Week 1

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Finally over my jet lag, I think I trust myself to write a seemingly cohesive post. Here’s hoping. Sorry in advance.

Anyway, I’ve been here a week and spent most of that time getting to know the family better and how they work together. It can get crazy at times, but how can it not with a family of five? Plus me, so six. That’s a lot of people to keep happy.

The kids, two boys and a girl, warmed up to me very quickly. Phew. It definitely helped that they at least saw my face on Skype for a bit before I arrived. It also helped that I brought presents for them. BOOKS! And their favorite? Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type; not the other books about Halloween or one of my all time favorites Harold and the Purple Crayon. Go figure. Their favorite book also came with a CD, an audio version of the book, and they love listening to it on repeat nonstop. Many times. SO MANY TIMES.

As for myself, the last few days I have been exploring. I went for a walk on Saturday night wanting to get to know the 13th district a little better. Without a map. Yeah, I got lost. Typical. But, honestly, it wasn’t the worse thing in the world. Sure my 45 minute walk turned into an hour and a half, but I feel better about my surroundings. I love that Vienna is a fairly safe city and that I know certain parts well already. I can’t wait to further explore beautiful Vienna and the surrounding country.

Bis Später! (until next time)

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