This was a short and lovely week! After a great long weekend with the fam jam this was a really short and great week. We have had builders and trades people in and out of the house all week, all of whom are working hard to get us a proper “Canadian” Bathroom; one with bath that doesn’t gross us out and a TOILET! We are also working on getting heating into the house…a small let down as it was supposed to be finished and installed and ON today BUT with this house NOTHING goes easy. So we do not have heat it will be on FOR SURE Tuesday so says the Gas Fitter….which is 4 more days of no heating….SO off the Chicken/Wood shed again tomorrow for more wood. BUT on a bright and very kind note while I was out for the day and once the gas fitter realised that he wouldn’t have the heat going he kept the fire going on low to make sure it was going to be warm when we got home from netball! Very nice man…OR he was just afraid what would happen to him if I came home to a cold house AND the furnace NOT going! He’s no dummy!
The weather today was AMAZING the sun was out and shining brightly, the sky was blue and the Mt Taranaki
View of Mount Taranaki from Stratford, facing west. Fanthams Peak is to the left of the main peak. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
was out in full! One of the ladies today from the tea put it perfectly any day you can see the mountain is going to be a good day!! And today was no exception! We were so lucky with the weather today, it has been either rainy or really windy OR Rainy and WINDY all of which it was quite chilly! BUT today there was no wind the sun was blazing in the sky and Mt Taranaki was out to say Hello! This morning was a welcoming Tea put on by Hubbies work it was for the wives of new employees who have just arrived in New Plymouth. We all met at the lady’s house who is in charge of the relocation program. She will help us with basically what ever we need finding school, houses, food, Diapers, cars, insurance the list goes on! I honestly haven’t reached out to use her; but the other ladies have. There we 6 of us new ladies there today. We all have been here for varying amounts of time, December, ME in Jan, March, April, and 2 in May. 2 Kiwi’s 1 lady from Singapore 2 from Pakistan and me the Canadian, there was one lady who couldn’t make as her kids were not feeling well and she is from the UK. It was really great to meet them all and share our stories of things we have experienced so far. It’s weird being the one with the “experience” as one lady and I were here the longest. Some have bought houses, others are just renting, some are still in the hotel that was provided by the company. We sat there and laughed with each other, laugh at some of our silly stories of fitting in, shared stories of how desperate you become for adult company that the old lady or man sitting on the park bench looks more than appealing enough to sit down and chat to for HOURS at a time. OR You would actually accept and invitation from a complete stranger for tea with an 84 year old lady NOT THAT WASN’T me skockingly enough! YUP you get that lonely! BUT we had a morning of soul rejuvenation and it felt GREAT! We exchanged numbers and we will all get together soon. I think we will try to do a group get together once a month, it will be great for us all!
Today the girls had their netball games and they both did soooo well! I am so proud of them for playing netball and giving it their all! They have done so well with all the changes that we have thrown at them. They didn’t choose to leave home, they didn’t choose to leave their friends that was our decision that we made for them. BUT they have been doing extremely well, they have made friends are flourishing in the world we have created for them. But I still see the effects of the move more so in Little T, the other day was my day to volunteer at the school and E said I had to work today. Poor Little T was devastated because I didn’t tell her I was going back to work let alone that I already had a job and was going back to work. She calmed down when I told her I was only going to volunteer at the school like I did every Wednesday since they have started school. At first she looked relieved but then she looked worried again I said what’s wrong; her reply was…Mommy I don’t want you to go back to work BUT if you do I want you get a job that you are home after school, and you have weekends off AND you can’t work any of the school holidays! I smiled at her and gave her a big hug and said ME TOO! She thought about this for a second and Well I guess that isn’t gonna happen is it?!?! I said WHEN and IF I decide to go back to work I will try to find a job just like that! Bless her heart! It’s moments like that one that makes this opportunity to stay home and be a Momma so worth while! I have been kicking around the idea of work BUT It would have to be VERY flexible and I would like to do it from my home…so we will see what I can find. There are some more important things that need tending to WAY before work comes along!
Well that is it for me! I have had a long week. Time to put my feet up and read a book, The Library here has a HUGE selection of Ebooks…I LOVE IT!!! So far in the last week and a half I have read 3 books! LOVE IT! Grocery shopping on-line Free E Books, Mt Taranaki in my back yard, winters that don’t get below 0 and if it does it isn’t very often What’s NOT TO LOVE ABOUT IT HERE?…well my Fam Jam isn’t here BUT OTHER THAN that It is amazing! New Zealand has stolen my heart I am here and I am LOVING IT, every second and every adventure; it’s truly wonderful!
Well blog again soon! Thanks for reading another adventure!