“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.” Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Fargo, Jazz, and Latte were released from quarantine ($3200 NZD paid) today! Darin brought them home and got them settled. Fortunately, they gave Fargo a bath before his release. The cats are confined to our bedroom for awhile, and Fargo was kept in a crate in the shed until Barb, Eric and I returned from work. Barb, Darin, and I took Barb's dog Cerebus and Fargo to meet each other at the local park. There were no problems, so we brought them home and Fargo got to come into the house. Cerebus got fed, then Fargo. Fargo didn't have much interest in eating, he was so happy and excited to be free from confinement. He did tell Cerebus where to go when he got too close to his dish, though. When Barb and I went to feed the chickens, the dogs came along. Fargo was obsessing over his "Cuz" squeaky ball, and totally ignored Cerebus racing at him in the paddock. Latte ate a plate of Jimbo's raw beef, but Jazz wasn't interested. All of the pets are looking well fed and need exercise. They seem tired out from the stress of the day.
Our house purchase went "unconditional" yesterday after we all signed. The current owners will have the roof repaired, and we'll have access to the garage on the 22nd of Nov. Our closing date is Dec. 15th. Darin is researching homeowners insurance, and we have approval for 3 different mortgages. We just need to decide which one will give us the best rate and perks. Finally, we got the majority of our USD transferred to Everbank, which exchanged it into NZD. Then we'll get the money wired into the ANZ account. Whew! Good thing Darin doesn't have a job, because all these things have kept him really busy! I never could have done it without him, so THANKS DARIN!