Friday, November 13, 2020

DAY FOURTEEN QUARANTINE - AUCKLAND

 After yesterday's most alarming and annoying news about a positive Covid case in an apartment building next to this Hotel, I was a bit concerned there might be negative repercussions for those of us about to LEAVE here.

Like having to stay and have another Covid test, just to be sure we were 'safe' for release.

But I've not heard a thing, so I am presuming that my departure at 6 pm today is still ON.

As you can imagine, I hardly slept last night.

All I wanted to do was get up and pack up.  Get myself ready to GO.

YES.... I've still got hours to wait, but it's gunna happen TODAY.

BLACK FRIDAY of all days!

It's going to be my best Black Friday ever.

DOGSTARS:  Hey chick, I've found those 'naughty word' Christmas Ornaments on Trade Me here in New Zealand, with a $4 postal cost, so am sorry, but I won't be ordering yours after all.

Good luck selling them over in your country, they are super awesome.

So. Last night I was sitting on the couch, chatting to Stew over the computer; and I glance to my right:

ABOVE: And two things enter my head immediately.

1.  OMG I need a new mouse pad!

2.  OMG I've got OCD.  Check out how EVERYTHING is lined up exactly the same!

I don't even realise I'm doing it.

I worry myself.  


And that's me for now.

Time to go and start the final packing!

ONWARD...

Oh and in case you are wondering... NO.  I got virtually NO sleep last night.


I'm gunna rip that sucker off the wall... RIGHT NOW.

 Fuck Flake Christmas Decoration New Item Icon Ping.
Purchased:
 Thu 12 Nov 5:30 pm
Reference #:
 P192390324


creightr (266 266 positive feedback)
geckobydesign@gmail.com

ABOVE:  The Trade Me seller of the Naughty Word Christmas Decoration.

10.21 am:  I have had a lovely, hour long soak in the bath.
Then I packed up all my stuff... except fridge contents. They will be at the last minute.
Then I put some face on, me clothes on....

ABOVE:  And NOW... I'm ready.
Just have to twiddle me thumbs for... 7.5 hours.

1.13 pm:  I went down to the Lobby walking area, thinking I'd so some walking to kill time.
But the most annoying thing kept happening!
My knickers kept falling off me butt.  Grrrr.
So I had to go back to my room.  Didn't want them sliding all the way down to me shoes!
Every pair of knickers I have with me are too big... luckily I have plenty more at home in smaller sizes.

4 hours and 45 minutes to go!  Just have to get my final health check here in my room, then I can get a luggage trolley brought up in readiness for my ESCAPE    DEPARTURE!

2.48 pm:  It's so weird.  I'm feeling nervous!  Of what?  No idea.
Just want everything to go smoothly with my release from here.
There is no worries about the latest Covid Case affecting my release now either.  She was infected elsewhere.

I don't think I have ever had time go so damn slowly!  
I'm trying to just relax and listen to my music, but all the last minute things I have to do keep running through my head.

Health check.
Empty fridge.
Pack up computer.
DON'T forget power cords!
Get a trolley for luggage.

Suitcases X's 3.
Handbag.
Phone.
Groceries.

DOUBLE CHECK I've got everything.  


I'M GUNNA SEE MY DARLING SOON!!!


4.05 pm...

ABOVE:  The ALL IMPORTANT Final Health Check is DONE.
Now I have done everything I HAVE to ... I can leave at 6 pm.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COUNTING DOWN FOR ME?  Just a bit cute.

10.23 pm: AND... I'm home in Hamilton.
Safe and sound.  And so, so tired.
I'm not going to add anything else tonight, I will do an update of this evening, tomorrow.

ABOVE:  A lady outside the Hotel kindly took this photo of us.  Back together again.

86 comments:

  1. I am actually glad you found them locally. The cost of shipping is equal to the cost of the ornaments! No worries!
    Happy Happy Day! Today!

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  2. Anonymous6:22 AM

    Lol how did I know youd be up this early? No more sleeps. This WILL be your last day in that place. I admire you for the sacrifices you made for your mum. So many people wouldn't Chris. Love and hugs.

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  3. Anonymous7:05 AM

    Yay! Nearly home!!!
    Can you please post a link for those Christmas decorations on trademe?

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    1. DONE... on the blog right now.

