Friday, June 30, 2006

We are still alive


We have been in Bismarck 10 days now. We are settling in nicely. Believe me, there has been an awful lot of stuff happening; I just don't want to pre-announce anything that may fall through.

So, stay tuned, and things will start to happen over the next few weeks.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Safely Arrived

It has been two days since we arrived, so I should talk about the trip while it is still relevant.

All in all it was a pretty smooth trip. The Amsterdam to Minneapolis leg was in a new Airbus A330. The seats were nice and wide, lots of leg room and each seat had a flat screen in the headrest of the seat in front. With the flat screen we had things like video on demand, etc. The kids watched cartoons and napped.

Immigration was also painless. We were advised to expect a wait of anything up to 2 hours. We waited 10 minutes.

The whole trip took 16 hours. Throw in the 6 hour time difference, and it all made for a long day.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Readu to go

The house is cleared, the car is sold, the bads are packed, and we are ready to go.

We leave the house here are 4:30am tomorrow morning and we arrive in Bismarck at 5pm.

We'll see you on the other side

Monday, June 12, 2006

signing off

This is our last night at this house. Cable modem is taken away tomorrow morning.

We go to stay with my mum for a week - I will mooch her wifi when I am there

The packers come tomorrow. They will have everything boxed and out of here in the next couple of days. We have been frantically sorting everything over the last few days, but we still don't feel ready. Just so long as they don't pack something we need to take on the plane with us we will be alright.

Saturday, June 10, 2006


I like this LazyWeb idea.

Just need to get a few thousand more readers on this blog, and then I can leverage it all I want.

Friday, June 09, 2006

It's amazing how your house goes from immaculate when you are trying to sell the house to quite the opposite when you are preparing to move. Here is a before and after shot of the office to illustrate the point:


and after.