thank you bus driver

one more step in the moving process complete today. we checked out of our apartment in the city (my home for the last 10 weeks), i began my last walk to work and jackie dragged the last of our belonging…

quality family time

we went up to see gromit today. i’m making the trip once each weekend with jackie and she’s doing it on her own twice during the week, so gromit gets 3 visits during the week. gromit is continuing to do…

cow veneer

7 days until we move from our apartment to our rental home. with our container not due until the end of november it will be our very empty rental home. no furniture, no linens, no appliances, no nothing. as much…

can a vet fix broken teeth?

no real surprise that jackie was quite eager to get up to quarantine to see gromit after his big adventure. added bonus is that is real is a spectacular drive. when we walk into gromit’s room just like yesterday he…

britney, lindsey & gromit

all committed to 30 days at a private remote treatment facility a bit distracted all day waiting for news about gromit. i was keeping an eye on the nz air website for updates on his flight from auckland to wellington.…

that’s 7 dog days

we knew this would be by far the hardest part of our move – and so far it has lived up to expectations. today at 6:30 pm pacific time jackie dropped gromit off for his flight to nz. it is…

a place to call home

we’ve been going back and forward between looking for a place to rent and place to buy. if we could find the right house in the right neighborhood at the right price that would be ideal, but a home search…

money and guns

make that money and *no* guns in the cbd many of the bank atm’s are located in non-bank storefronts, with the bulk of the atm extending back into the shop. two significant difference to the states – the back of…

wide load

firstly some background. i tend to walk fast. i’m trying to be a buddha, but some things would even test the buddha. so i’m walking home from work after stopping at the grocery. moving along well and then everything slows…

left – right – leftrightleftright

everyone has probably had the experience of walking down the sidewalk with someone coming directly towards them. you move a bit to the left – just as they do the same, so you move a bit to right – just…

the pigeon diet

a new potential diet fad in the making. today at lunch i got a takeaway from a local cafe and walked to the city square to enjoy the nice day and eat my sandwich. i unwrap the sandwich, take out…