OK, that's in part because I was working on the KoC website design last night. I believe I have it where I want it, and will hopefully be loading it where people can see it tonight.
But otherwise, not much. I do, however, have some pictures.
Stuart and I walked into downtown Milford (about a 10 minute walk) to get some wine for the party tonight. Here, for your perusal, is what downtown Milford looks like:
It is, by the way, one of the richer suburbs - we were comparing it to Palo Alto. One in every 5 shops seems to deal in real estate.
Since the weather cleared up for a bit, we also took the 2 block walk from the house to the beach. It was high tide, so there wasn't a huge amount of beach, but there was still a view. Here's Rangitoto island:
And here's the beach the other way, with a bonus Stuart:
As I said, it was high tide - we actually got caught by some waves. I'm presently hoping my pants get out of the dryer before the guests arrive...
On a completely different note, I thought I'd point out some of the minor "foreign" things here. The "driving on the left side of the road" is more disturbing that one might think - especially in crossing the street. But even minor things like electrical power can feel a little weird.
Here's what appears to be a typical light switch (I've only been in so many places...):
Contrary to what might be your expectation, this is the "off" position. Here's a fairly typical power socket:
They're frequently just single sockets rather than double, but this is typical enough. The switches are completely standard (Stuart didn't manage to charge his laptop at the hotel because he neglected to turn the socket on). In this case, the top socket is on, while the lower one is off.
Sigh. My clothes are still in the dryer, and at least one couple has shown up for the party. Time to be social in my PJs, I guess...