Greetings from Day 10. Below you'll find an abbreviated recap of our first three days here in Holland. I wasn't able to publish it in a timely fashion because I didn't have wifi. However, I've got wifi now, oh yeah, a beautiful rainbow of dark rings, glorious glorious wifi!!!
We landed at Schipol airport. We drove to our apartment. We slept, showered, opened our suitcases and spread all of their contents over every square inch of the 800 sq ft we're staying in. We got our bikes, ate Dutch Chinese food and asked our neighbor if we could jump onto his wifi. We spent the rest of the evening fighting over the two bars of connection so we could What's App with friends and family. Currently, the TV has zero cable so we have 3 channels; BBC news, CNN news & BVN. A fairly inauspicious start.
We biked to lunch, tried to register with the town to let them know we're here but they weren't too interested and requested we return next week. We biked past the rental house we'll be moving into mid-August, bought a vacuum cleaner and joined a health/tennis club. I've become an expert on the situation in Greece and the lifelong football (soccer) ban of Chuck Blazer by FIFA. As soon as I can get just one bar of wifi, please God, I'm going to start updating my resume.
You still here?
The husband is off to Amsterdam for a very important meeting, keeping the world spinning on it's axis, kind of meeting. It's just me and the kid today so in between fighting for the elusive two bars of wifi we're going to go downtown for lunch. We'll ride bikes and then visit our new health club to go for a swim. Let me clarify, she'll be swimming and I'll be using the free wifi to upload this post. I imagine we'll stop by the grocery store since we're now European. The husband is supposed to be home in the late afternoon but there'll probably be a story about HAVING to stay for dinner and being FORCED to endure an elegant 15 course meal (def with free wifi) poor guy. That's pretty much it. It's not adventurous, exciting or exotic. It's just my old life in a new locale only with much better Instagram pics!