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... our air conditioning is not working and we're now waiting for the repairman to arrive. Our "bug guy" just left, leaving behind some small bait traps to get rid us of the phantom ants that like our bathroom sinks.
We've replaced the DSL router last week and Lars is now ready to install our new Sonos system.
The Christmas tree is gulping up water in the stand in the living room but looks a little forlorn without lights and decorations. We ...
... a Costco membership! When we discovered they sell our favorite table wine it was a good investment!
We also quickly reconnected with friends, dining or meeting for drinks with many of them during the week. It been a lovely warm return for us.
And while I still look for the flush button on the top of the toilet and try to bag my own groceries in the store, European ways ...
... of people don't have a very good pension (apparently state pensions don't really exist- at least not like they do in the UK-where most people can live off it). So a lot of the local businesses are staffed by people trying to supplement their retirement income. It's a bit odd to see. The man who packed my bag in the supermarket today looked like he was late 70s (not even joking). He offered to carry it to my car for me. I felt like he was a patient. I ...
... around the shops and stopped for a coffee and to open my birthday cards. It's so warm, it really doesn't feel like my birthday -apparently its snowing at home-Luton airport has had to close! Was lovely to open some cards. My best friend jess (who gave me a card in aug-that's ridiculous planning!) always puts confetti in her cards-but for some reason, I forgot this. I opened the card whilst sat outside the cafe, and it exploded glittery champagne glasses all over me! Made ...
... but we are on the "net" so all is well. Poor Lars spent more than an hour on the phone with Comcast our "not favorite" cable provider to restore his soccer channel and HBO etc.
A bottle of wine and a light supper were consumed before an early bedtime for us. We are sleeping well but our internal morning "alarm" is still set on European time.
We look forward to a busy day tomorrow and we tackle our "to do" list. But "THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!"
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center