So, week one and I'm deathly ill with the worst case of food poisoning ever! Not sure what did it but I think it may be the paella I had for dinner the other night. Two days later and I'm still ill - haven't eaten in days. I don't really blame London but it hasn't been an easy road thus far.
I'm working on my brand new laptop that I had to buy today as Fen fried my PC and blew out all the electricity in the flat (seriously - maintenance had to come and fix the situation). I'm woefully fearful that my hard drive is dead and cannot even think about it. So I went out and bought this laptop today so I can reconnect with the world. However, I don't know how the ampersand key works - anyone know how to get it? I can't do @ without cutting and pasting. Any help is appreciated.
It's been tough - I have to say. I'm a very organized person but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and lost which stinks. We need to find a home soon - I need to get settled and get my house in order (literally and figuratively). I got the rudest shock - I am nothing in this country as I do not have a UK job. I cannot open a bank account, get a mobile phone or basically do anything without my husband. I find it insulting and ridiculous. I haven't relied on anyone to take care of me since I was 19 years old and now I find I cannot even write a check out of our account because it's not my account at all - it's my husbands. I cannot express how much this boils my blood. I've worked my tail off for many years to have financial independence only to be told I may not have it here. Well, I have my own money and my own job and I will just keep all my US accounts and credit cards - it's the only way. I don't get it but it is what it is
Poor Cate is suffering the most I fear. She misses her home, friends, toys and family. She was very glum for days and cried a lot. It breaks my heart because I know she's not happy. And she won't have any stability until we find a place to live and get her settled in a routine with new friends and things to do. I cannot stand to see my little girl suffer.X on the other is a little smiley beef-ball. He's a jolly little fellow and is quite happy to be wherever we take him. Such a happy baby.
Fen is happy too. His new position is going well and he loves it. Just one issue - he's doing late hours again for a few weeks temporarily. I hate it. But he says it will not be permanent and it had better not be or I'll be on the first plane back to NY.
We're off to look at places tomorrow. Anyone know anything about Golders Green, Harringay and Finchley? That's where we're off to in the morning. Nothing yet...hopefully soon.