Laundry

Laundry is a little different here.  It is definitely more of a process.  We are using what they call a “twin tub” washing machine, which, coincidentally, has 2 tubs.  One tub is for washing and the other is for spinning. To wash, I run water from a hose into the tub on the left and…

Avatars

If you’ve been leaving comments on our blog, thank you. We love to read them. We would also love it if your picture showed up next to your comment–it makes it even more fun and makes it easier to tell who is commenting (particularly if your name is Kelly, Ashley, or Matt.) If you want…

Hardest Thing

The hardest thing about moving (so far) has been our kids not being on their normal sleep schedule.  That has made for tired, grumpy, whiny, kids!  Naps went well today and the kids actually stayed up past 6 pm tonight, so we are praying for a full night’s sleep!  Maybe our second week here will…

Grocery Shopping (Part 2)

After visiting the 2 stores the other day, we went to the local market.  It was so great!  Fruits and veggies here are way cheaper than the things at the grocery store.  It seems so backwards, since in the US fruits and veggies are more expensive.  So I guess we will be eating more fruits…

Driver’s License

Today I got my driver’s license. As you might be able to tell from the picture I could have made my own with a printer and laminator and saved 90 Kina. But it probably would have been an obvious fake since I would have tried to get the lines straight and all the information inside…

Grocery Shopping (Part 1)

On Saturday we went shopping in town with the couple who has been showing us around and the other new family who arrived about 2 weeks before us.  We went to 2 stores and the market, but I’ll save the market pics for a later post. The first store we went to was called Papindos.…

Old Friends

Yesterday* we got to eat lunch with some friends of ours from our time in Missouri. They live here on the base full time because Mike is a pilot who flies people and supplies in and out of “bush” locations (in an helicopter.) Here we are enjoying a delicious meal: And here is their view…