Do you want the good news or the bad news?

If you are anything like me you will want the bad news first. I am a pessimist by nature and prefer to save the good news for last.

Starting today Cam is back in the High Court for up to four weeks depending on how the trial goes. The battle royale starts today. More than a year ago both Cam and I were at the High Court defending another case and one that the judge has STILL not ruled on.

As of today, we will have been waiting 493 days for a judgement. We were denied a jury trial because we were told it would take too long and that a judge only trial would be quicker. That has not turned out to be the case.

The recommended time for a judge to rule on a case is within 3 months and the maximum recommended time is 6 months. I guess we should be chuffed that we will be in the Guinness book of world records for the longest wait for a judgement in New Zealand history. ( I don’t know if that is actually true but I assure you all that it certainly feels like it)

It certainly feels very bizarre to be back in the high court for a second case when the first case from over a year ago has still not concluded.

This time around I will not be able to accompany Cam as I was only a part-timer back then but I work full time, seven days a week for the blog now. A lot has changed on the blog since our last court case and the good news is that we now have an amazing Whaleoil team of writers who will be stepping up to fill the time slots that Cam usually fills.

Last time Cam was able to do some posts because we rented an apartment that was walking distance from the court so there was no long commute to and from the court each day. In fact, we spent our 25th Wedding Anniversary there. This time around Cam will be doing the long commute between the city and Whangaparaoa each day instead. If the case goes for the full 4 weeks Cam will be spending his 50th birthday in court but it is not all bad because on his birthday we will announce the winner of the Premium Meat box!

I know from our last experience that Cam will be mentally, physically and emotionally drained at the end of each week so I have done a Jacinda and made a Captain’s Call. I have put my foot down and told him that he is not to write on the weekends until the case is over. The stress has caused half of his face to periodically freeze up as he is still not fully recovered from the illness that had him on morphine and in bed for a month. When stressed and tired one eye partially shuts and he has a whole Quasimoto thing going on. I have told him to rest on the weekends and that we will all just have to cope without him.

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