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Offline Shirls

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2009, 09:34:53 am »
 :blush: :blush: :blush: sorry pudding preggy brain there ... it is just the 2 of us for now! Baby arrives next week, then we will see how we go!

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2009, 10:05:36 am »
Thanx guys I have a feeling that we will be ok, one good thing about immigration is you start with a clean slate as in no dept. Neither of us smokes or drink alchahol, Troy has a beer once in a blue moon and normally only socially. And my maiden name was DRUMMOND-HAY so Scottish blood and all I am very used to turning pennies around and around again.
We do not live an extravagant lifestyle and Troy is a real Boer he likes good wholesome cooking none of the fancy stuff " Vlies rys en ardtapples" I am sure everyone that has read my posts know that I fight to find every cent . When we sell our house we will have a bit of money to see us through the first few months while looking for employment and to buy 2 small cars (yes Troy has been living on the car sites) and G*d willing   :pray: once he starts working we will be ok. My children are both teenagers so will not require day care and hopefully I can stay a house wife.
I could probably go back to nursing or work at a lab again but I would prefer to be home for my kids
We shall just have to see what we shall see; coming back is not an option for us so we will make it. Not because we can’t come back but simply because my children need to have some kind of prospects for their future.
I have a few things up my sleeve to do from home so who knows.  ;)
Lovies
Marcia
EOI submitted   13-01-09
EOI selected     28-01-09
ITA recieved     09-02-09
ITA submitted   24-06-09
ITA lodged       26-06-09
CO assigned     28-09-09
WTR approved  14-05-2010
Arrived 01-07-2010
PR March 2011
5 YEARS TODAY 01-07-2015

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2009, 10:05:36 am »

Offline JAMOMA

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2009, 10:48:43 am »
Thanks to everyone.

It is wonderful how such a simple question, turned into such a
great post.

I think it gave a good perspective on things for many of us (not just me)
still here in SA.

The opinions are so different!

Thanks
Jenny


EOI submitted - 14/7/2009
EOI selected   - 15/7/2009
EOI withdrawn - 21/10/2009
EOI submitted  - 22/10/2009 (round 2)
EOI selected    - 4/11/2009
ITA sub  -  21/12/2009
PR - 7/9/2010

Offline Harm

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2009, 11:12:16 am »
Once again the value of this forum has been proven. Enough feedback and different points of view for any one to make an informed decision. O0

Offline JAMOMA

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2009, 08:00:01 am »
Well in the end he did not get the job in Auckland - company employed a kiwi.

But he did hear from the company in Hamilton this morning and they said
"welcome on board"  :yippee: :cheering: :party:

Now for the WP application  :heeha:


EOI submitted - 14/7/2009
EOI selected   - 15/7/2009
EOI withdrawn - 21/10/2009
EOI submitted  - 22/10/2009 (round 2)
EOI selected    - 4/11/2009
ITA sub  -  21/12/2009
PR - 7/9/2010

Offline maanhaarleeu

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2009, 08:22:29 am »
Well done to you guys! I am very glad for you.  :clap:
Auckland NZ, Howick

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2009, 12:17:26 pm »
 :heeha: CONGRATULATIONS!!!  :clap:



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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2009, 12:17:26 pm »

Offline Mongrel Mobster

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2009, 08:09:33 pm »
 :congrats:
Kind regards,

Edwin



Offline SaKiwiBoer

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2009, 12:07:57 am »
Can I say it??  :clap:  :clap: Welcome to CHIEFS country  :clap:  :clap: . Pity it's not the Bay of Plenty but close enough. Congrats. Cheers, SAKB.
21/03/2007-EOI submitted
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"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." (Benjamin Franklin)

Offline JAMOMA

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2009, 06:43:09 am »
Thanks everyone.

We are very happy to move to Hamilton.



EOI submitted - 14/7/2009
EOI selected   - 15/7/2009
EOI withdrawn - 21/10/2009
EOI submitted  - 22/10/2009 (round 2)
EOI selected    - 4/11/2009
ITA sub  -  21/12/2009
PR - 7/9/2010

Offline Nolan

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2009, 08:52:02 pm »
Hamilton it will be then, well done guys :clap:

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2009, 08:46:31 am »
 :clap: Well done! Waikato rules!!! :smitten:
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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2009, 08:46:31 am »

Offline Wayno

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2009, 08:48:55 am »
 :welcome: to Hamilton and  :gl:
The best views are from the point of no return  :peace:

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2009, 12:51:37 am »
Congrats on that! :clap: :clap: :clap:
 :gl:with the WP.
"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."



Offline Clarikdeens

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Re: Can we live on this?
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2009, 01:07:54 am »
Jenny, congratulations to you both. See you soon  :welcome: