This has been a crazy two weeks. So many changes since I left Yuzhno – and more to come. Between jet lag, a cold, and very spotty internet service, this blog has been close to my mind and heart, but very far away from my fingers, I’m afraid.
I arrived back on a very sunny Saturday morning. I was exhausted, but it was too nice a day to stay inside. While I’ve been gone, David has been exploring the paths and walk ways close to home……I must say it sure looks different than it did with 4 feet of snow.
I am amazed by the growth here…… so many plants – so tall – so green. I don’t think I have ever seen so many different plants with huge leaves.Many that I recognize and still more that I don’t. David said that it really hasn’t rained here that much, and he can’t see how things can be so lush. I think the soil has a high clay content, so the humidity and misty weather help to keep things going.
As well as trying to get resettled here, we have been busy arranging a move into a townhouse the beginning of July – now that our sea freight has arrived. I had a walk through last week, and I’ve been wondering ever since how it will all fit in. Only one spare room here, although I’m sure I can rearrange my sewing room to accommodate a mattress for extra guests. Moving date is next Wednesday, so I guess I will see then how it will work.
The new house will be far from my beloved park, but quite close to lots of other Expats. It will be good to have people to talk to and to do things with. And I understand that there are lots of walking paths close by as well – and a hiking group to boot.