- Rolling water outages by the city have plagued our house for the last 4 weeks (off around 9:30, on around 7 p.m.).
- Daytime rolling power outages seem to be increasing (but don't last for any great length of time).
- On the first day the city left our water on, a HUGE rush of steady water burst through a wall in one of our rooms, quickly sending water that grew to a depth of above our ankles.
- Two (very teeny, extremely fast) mice darted out from under the couch I was sitting on late one evening last week.
- There are no closets in our new home.
- We are living with boxes still yet to be unpacked.
- Our refrigerator quit working (in fairness to it, I'm not sure it ever really worked.)
- I'm fatigued by all of the above.
- We seem to be done with our neighborhood's share of water outages.
- We have a strong and sturdy generator that I know how to use.
- I now know how to shut the water at our house off... I think.
- My kids LOVED splashing around in the indoor wading pool created by the pipe bursting. My five year old said, 'Let's do that again tomorrow.'
- I am completely okay admitting that mice are my kryptonite and equally alright that I turned into a hysterical version of myself for the better part of an hour.
The lack of closets will breed clever design solutions.(Not accurate. That is not yet exactly how I feel about the lack of storage as my entire family's clothing and shoe collections still sit in unpacked boxes.)
- We have a brand-new fridge.
- We have unpacked more than half of the boxes delivered.
- The wine here is delicious. Really delicious.
- I am happy. My family is happy. We are doing this. Once again, forging a way (slowly, but surely) in a completely foreign culture. And, despite the list of cons... it's invigorating.