the ocean

the ocean
Paraparaumu beach

The comings and goings of a hard working kiwi whose just moved home

October 27, 2010

my Political Opinion

I answered the phone yesterday, it was political survey. " are you planing on voting on November 2?" no, I am not eligible. Guess what, it was a machine, but my only options was yes , No or repeat. There was not an option asking if i was eligible to vote. anyway just for shit and giggles I completed the survey. so for the first time in USA i expressed my opinion, not that its going to count.
If anyone should care to know the stats and info for Fairbanks will be off by 1.
cause i am not eligible to vote. so i wonder how many other people are in the same boat, for the survey did not disqualify me. so for my thought- don't have any respect for surveys. the should have asked a pre-qualifying question.
the people who designed this survey need to be shot, isn't it kind of important that a survey is of qualified people.
the phone number was ( 202) 643-1954

October 19, 2010

Vacation thoughts

So since my house is not selling so fast, I thought that i could maybe take a week off and get out of town .. maybe the first week of January. First I thought i could swing a week in Hawaii, since i have never been there I roughly ran a budget ummm. maybe not. Then I thought i could go to Seattle and see a friend but it rains there a whole lot.
Then yesterday British airways says London is on sale. ( 350 each way from Seattle) drool... ( its only 20 hours flying ) um.. 8 days, nope, 10 days.
Can I really afford it? probably not, but DAM I am thinking about it.
Its about the same price as Hawaii, and twice as long flying. sigh

oh yeah it rains in London, but isn't it a way more interesting place !

October 15, 2010

Freeze up

Freeze up is defined in my books as the first day that the temperature doesn't reach 32. ( or that i notice it doesn't) clear sunny lovely day and 27 today
freeze up has occurred. the snow is sitting on the grass , but not on the roads. the last few days have been cloudy and crappy.
the is nothing wrong with curling up on the couch after work and doing absolutely nothing.
daylight fades really fast.....
9 weeks and 5 days to the shortest day.
No my house hasn't sold yet.
and no i don't really want to talk about it.

October 7, 2010

Snow in Fairbanks

today is Oct 6 and its snowing. first one for the year.
dam it .. I am talking about the weather again
no I am not going to photograph it.!

October 6, 2010


last weekend was the parade of homes, so I talked my agent ( or his assistant) into an open house. Chelsea had 5 lots of people come by in 2 hours. Sounds kinda exciting to me. one was a nosy neighbour, but, I'd go look if my neighbourhood had a open house too. 2 were people who actually sounded if they were interested. and asked for house packets. - all the boring stuff about my house.
So I was thinking that I could live in messy house for a week.( or a month) and i didn't pay attention to much this morning and went to work, - i didn't even make the bed.
About midday the phone rings and its my agent saying someone wants to look at my house at 5 pm. I 'd all ready taken time off this morning to go see the chiropractor. so I took more time off to go make the bed. and clean again. maybe it was one of the people who looked on Sunday and wants to come back again.. I am thinking of getting excited, but that wont get me anywhere.
my life goes on .. breath in, breath out... my house will sell eventually... patience is a virtue. breath in , breath out....
( do i really have to clean my house again)