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  4. Woo hoo, only a few more hours til you can get the biggest hugs form Stew and the family. You deserve a medal for all you have gone through. You are one of the strongest women I know. I am so happy and proud of what you have achieved. I know it hasn't been an easy road to travel and there will no doubt be many tears of relief that it's over. Take care over the weeks to come and be kind to yourself as you find a new normal settling back into life at home. Be proud of what you have done but also allow yourself to grieve for your loss and all the changes. Thinking of you getting excited about being able to get out of quarantine and back home. I can almost hear you saying at 6pm "I'm f*****g out of here at full speed" 😜😂😘

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  5. Yeeeehaaaaaaaaa, I can see the revs building up and the smoke on your feet as you "exit the building" - yay you!!!

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  6. Yahoo the day has finally arrived for you to walk out that door into the arms of your loved ones Chris. Jenny has said it so well. Take of yourself. xxx

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  7. Happy "Hug your husband" day!!!!! The sun is shining and this is all at an end :)

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  8. These will be the longest 7 hours ever! OMG - do you have a film crew ready to film the Hug with Stew?

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  9. Yay! I bet Stew is just as excited as you! I love that dress xx

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  10. Squeeze in a cat nap this afternoon as you will be full on when you get back to Hamilton x

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  11. You look lovely :-)

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  12. Tonight you get to sleep in your very own bed next to your favourite person in the whole world.

    You have done an amazing thing and I doubt many of us would have coped as well as you have.

    I still expect photos of your meals ---- with 10/10 scores!

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  13. So happy for you that this day has finally arrived.

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  14. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Chris you look beautiful but with a smile you'd be 200%. I love that dress on you. It matches your personality. Cant wait till 6pm. Let us know you're out ok. Kj

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  15. Anonymous12:40 PM

    Do they come to your room to escort you off the premises or do you go down to the lobby?

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    1. There is a final health check done in my room, then at 6 pm I can go down to Level 1 (Vincent Street Entrance) and meet Stew. I'm not allowed to go down until Stew is waiting there for me.

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    2. Anonymous2:15 PM

      Woohoo then freedom at last!

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  16. I am counting down the hours with you - enjoy your day (onwards from 6pm). So glad for you that you are outta there!

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  17. what a long journey you have had over the last few months. Enjoy reuniting with the family and FREEDOM!!!! xxxxxx

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  18. It's 6 o' clock somewhere. Unfortunately that somewhere is in Minnesota USA. A while for you ! But a bit past 6 pm here and I am thinking of you and can't wait for you to be able to be FREE!

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    1. But it's still yesterday in the USA!

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  19. I wish i had that problem with my knickers.........Maternity leave and eating.....

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  20. Yay...the big escape...ooops sorry departure. So happy for you.
    Loving that dress on you Chris, its a happy dress.
    Bring on 6pm and Fuck off out of there time.

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  21. You look gorgeous in that dress love the colours not long now I’m sure Stew will arrive earlier hugs tears and laughter probably followed by more tears....
    Blondie

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  22. 3 hrs to go..wahoo about ya knickers.

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  23. Less than 3hours to go now Chris, i feel so excited and it aint even me!

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  24. Anonymous3:28 PM

    2 hours 36 minutes now Chris. So excited. You're not nervous, you've got butterflies because you're going to see the love of your life for the first time in a long time. That's awesome about your new knickers falling down. You could have slipped them over your shoes and carried on. Your butt must be shrinking!!! So excited for you.

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  25. Anonymous3:49 PM

    Hahahahaha you should go commando if your gruts are too big Stew would love it 💙💙😉 2 hours 10 minutes by my calculations George's Mum.

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  26. You look great in your dress. Its very pretty! Wont be long now and you will be in your man's arms!

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  27. 1 hour 53 minutes!

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  28. Anonymous4:18 PM

    1 hour and 40 minutes.... and counting
    #Lacy 💙

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  29. I'm sorry but I have a visual of your knickers falling down around your ankles in the lobby! You must have lost a sh*tload of weight, silver linings huh? So excited for you and your escape, yep call it that 'cause that's what it is. Thank you for sharing this journey with all of us, you have coped so well with everything. If you fall in a heap when you get home (grief) you will be well supported by your lovely family.

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  30. Ha ha ha im counting down to 6pm for two reasons - 1) You get to see your darling Stew and 2) Daddy will be home at 6pm so this mumma gets a rest from dirty nappys!

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  31. Anonymous4:32 PM

    Time to unpack and get the sewing kit out and put a few stitches in the knickers to keep them up
    Dee

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    1. Oh hell no! They are going in the bin. I have plenty of smaller ones waiting for me to 'fit' again! OR... I could just buy some lovely new ones eh?

