|"A New Home" 7"x 5" watercolor ©2014|
I mentioned last week the understanding of Paul and Gemma who we rented the room from while we were apartment hunting. This week, it is their next door neighbor, Evelyn, that gets our thanks.
Due to all the stress, Jeff and I were having a rather heated discussion about why the oven wasn't cooking our pizza. We were in the house alone at the time and didn't think anyone would hear us. Of course, it really wasn't about the pizza, but that doesn't stop a good argument to blow off some general frustration.
Imagine our chagrin when we hear a gentle little knock at the kitchen door and a ladies voice asking "are you ok?...would you like some tomatoes & cucumbers for your lunch?" Embarrassed, we opened the door and met Evelyn, who regularly does some yard work for her neighbors Paul & Gemma.
We introduced ourselves and apologized for being so loud. She bravely invited us for dinner the next evening. I'm not certain I would want to invite unknown people who had just been loudly arguing into my home! We had a lovely dinner and met her husband and daughter. Over the next few weeks, she introduced us to the wonderful Te Papa museum, took us for a drive up Mount Victoria, and then saved us a bunch of money and stress by helping us move all our luggage to our apartment. What a gem!
The cat is Puggles, the family pet, and we happened to catch her napping at the house one afternoon. I had Jeff get a snapshot of her on his iPod. I thought she represented how we felt, we had finally found a box in New Zealand to call our home!