Did I mention that it was snowing when I took the dog for a walk early Monday morning? This is the first snow I’ve seen since December 2009 – and for David – December 31, 2006. I thought it would feel worse after getting so acclimatized to the warmth and sunshine of Arabia. I guess I’m tougher than I thought.
Monday morning – David got the joy of taking Snoopy for an early morning walk – and then he went out in search of FOOD. The only edible thing we had in the apartment was coffee grounds – and we discovered to late that we needed paper filters for the coffee maker, so in spite of the tea strainer, we chewed a few grounds. Still, that may be the only thing that got us moving. Luckily, David found a grocery store only 5 minutes or so from home, and he came back with cereal, milk, bread, jam and oranges…… a veritable feast. And then he headed off again in search of a taxi to take him to work for his first day. I was left to try to make order out of the chaos created by four suitcases and two pets in a 26′ by 22′ apartment……..and with not enough sleep.
Great stove – the top is glass with touch pad controls. It gets hot very quickly if on high, but much slower at a low temperature. I had a bit of a fit when I first went to use it as the instructions are ALL in Norwegian. Figured it out though.
We have a long balcony the length of the apartment – and from it we can just see the snowy mountain peaks over the houses. There is a soccer (football here) field right behind our apartment – I thought this was rather unique with the school children getting ready for practise, and a tractor and bucket clearing the snow.
I love the houses and the juxtaposition of tall steep roofs and walls – I think I can see using some of this architecture in my quilts – maybe part of the series that is starting with the French streets.
I think we are going to love living in this country.