Being an immigrant on a work visa, you have only as long as your visa permit to pay off your car loan. This is a bit rough for us, since we are here on a 2 yr visa. A used car worth 15-20 K must have a 4-5K deposit and a monthly car payment of about 800 dollars for 24 months.
Today was Mike's first day at work. He is scheduled to be at work from 8:30-5:30pm daily.
Driving was super scary at first. I drove 15 minutes out of town towars Felding and all the cow and sheep farms before mustering up the courage to turn directions. After trying out a Prius and a Ford Falcon, the kids preferred the Prius. I liked the Falcon, but a smaller car is easier to park places here, and the Prius gets 4.4 to 5 L per 100 km! That's a good gas mileage for a car.
|My Lamb Burger at McD's.|
|Ben goes barefoot like the other Kiwi kids and gives the Hamster Wheel a try at the park.|
At McDonald's, you can order a Lamb Burger!
Tastes a bit like a gyro from back home.