Hello again! I see that it’s been more than a quarter of a year since my last post, and this is surely my longest hiatus. I’m tempted to apologize, but I’ve really been that busy. We have sold our house in Omaha and divided our stuff between a 40-foot container that we shipped to our new house in New Zealand and several truck- and cargo-van trips to our cabin in northern Minnesota. We will now be in NZ for around seven months of each year and in Minnesota for the other five.
One of the things that has been occupying my “free” time is trying to comply with the (truly) incredible list of hoops that I have to jump through to bring our cat, Leo, with us to NZ. I have been working on it for the better part of a year, and have forked out something in the range of US $5,000 so far. Needless to say, he is worth it.
I intended to do a post for the eclipse, but clouds thwarted my photo attempts. I also intended to do a post for the transition from summer to autumn, and yet another for my birthday the day before yesterday, but cat-import requirements got in the way yet again. Yesterday I completed the next-to-last step in Leo’s import, and I’m happier for that than I can begin to describe.
Finally, it’s been an absolutely gorgeous day and I took advantage of it to take a hike on the trail that I’ve forged here. Here’s an image from today—at long last, and there are more to come. It’s good to be back with you!