Janet is coming back in a couple of weeks.  Yaaay!  It sounds like she may only be back for a month or so though.  :(

Thought I would update this again.  I’ve got absolutely no news but am feeling guilty about not updating it for so long. Spare room is still coming along nicely.  Ian is helping us with it.  I made a number of holes in the wall last week to re-route some wiring and patched them up again.  It looks like insurance is going to pay for our hall re-wallpaper due to a bit of water damage.

We are making a small modification to our lounge that Dave is doing for us.  It should be finished next week.  When we’ve finished with the bedroom and hall, we’ll do something with our lounge.

The weather has been pretty wild lately around here.  There were two hour delays getting home last night to most places because of some landslips on the motorway. There was also some major flooding in the road next to ours.  We live on a hillside so missed the flooding and we managed to avoid most of the traffic coming home.

Katrina and Brian have moved out of their house.  It is now being rented by Gary (friend of ours) and his new wife.  Katrina and Brian are moving to the UK for a year or two.

As well as continuing to renovate the spare room, we just replaced a number of our old light fittings with new halogen type ones.  We have now entered the 21st century (not that they’re anything flash, we just got rid of our old dungers). We started making some modifications to our living room ceiling.  Those who know me will know what it is for, if you don’t know and want to know, EMail me.

We had a bit of an unexpected shower last week when our fill tank in the roof overflowed.  It dripped through the roof into out hallway.  I stopped it but I had to call a plumber the next day to replace the faulty valve on the level gauge.  It didn’t cause much damage but you can see where it happened so we will probably claim insurance for it.

There were a couple of birthdays around here recently.  I won’t tell you who’s they were as the people concerned might not want you to know.

Last night, NZ celebrated Guy FawkesGuy Fawkes Day is sort of the NZ equivalent of the 4th of July (in regards to fireworks anyway).  We celebrate a guy thousands of miles away trying to blow up someone else’s parliament five centuries ago.  Here are some pictures of the fireworks display over the Wellington Harbour that I went to last night. [1], [2], [3], [4], [5].  Is that Osama in the window…[6]?

I got a letter published in issue #13 Nov/Dec Tone magazine.  It is in regards to HDTV in NZ.  It seems we are being left behind other countries in regards to this.  No-one in NZ seems to even be thinking about it, let alone implementing it.

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