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Genesis 1:3

Well, damn. Looking at electrical standards, transformers, and the like I now have a handle on what we can convert by various means vs. what would have to ditched if I get the job. There is an amusing irony that what is the oldest, most-common, and simplest bit of electic technology is the biggest problem. My studio lights, our opaue projector, light-box, slide-projector, and every lamp we have aren't worth taking because replacement bulbs/tubes wouldn't be available locally. The lowly light-blub is the biggest problem.

Little things like the coffee-maker are no-brainers — they cost less to replace than the cost of the transformer. Likewise the big things and those that are easy to convert like the sewing machine, the computers, my wide-format photo-printer are also no-brainers — they are either so easy to convert or so well-worth it for the transformer. Some of the other appliances like the microwave, the dishwasher, some of the stereo components will be a toss-up whether it is better to use a transformer or just replace them. Those will depend on how the shipping works out. I'm thinking at this point everything will fit an a 20′ shipping container and 100 Kg one way or the other won't matter much.

Then there are the cats... that's not complicated at all :-/ (but be damned if they aren't coming with us!).


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Feb. 14th, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)
That's what I thought, but it's a little more complicated than that. The crux of it is they have to test for sufficient rabies antibodies and the test has to be verifiable which includes microchipping the cats ensure their identity and the lab and vet invovlved meeting certain standards, followed by a quarantine in New Zealand that has to happen in one of only four certified quarantines, only one of which is anywhere near Wellington.
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Feb. 14th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
Yup. The only thing I really mind is the 30-day quarantine. But it is just as well, I guess, since we'd need to stay in a hotel for at least that long to find a place and wait for our things to show up by boat.
Feb. 14th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
Don't worry about the power... everything will just run faster and brighter ;-)
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