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    2. Anonymous4:59 PM

      Buy new ones, I just didn’t want your current ones to fall down when you run to hug Stew again lol
      Dee

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    3. Anonymous5:01 PM

      oh heck no lol 😂 she wants to get home tonight and not be arrested for indecent behaviours 😂 🤣
      #Lacy 💙

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  32. Are you out yet? It's almost 10 pm. You get out at 11 pm. Just in time for me to go to bed! No wonder I often miss "half" your posts. Anything that happens to you after 5 pm, I often don't see. I will be checking tomorrow though. So keeep posting!

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  33. Anonymous5:00 PM

    One Hour 💙 💋 😁 😊
    #Lacy 💙

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  34. Anonymous5:01 PM

    One hour or sounds better 60 minutes 💙💙

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  35. Just realised we share the same middle name!!! Yay!!!

    Oh golly, I have butterflies for you! PAROLED!!! YES!!! Enjoy your lovely little bit of quiet time with Stew. You'll sleep like a baby tonight! <3

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  36. Less than 1hour now.

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  37. 38 minutes and counting for you ... O hope Stew has a good spot at the front of the "collections" queue 🙂

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  38. Anonymous5:26 PM

    38 minutes!!! You are a wonderful friend to all and I think you're a hero for going through this. I would be a cot case. Enjoy your evening and your return home to the family. Lots of hugs with that teddy bear Stew. Love to you both. Karen j

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  39. Kiwionholidays5:31 PM

    25 mins to go
    Just saying like 👍

    💐💐
    Cheers 🥂

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  40. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Less than half an hour 😁😊💙💋
    #Lacy 💙

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  41. 20 mins!!!!
    Enjoy your freedom
    Blondie x

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  42. Anonymous5:45 PM

    If I have the time difference correct, you will be "out" in about 16 minutes! I imagine you are packing up your groceries at this very minute!

    All the best to you and your family.

    A Fan in Canada

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  43. 11 mins 💜💜

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  44. 10 mins to go😘💞

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  45. 10 mins god I can’t wait I can’t imagine your nerves....
    Blondie

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  46. Anonymous5:52 PM

    8 minutes.... omg Ma your nearly out xx xxxx 💙💋❤️💜
    #Lacy 💙

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  47. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Are you home yet? Are you home yet? Lol

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  48. *Squeals* ...5 minutes to go!!! So excited for you ... * *f r e e d o m * *

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  49. Knock knock Stews here surely ......
    Blondie

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  50. 6pm ... I hope you've got your running shoes on and are heading for the exit. Have a fantastic evening and homecoming 😃

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  51. Anonymous6:02 PM

    6pm YEA YA
    YOUR OUT 💙 💙 💙 💙
    #LACY 💙💜❤️💚

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  52. I AM NOT OUT YET! I'm still waiting for my luggage to be taken downstairs!!!!! OMG so very frustrated.

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  53. Ohhhh noooooo
    Come on people ok Chris breathe ring reception tell them to hurry up lol
    Blondie

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  54. Tell them to just leave you a trolley and you'll push the damn trolley down with your luggage on it yourself
    😊

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  55. Freeeeeeeeeeeeedom!!!!! Hope you have a great night 🥰

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  56. I AM OUT! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CARED ABOUT ME!

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    1. Yippee FREEDOM!!!

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    2. Yay yay yay...hug time

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    3. Yessss, finally! This was quite a countdown here in the comments! 😁

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    4. Awesome!!!!! 😊 so happy for you 😊

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  57. Anonymous6:25 PM

    Wicked news. Kj

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  58. Yeah!!!! 😊😊😊😊😊

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  59. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  60. Anonymous6:31 PM

    Yay!!!

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  61. So Happy for you xxxx

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  62. Fantastic Chris!!

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  63. Beautiful photo which says so much. Glad you are home.

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  64. Yay! Home sweet home x

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  65. I cried when I saw the photo xxx

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  66. Gorgeous photo of you and Stu. New beginnings after a tough few months for you both. Take care. Cheers Glenys

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  67. So pleased for you. Finally home.

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  68. Anonymous12:37 AM

    Brilliant ! Lovely pic of you both, reunited at last. Enjoy spending time catching up with all the family.
    Jane G

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  69. Oh that photo brought tears to my eyes. Back together again sniff sniff
    Happy home coming

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  70. Thank the lord I was called into work 6.45pm until 1.45 am!!! I have just showered and caught up!
    Blondie

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  71. Glad you made it to FREEDOM! Have a wonderful time settling in back home.

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  72. Anonymous6:50 AM

    So happy for you!!! What an experience you've been through. Sending wishes of relaxation and love.
    XO ~Nicole in CA

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  73. YEAH!! You've been sprung :)

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