It has been a busy couple of days here. Yesterday, we moved to a different house in our conjunto. It’s right next door but everything had to be packed anyway. I am not complaining though. Life in Colombia is easy when it comes to things like moving (and if you have a reasonable income). With a maid who packs and unpacks, a nanny who watches the kids while I run around doing things, a handyman who fixes things for about $50 for a full day’s work (and I am paying gringo prices) and movers who move everything for a pittance, I am extremely spoiled…and grateful.
And still abit frazzled. despite all the help, I have still been running around like a mad woman, organizing everything and also packing for our 6 week trip to the US. Yep, we leave tomorrow, bright and early. We are all very excited and truth to tell, abit anxious. The kids are excited but somewhat nervous about going to camp, where they have to speak English and be in a culture that is no longer theirs. I am also excited (and anxious) to experience my culture after having lived abroad for 3 years. We have been back for a few short trips but this is the first time in three years that we will be going back to “real” life – living in our own house, cooking, cleaning, driving the kids to three different camps, making long overdue house repair Everyone keeps telling me to “have a great vacation!” I am cautiously optimistic. (And sooooo excited for some strange reason!)