Wednesday, January 7, 2009
A 2-year-old with Jet Lag
Fun times. Finally, a little bit of normalcy has returned with an internet connection. Really, what did we do before we could vacation at the world wide web? We have been here in Switzerland a few days. A few slightly painful days. No furniture, no internet, no Texas sunshine. We haven't seen the sun since we've gotten here. It's been very chilly (below freezing each day).
I've been driving like a European already. I have my little VW Golf hatchback. I told Dave this isn't going to be permanent :) Thank you, dad, for teaching me to drive a stick shift. I'll forever be grateful to that little green VW bug teaching me how to back up a hill using the hand brake.
I guess the hardest part right now is sleeping. Pretty much every night we push ourselves until 9 or 10pm, but like clockwork we wake up around midnight not to fall asleep again until 5am. Maya included. Any suggestions? I'm just trying to get us on a normal schedule right now.
Dave has started work. He works next door to the United Nations and can hear the protestors yelling outside expressing their distaste for Israel.
We've had to take out a small loan here to afford groceries. I can hardly bring myself to buy stuff. A girl at work told me I can get groceries cheaper in France, but I haven't ventured the Golf that far yet. Sharla, up for an across-the-border adventure when you get here?
Sad news is that our air shipment has been delayed. It will be at least another week without our stuff. How do you cook a hot dog with one pot? Hmmm.
Enough of the negative aspects though. Next post will be pictures of our house and hopefully some sunshine!