SO! We have now signed our contract with Earthsong for our apartment, had it witnessed by a JP and first thing Monday morning it goes into an express post envelope to New Zealand. We have approval in principle for our loan, settlement for the sale of our Hurstbridge house WILL be going through this Friday (19th May) and all we need to do now is get a cheque for NZ$60,000 for our deposit. Yay! things are actually really really happening. Craig will be able to give notice soon and start working for himself again (which is really really great), and within about 2 months from now we will be compleatly ready to leave at the drop of a hat (our appartment will be ready in 7 months).