I'm really missing you guys. We're still in New Zealand, BF1 had to log on for work and husband has piggybacked in. Right now easy child is sitting on the other side of the table,finishing off some business. It costs big bucks to log on down here, while on the move. This is our first, brief, probably only, opportunity. We've been on the move for the past few weeks, North island until last Friday and now we've checked out about half of South Island. difficult child 3 has done almost all the schoolwork allocated but whinged every time we went sightseeing because he says he can't do bookwork in the car. Today we got some packing done - we check out of Wanaka tomorrow. About 11 am BF1 looked u0p & said, "It's raining - hang on, that rain is falling very slowly." First snow he's ever seen. We've been praying for snow for the whole trip - nada. Until this morning. Now it won't flamin' stop! We're socked in. The school next door declared a snow day, might be the same tomorrow. The TV is off, the aerial is too snowed under. Satellite TV is down too. Nada. The local radio station is playing and giving updates. We've eaten everything (except a mountain of gourmet cheese) and are heading out soon for food, fuel and a chat to the cops about the chance of easy child & BF1 getting their plane4 on Saturday. Snow is forecast for the next three days, after absolutely none all month. difficult child 3 has been playing in it all afternoon, he & I played a game of giant chess - in the snow. I know, we're idiots. We'll be home in another week. I'll check in then, in force - nothing will keep me away! Marg, missing you all heaps.