Fingers crossed for you guys, it is not easy, but the blue sky's and warm sun do help.
We arrived April last year, and did not encounter rain and grey sky's like this, well not on this scale.
The weather will probably stop you doing things, i know i haven't been down the beach for months now, a little thing i know but it helps relax.
The kids settle, yes they miss friends, but give it time and see who keeps mailing and calling then you will find out who the real friends are.
All the best for the next 10 months, the shipping companys will still be there, spend that money on seeing more of Aus instead!!!!
Great advice Mik