That's it: the house deposit money has left our bank account. There is nothing else left to pay, nothing else to sign. The only things we need to do are:
Monday: final house inspection before handover.
Tuesday: get the keys and start moving in.
I left Europe on 7 March 2009 and arrived in Queenstown 9 March 2009. I had a backpack with all the necessary belongings in it; on a year-long sabbatical from university, single, fit. Almost to the day eight years down the track I am (finally!) moving into my very own home, married, with two children and approximately 32 cubic metres worth of furniture and a bit of belly flap.
Four more sleeps.