Tag Archives: house hunt

Housing Quality or Not….

We spent the day, or most of the day, since Petra needed a trip to the Khandallah playground to play on the flying fox, and Travis and I needed a trip to Starbucks, cleaning up our new place and moving … Continue reading

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What Can You See?

The WordPress question for today was, look to the right, list three things you can see, and write about the third. I looked right, saw a camera, a window and the house next door through the window. So here I … Continue reading

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The housing conundrum

We have melted ourselves with the fire once again. It’s hot enough that I’m feeling a bit breathless. It’s nasty outside – sideways rain beating against the windows, wind rattling the door and shaking the flue – but it’s not … Continue reading

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Sleep, who needs it?

Today has been a tad haphazard. I was up too late last night, up again too early this morning, and awake too long in the middle of the night trying to persuade Petra that it wasn’t time to get up. … Continue reading

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Into Every Life Some Rain is Gonna Fall

The bad: the house we’re renting has just been sold. We’ve got eight weeks (which is a good long time) to find somewhere else to live. We should be able to get something bigger and may try out a new … Continue reading

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Planes and Houses

Today was a travel day for Petra and me. This morning I was on Dunedin’s main street buying cherries in the sunshine. This evening I’m in Wellington sitting in my lounge in almost tropical-feeling heat and humidity. In between times … Continue reading

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Bloody Hell

Travis got an email from our landlord advising us in careful and lengthy circumlocutions (our landlord is a marketing guy and knows from finessing an unpalatable statement) that he’s decided to sell the house when our lease expires in February. … Continue reading

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