It has seemed like a long trip back since May, but finally we are here! We have been here a little over two weeks, and trying to get into a routine.
The first week was exciting, exhausting and at times overwhelming. A lot of things came at us at a pretty rapid pace, but it is now finally settling down a bit. We first painted and cleaned our new home, then shopped for furnishings and all the household items you need to set up house. We didn’t bring any of that with us, so that was a challenge, getting at least enough to get started! The previous tenants had written on the walls with permanent marker and it was a challenge to get it all covered up. Many many coats of primer and paint has covered most of it but there are still a few places you can see some of it, I think with a couple more coats of paint it will be gone.
Almost everything seems to be challenging here – getting water, heating water, cooking, internet! And then there is a culture so very different from our own, and the different language! My body aches, and I am ready to go to bed by 6pm every night! The last few days have been restful, and we are so thankful for the people around us that have been so much help!
Before & After: