Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Home is still sweet.

Is home still as sweet when it moves 254 miles?

So far, it looks promising! I hope to know the answer for sure very soon. Right now, I am still buried in boxes and slightly overwhelmed with being a foreigner at home.

Here are the facts:

  • 65 is the new 55. (Miles per hour.)
  • U-turns are scary but necessary around here.
  • The mover/packer said, "I packed a lot of books."
  • Today (four days after arrival) I experienced my first 20 minutes of silence with the boys in the house. Upon investigation, I discovered that they had unpacked the first box of books.
  • I can't get a library card without a current driver's license or a bill from my residence, of which I have none. Yet.
  • I have gone backwards considerably in Internet service...I hope this blog post uploads before midnight.
  • Our vehicles must pass inspections before we can acquire local tags. I hope ours pass.
  • I wanted to shout for joy when I found out that I don't have to take a test to get a new driver's license.
  • Equal parts baking soda and Borax plus a few pinches of ground cloves works like magic to deodorize old carpet.
  • An advantage to not knowing anyone nearby is that we are able to focus on our family without many distractions. However, I doubt this will be the case for long because we have already met several very nice locals and have promises to be introduced to more.


Anonymous said...

I have been praying that God would bless you all in the move, and miss you guys already!

AMAY said...

So glad to hear things are going well. We are praying for a easy and peaceful settling in for y'all. 20 minutes of quiet....worth packing and moving a LOT of books!!