And the next trip has been in its planning stages ever since about then. Originally it was going to involve a fairly leisurely drive to Christchurch over the new year break; driving up via Dunedin and probably back via Wanaka. Then relatives got involved and it became a possible trip to Nelson at the start of December. Then a fairly more likely week's trip to Nelson and back in mid to late November. Now it's going to be a fairly frantic trip to Nelson and back (hopefully via Christchurch) in the first week of November. If the plan changes again I'll probably find out that I've already been on the trip and got back home and haven't even noticed yet.
Somewhere, Zeno must be laughing his head off.