Sunday, October 9, 2011

26 Days

About a month ago it started to sink in that we will soon be uprooting ourselves as our visas near their expiry date.  We have just shy of a month left before we head back to the US and make Portland, Oregon our new home.  It took me about 4 months to really start to feel settled here, slowly various things, people, and places became familiar and the norm.  I learned to live without things I had previously taken for granted or just hadn't thought of living without, like central heating and a clothes dryer, and to incorporate new things into my daily life that I have come to love, like bike/walk/bus commuting and having an electric bed heater!  There are other things I will miss about this place too.  Things like: