We have safely, but uncomfortably arrived in Olympia, Washington (only after the AC in my car broke half way through the trip, ugh!!). We are living with Scott's gracious parents for a couple of months while we look for a place to live and get things situated. The room we are staying in is actually bigger than our first apartment so we are feeling really lucky! Scott has started his job for the state and enjoys crunching numbers all day (before this he would actually make formulas and play with numbers for fun, so it's nice that he is getting paid for it!) Jack is adjusting to life with cousins around, I think it's going to take some time...The poor kid just can't seem to keep up!
Since we had been here I have noticed several differences that remind me that I am not in Utah any more...here is what I have observed:
-The garbage cans are TINY because people actually recycle here. In fact, they have "recycle" and "yard waste" cans that are much bigger as an incentive...genius.
- It's HUMID!!! In my life I think I have maybe gone through three sticks of deodorant because I simply don't sweat. Let me tell you something, it has been really hot here that last few days and I have felt drops of sweat fall down my back...DROPS. I don't think I will ever get used that. On the up side, my hair is amazing in the humidity.
- The wine selection of the grocery stores easily takes up one entire row...you definitely don't see that in Utah!
- Because it is usually overcast you get spectacular light to take pictures. I was making the bed and bianca just happened to be sitting there in some great light...I couldn't resist those chubby cheeks
-Produce is cheaper but everything else is more expensive. 77 cents for a carton of yogurt, you've got to be kidding me...looks like Scotty will be down-grading to store brand yogurt instead of Yoplait for his lunches!
Well. there you have it folks. We are really enjoying ourselves here and look forward to what the next few months has in store. Hopefully soon life will get back to a bit more normal pace...until then I will just keep wiping the sweat off my face and try and get this whole "recycling" thing down!