the world again soon.
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Corey said...
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Corey said...

Life of the retiree. Get yourself settled, find a community college or a rec center (or whatever they call those places in New Zealand that do this sort of thing) and maybe take some fun classes...sculpting, painting, underwater basket-weaving (my college major), or even better wine and beer making.

If there is anything that can get C. Gabbert to pay just under a trillion and a half dollars to fly across the world to visit friends, it's homemade alcohol.

Corey said...

By the way, the season premiere of 24 was Sunday and last night here in the states.

I didn't know if you guys knew this or not, but the city of Los Angeles once named a street after Jack Bauer in gratitude for his saving the city several times. They had to rename it after people kept dying when they tried to cross the street. No one crosses Jack Bauer and lives.

Jamie Stark said...

Glad you guys have gotten settled in. Jealous as hell as it's not supposed to go north of zero here in Chicago for the next couple days - Jamie

jamie said...

Beer making? That sounds like WAY too much work for me. Beer tasting, on the other hand, is definitely on my schedule. What does it tell you that Jake and I have wine glasses and a nice selection of NZ wines and beers in stock before we have any dishes or silverware to eat with? LOVIN it here.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have your priorities in order to me Jamie...wine glasses, wine and beer stocked first. It sounds like a wonderful adventure, thanks for sharing it with us.

dave said...

wow, you'll need a vacation after all that. I'm sure Jake won't mind.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you,

And wondering about all this wine and beer...do you have enough glasses to take care of all us arriving? Guess we will have to give you a heads up before departure...then you will have at least 17 hours to get prepared for our arrival to your new home. Cannot wait to see updates to pictures of the new little villa you are going to be living in.

Love you,
Mom Swearingen