23 July 2006

Back in the BIG city!

Just a quick note to my loyal readers (thanks, Mom and Dad) that we are "home" again! Our apartment is working out great, except for the fact that its loaded full of boxes and nothing is put away. Colin and I continue to marvel at how much stuff we own. We've already started a box called "Sell or Give Away" for stuff that we have no idea why we had in the first place. Funny how a few months of efficient living can change your perspective!

Speaking of perspective, we definitely had a monster case of culture shock when we first got back to the US. The main shocker is how HUGE everything is. For example, we went to Steak 'N Shake for dinner, and I was appalled by the ridiculously huge shake that the waiter brought me. Honestly, I don't know how anyone could ever consume that much shake, much less as a "drink" along with a meal. Gross.

The novelty of air conditioning wore off quickly. We turned ours off after one night because we were so cold! And, every business has its a/c cranked up so high that I end up shivering wherever we go. Don't get me wrong -- I LOVE not having a constant stream of sweat running down my neck, but the other extreme is a bit annoying, too. We do, however, love to run it in the rental van.

We had quite an adventure getting home, complete with a last-minute scramble to book a new airport shuttle and a very tense couple of hours when we were somehow flying standby. I'll relate the stories later, since I'm in a computer lab at the moment.

In other news, I've got an interview offer already. So, maybe I'll be employed sooner than I expected! Here's hoping.

So much more to come ...


At 26/7/06 04:31, Blogger CStaude said...

Glad to hear you're all safely home! Welcome back! We'll be anxious to hear about where life takes you next!
-Ed and Claudia


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