For my nine elapsed days away, a full three of those days were spent traveling. That really does suck.
Arrived back in NZ very early Monday morning. Quickly through immigration to spend ages waiting at the baggage carousal. There ended up being about 20 people still waiting for luggage. My guess is that the baggage handlers missed a pile and eventually found it. Anyway after finally getting my bag I headed through customs to the domestic transfer desk. The line was huge, and I only had an hour before my flight left. Last time we waited at the domestic transfer desk we got told that there wasn't enough time to get our luggage transferred and we had to make our own way to the domestic terminal. Well, this time I didn't feel like waiting for half an hour to be told to go away, so I decided just to walk to the domestic terminal.
Rachel and the girls were waiting at the airport and it was wonderful to see them again.
Yesterday afternoon we finally got the central heating working. Oh boy it feels good! This morning it did feel too hot, so we went around turning the radiators down. There is another cold snap on the way, so I'm really happy.
I seem to have moved completely back into NZ time already with just feeling a little more tired in the evening than usual.