Saturday, April 14, 2012

boston, baby!

Silja is sleeping, Bjarni is returning our rental SUV and I finally feel like blogging. We are here. We made it! And oh my god, it's quite amazing. We arrived Wednesday night, and are acclimating fairly smooth into a new time zone on a beach resort at Hull Beach. It was impossible to find reasonably priced hotels in Boston due to the Boston marathon, which takes place on Monday, so we got a good deal out here in Hull, a 40 minutes drive from the city center. This means we are enjoying the beach and the good weather in between the practical stuff that also needs to be taken care of these days, and consequently haven't seen much of Boston itself. However we got hooked up with phone subscriptions, we stopped by the place in Cambridge we will be subleasing over the summer (it seems to be in such a nice neighborhood, and I'm looking forward to exploring it soon), we also bought a car seat and a lot of other stuff we'll need. We'll have to wait for much of the other practical stuff until Bjarni starts work next week.
Silja has been dealing with the whole change surprisingly well thus far. Stopping over in Iceland on the way meant the time change happened gradually. First two hours, then four. She gets talked to a lot, though most refer to her as 'him'. I think we'll need to work on some ribbons or something into whatever hair there is...
All in all I feel very positive about this new area of ours, which looks so different from anywhere else I've lived. I feel incredibly privileged to get to try this out. At the same time I'm also slightly overwhelmed by the newness of it all, which I know I will have to deal with a lot by myself, as Bjarni soon will be busy with work. I know that is part of the deal and the moving-around package. We'll see whether or not previous experience makes a difference. Coming from Vienna though, Americans are just so incredibly friendly and welcoming and I know that is making it a lot easier.

I lost the lens cap for the camera in Iceland, and haven't used my camera much since, but I will be back soon with more pictures. For now Instagram will have to do.
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  1. Yay! You made it to Boston safe and sound! The words you use to describe your first few days there and the feelings that you're experiencing seem so positive. I have a huge smile on my face as I type to you now :-) You guys are going to do great in your new home!

  2. My husband, back then we were not even a couple, sank my lens cap on a boat trip to Drangey in Skagafjördur – I married him anyway. On our honeymoon last summer – of course in Iceland – he lost his lens cap on a walk to Glymur (foss) in Hvalfjördur. So, Iceland seems to be very attractive to lens caps.