we managed to get a part furnished rental 6 weeks after arriving, we moved in the same day our gear landed, but most of it stayed in the garage (we didn't ship too much)
We looked at shipping very little, but the cost for boxes tools etc was just to high compared to half a container. My only regret, not bringing more gear...... the start up costs here can soon go through the roof. For instance the car market is not the same over here.
I think it's only natural for one half of the partnership to have a WOBBLE. The job market should buck up soon, the weekends paper was already screaming about houses prices rising due to a shortage because of lack of building over the last 12 months blah blah.
Big decision, all part of the adventure.