Q: When are you leaving?
A: Well now, this is an excellent question. Our tickets say April 15th. We don’t have our visas yet, but we’re confident we’ll get them in time. Or not. Regardless, we will sleep somewhere other than 3902
Q: Provided the visa thing works out, where will you be?
A: We’ll be living in
Q: Tell me more about the sheep thing. Are there really that many?
A: For a little perspective, the entire human population of
Q: How about Lord of the Rings? How will that mega-blockbuster be affecting your lives?
A: Well, we will be living in a Hobbit Hole.
Q: Okay, so what are you going to be doing there, anyway?
A1: Ian is going to be working as a fish population modeler for NIWA, which, sexy as it sounds, doesn’t actually involve him wearing different outfits and sashaying around on runways. Rather, he’s most likely to be sitting in front of a computer writing statistical programs.
A2: Calin is looking forward to a new career as a kept woman.
A3: Spackle is going to live with Grammy and Grumpy (aka Liz and Marsh), where he will be spoiled rotten and (we hope) won’t notice we’re gone. We’re trying not to think about it too much.
Q: What’s the time difference?
A: Only three hours, although it’s really 21 hours.
A: Of course! We’re planning to have a couple extra bedrooms to facilitate overlaps. We expect to be that popular.
Q: Uh, how long can I expect to be in a plane for the privilege?
A: 13 hours from