Arg the Garage isn't big enough!
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January 5th, 2008 – by: theflinnz
Sigh. (Just so you know we appreciate all the help people gave us in buying our stuff coz we didnt want to store it for years and I wrote the above paragraph with a large dollop of fondness)
So now our house looks like a graveyard.
Yet here we are. There is no going back now--not since someone just bought Lemony (Hannah's pet canary) and someone else bought our other bird (A cockatiel without a proper name).
Interestingly enough, (for us at least) we were struck by how friendly NZ people are. At this garage sale we met many a man or his wife and kids who inquired after where we were going, how soon, and what for. They gave much helpful advice (such as dress warm and dont let anyone steal anything too valuable) and did their best to lighten our load without lightening their pocket. My wife and I were rather taken aback at how amiable people were. We do not expect to encounter another nation of people who is as willing to spend the time talking about your life as if it really mattered to them (seriously) for as long as you were willing to talk about it. (Although most of the people in New Zealand come from other places so they are all included in the above comments by inference). It makes one (and the other) even sadder to leave.
Oh yeah.. Other news... We got notice that we have working visas so all this prep is not in vain. :) And we watched "I Am Legend" after the Garage Sale which makes us a little scared of New York and the wild deer population there. Maybe we will leave that till further down the list ;)
Anyway, I've included more New Zealandy pictures in this post as we reflect on times past. Feel free to peruse at your leisure.
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