Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Yet Another Home

I think I mentioned awhile back that we were moving again. We've moved countries, so of course that means a new apartment, a new language, new language teachers, and so on. Forgive me if it takes me awhile to get back in the swing of updating...our internet connection is choppy at best.

We've been here three weeks now and have mostly been focusing on trying to get our apartment livable. That has meant buying furniture (some of it, anyways), learning how to grocery shop so I can cook here (so we can eat here...), buying basic things for our apartment (towels and washcloths, glasses and cups, printer paper, brooms and mops, and so on), getting cell phones, fixing things that don't work (like our washing machine, the light fixture in one room, an outlet in another room), trying to get a better internet connection, and so on and so forth. We've dabbled a bit in public transportation and other adventures, but mostly we're just trying to get our place livable. And any of you who have ever lived in a foreign country know that things just move more slowly over here than they do in America. So, lest I keep you waiting any longer, pictures of our new place, the morning after we got here.

    The kitchen.

    More of the kitchen.

    Living room. Everything in this room belongs to the landlady (and unfortunately must stay in the apartment! Nice we don't have to buy furniture...don't love the style of it all, though!). The mat on the floor is the "mattress" out of the pullout couch, which was just so uncomfortable that we couldn't stand sleeping on it so moved to the floor.

    The girls' room.

    Shannon's office by day, Noel's room by night. Pullout couch (incredibly uncomfortable) that Lane slept on until we got her bed. Couch and chairs come with the apartment.


    Entry way with all our bags.

So there you have it. What we woke up to our first morning here.

I think that as rooms get "finished" I'll post a series of photos for each room. Rest assured, we now have mattresses and our apartment in general looks better...but it's still got a bit to go. Hopefully soon we'll get some things finished up!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the wood floors in the whole place! Reminds me a bit of our apartments in Poland, including the landlady furniture. Hope the landlady furniture doesn't come with your very own Pani Stoklosa. :)

  2. I'm glad the move is going well. Adjusting to a new country when you don't know the language is always hard - but an adventure nonetheless. Are you still in Europe?

  3. I pretty much love your floors.

  4. I am so lost. You left Turkey? Where are you now?


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