Sunday, March 30, 2008

settling in

It took us a good 3 days to adjust to the 9 hour time difference, recover from the 27 hours of travel, and to catch up on weeks of sleep deprivation from trying to pack up everything to ship and get the house ready ready for it’s new inhabitants: Kate, Jeremy and little Max. Whew!

It’s been just over two weeks since we got here. We’re having a nice time, enjoying the weather, the long Easter weekend, and (me) getting my bearings. I can’t tell east from west, north from south but I made one successful drive to the grocery store nearby. Drivers are fine they just drive on the wrong side of the road! It seems quite orderly, especially after hearing about driving in Nairobi and Freetown. No thank you. I’ll need much much more practice with navigation, especially since Owen’s new school is on the absolute other side of town from our new digs in Jesmondine. We are currently staying in Kabulanga.

The kids are enjoying Viv's swingset, pool, trampoline, play-dough, books, cats, dog, and...her company! Will she miss Finny's plaintive morning cry from our house to theirs? "Hi, Viv! Hi, Viv? Where's Viv? We go with Viv on the jump-jump?" (at 6:30am?) We're anxious to get settled in our new place but this has been fantastic as far as transitions! Many thanks to John and Amara.

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