on Dec 22nd, 2005
Almost everything arrived in Christchurch in reasonably good shape, including me. One piece of luggage didn’t fare very well, but it was of the nearly disposable variety (5 pieces for $79) and at least it stayed shut. No problems claiming baggage or the car, and I was greeted with a beautiful warm day to boot!
The motel is clean and functional, but having just left a hotel I’m not thrilled about more temporary housing. I’m basically stuck here until the essential supplies show up in the air shipment.
I closed out the evening at xmas party hosted by Mark Nichols, the CTCT general manager. It was nice seeing everyone again, but being a bit jet dazed made it hard to mingle with 50 people.
I now have a cell phone that works here.