Never Gonna Pay Back the Favours by Adam Shand

Everyone has been so nice it's ridiculous.

  • Rebecca, Paul, Malcolm and Mike helped me get the job with Weta Digital.
  • Weta mostly paid for us to move here.
  • James was graceful about me giving less than a week's notice.
  • John was good about taking on the extra work.
  • The Personal Telco board understood me bailing a month early on my presidential commitments (in the middle of an election).
  • Gene and Tara let us (repeatedly) abuse their hospitality.
  • The whole Seattle crew came down to see us off.
  • Everyone bought our cheap stuff (apologies to Lori, who bought the Explorer which apparently died the day after we left the country).
  • Our landlady helped us squeak out with less than 30 days notice.
  • Rudy and Marianne didn't lynch me for dragging their daughter to the other side of the world.
  • When we arrived, Mike, Rebecca and Tomek picked us up at the airport and took us out for breakfast.
  • My parents flew up from Dunedin to help us get settled when we first arrived.
  • Rebecca and Tomek let us stay with them and borrow their car.
  • Michelle is loaning us her car.
  • Mike says he'll help us find our own car, and everyone is finding spare stuff that we can use to fill our mostly empty house.

I don't know how my parents did this twice with me and my sister in tow. Thank you to everyone who helped!

journal posted on 20 Jul 2003 in #loving, #travelling & #working

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