In case anyone is keeping tabs on my mindset, here's the story today. We're still living in our new, very empty, 'partially' (which is a generous statement to say the least) furnished home, awaiting the arrival of our household goods shipment. I am now thoroughly convinced that our stuff is somewhere at the bottom of the Black Sea. It's been 9 weeks, 4 days and some odd hours since it left Bangkok. Sigh.
For now, a hydranga from our yard has found a nice home in a former pasta sauce jar, sitting atop our wobbly makeshift kitchen table.