fyi- APUG Support, Things are a bit hectic till mid Jan. but I'm still available...

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  1. Sean

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    Hi All,

    Just to keep you in the loop, we recently sold our house and are moving to the South Island on Jan 6th. This is a big move from the upper North Island of New Zealand to the lower South Island. It's been a mad scramble to prepare for this but so far so good! I have been scarce at times, but with most of the move prep finally done I am now getting back into my inbox and APUG help desk queue. Things should start clearing over the next few days (sorry for the delays if you've been waiting for assistance). We'll be driving to Dunedin which will take us around 6-7 days. I have full mobile capabilities and will be checking in regularly. We should be settled down there around the 15th of Jan. Our moderator team is available for any emergencies or forum support.

    I'm looking forward to being in the South Island and rebuilding a darkroom at the new place :smile:

    Thanks,
    Sean
     
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    Wish you the best in the coming days, don't throw that back out; but be sure to break in that G2!
     
  3. Sean

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    It's trying it's best not to cooperate :sad:

    Fully stocked with HP5 and ready to go :smile:

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    Going to shoot at 250 and dev with perceptol.
     
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    Good luck with the move, Sean!
     
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    Good luck Sean... hope all goes well.
     
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    Good luck with everything, Sean. We'll be patient.
     
  7. Sean

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    Just an update, the move is going well and the road trip is in progress. We're currently in Taupo for another day then on to Wellington. From there it's Kaikoura then Ashburton, then Dunedin.
     
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    Best wishes Sean, I hope you and your family are very happy in your new home.
     
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    Best of luck with your move, Sean. Here's wishing you a happy and safe transition to Dunedin!
     
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    Hi All,

    We are now moved into our temporary rental home and I'm just starting to get back on line. It's been hectic and a long journey. Dunedin is in a jaw dropping region, especially when you venture out to the Otago Peninsula and surrounding areas.

    I should be caught up with email and helpdesk over the next 3-4 days. Thanks!

    Sean
     
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    Photos... we demand photos! :D

    Good to hear the move went well.
     
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    Soon as things settle I'll be spending a lot of time walking Dunedin city with my rangefinder, can't wait :smile:
     
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    Dunedin - it's not the end of the world but you can see it from there. Good luck and be sure to report back after your first winter!
     
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    Just an update. I have definitely underestimated the time involved to move islands and find a new house. It seems all our time the last couple weeks has been searching and viewing houses. We're starting to feel the burn but it looks like we have found a place, so fingers crossed the saga ends in the next few days. I am sorry about the lack of attention to the PUG these past couple weeks, this will change as soon as humanly possible.

    Thanks,
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    Well said, Dunedin can be cold!! But then again even Wellington's weather got to me quickly.

    I found Dunedin to be surreal in a way. It's like this city that pops out of nowhere and all of these people are there - and if one is familiar with South Island, ignoring CC, they'll probably know what I mean.
     
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    No need to refrigerate your materials down here :smile:
     
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    Every cloud has a silver lining!......ATb:D
     
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    *update...

    Ok, we're moved in to the new place. After moving islands, finding a rental, moving to rental, finding a house then jumping through endless hoops to own said house and moving a second time, I don't think we'll be doing this again for a looooong time. Still unpacking and starting to make a dent. My office is almost back in action (hopefully back on my primary workstation tomorrow), and internet will be hooked up Friday. Until then it's spotty access via mobile phone tether. Biggest discovery in Dunedin so far = Llama fur clothing will keep you nice and toasty, this stuff seems to be 3x what wool is :smile:
     
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    Forgive me! :whistling:

    And it does not leave you feeling sheepish.