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Lost in Translation

I've realized that it is the small victories that mean a lot at the moment, things like...
  • Making it through a driving trip without anyone shrieking "You're too close!"
  • Actually hitting the turn signal (NOT the windshield wipers) when I want to turn while driving.  (Our windshield is AMAZINGLY clean!)
  • Finding my way to a new location.  You would think since Sydney is a relatively young city that there would be some logic to the way everything is laid out.  That is definitely NOT the case!
  • Managing to make dinner for my family when I don't have a single piece of real silverware yet and only one pan.  Don't be too impressed... dinner was just grilled cheese and cut up fruit/veggies.  Tonight is eggs & toast.  My poor family :)
  • Having someone ask me out for coffee or even take the time to chat with me at drop off or pick up.
I haven't found any really funny phrases here yet but here are a couple things that are different...
  • jumper = sweater
  • runners or trainers = sneakers
  • cable = internet (not TV)
  • gorgeous = adorable (Jake's teacher uses gorgeous a lot when describing the behaviors of some of the kindergarteners)
  • full stop = period
The boys are completing their first week of school and our house is in fairly good order.  There is still lots of shopping to be done this weekend for things like kitchenwares.  We can't wait for the Internet and home phone to be installed next week!  Unfortunately the cable TV is going to take a couple weeks because the street number for our house was recently changed and has messed everything up. 
Many of you commented on how great I sounded.  I know the hard part is yet to come.  We are very busy getting everything set up.  Even today when I had a few moments and didn't know what to start on next, all I really wanted to do was reach out to someone.  Hence the reason why I'm here.  I know I'll soon have local friends I can call but at the moment it feels a little lonely.  I'm definitely missing you all!

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Aunt Sandi on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 1:26 AM
Can you believe it! I am actually sending a blog. This from a very poor computer user. I just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. How exciting but at the same time I know you have to be missing everyone. I'll try to get used to doing this so we can stay in touch alittle bit. Tell the rest of the family we hope everything goes great. I'm hoping we get to see your Dad next month. The kids are having a family party for our 50th anniversary! Sure wish you could be here. I'll keep in touch. Love, Aunt Sandi and Uncle Bob
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