Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We're In!

Well, finally we have moved to our new apartment! We have been here for four nights now. It feels really, really great in many ways and it feels quite incomplete in many ways.

What feels great....waking up in the morning and it's my routine with the kids. I make them breakfast, feed them lunch and get dinner (well try to) get dinner ready before Yanal gets home from work. I have my own space. I can make a mess of it if I want or I can keep it clean if I want, and I don't have to feel strange about doing either....not that anyone made me feel strange, but this is my own space to do whatever with! The kids have their own toys, books and movies! They have their own spaces to play together and they sleep alone. During the day, we play with their toys, read books, play hide and seek, peek-a-boo, go for walks, take naps together and jump around and dance to Aisha's favorite tunes. It's been a lot of fun to hang out with them. Although we wish Daddy was here with us...we miss Daddy when he's at work.

What feels incomplete....We are still waiting for someone to come finish doing whatever to the washer and dryer. Clothes are starting to pile up and someone is supposedly coming tonight to hook these up. However, this is like the 4th 'guy' who came over to hook it I'm not holding my breath. In addition to the washer and dryer, the stove top was working before we moved in, but the 'guy(s)' couldn't figure out how to convert the oven to Jordanian electricity (or whatever). A 'guy' (the 3rd 'guy') came over to do the oven part a few days ago and now the stove top isn't working as well as it was before...grrr. The last thing that feels incomplete is needs to get a new bedroom set. As mentioned in a previous blog, they do not have closets here, so we have all these clothes and no where to hang them. We are on a mission to find a new bedroom set with the huge amiour (about 3x the size of the normal ones in the US-they have shelves, drawers and rods for hanging clothes). This way we can give our current set to Omar, and Aisha can have her complete set...everyone wins! Once we have the new bedroom set, then I can finish unpacking and hopfully things will start to feel normal!

We were very thankful to the 'guy' that came over yesterday to hook up the internet. He was the first 'guy' that came over and actually knew how to start and finish what he came over to do! It feels great to be connected to the world with the internet. Our phone line is up and running again also...for those of you who call us, it is the same phone number as you used before. Talk to you soon!

1 comment:

  1. You said the kids are sleeping alone....does that mean they are in their own beds now??? If so, that is so great for you!!