It feels like a long time since I last posted. We were busy moving and buying stuff we need for our new apartment. Also, I had a problem accessing the website, but my angel Mary Anne, who set up the website for us, figured it out! Hooray!
So, the first thing to say is we love our new apartment. The view is amazing from all of the windows (we have twice as many as the last place) And it is more spacious. It is lightly furnished so we are able to buy some of the furnishings and kitchen stuff that we prefer. It is only one block from the river with parks and walking and biking trails. We like our landlord🙂 and can’t hear our neighbors. But can we EVER hear the traffic noise!! We are on a major street with single pane windows. I knew before moving down here that noise would be an issue. We have lived in the country at the end of a dead end street for decades, so this city living is very different. But people say you get used to it and soon it is just background sound. We have also found that if we play music, like guitar or piano, we hardly notice the traffic sounds.
The move to the new apartment was exhausting without a car. We took many trips on foot with backpacks….only a fifteen minute walk. Then we hired a pickup truck to move all our suitcases for twenty dollars. Javier was supposed to help us but he sent his mom instead and she was great!!
Bruce gave her a big tip because she was just so capable! A couple days later, Javier delivered my bike. More on that later. Bruce and I both bought bicicletas.
We have been buying all the kitchen stuff we need mostly at SuperMaxi, very much like a U.S.supermarket, with a few added quirks 🙂 and another huge store that is more like Walmart. We like walking, so if we are able carry our purchases back home by backpack and bags we will.
I will end this post with a couple of photos from my bedroom window. Next time we will have photos from the other rooms and some of the furniture we bought.