Saturday, April 11, 2009

Here’s to the Cylinder in the Middle of the Washing Machine!!

My laundry always comes out looking like this:


There is no cylinder in the middle of our washing machine to keep ‘THE BIG TANGLE’ at bay.

This year is allowing Mark and I to renew our appreciation for many, many things that we took for granted in the US.

Here’s a few:

  • Coffee shops that open earlier than 9am (they don’t do early coffee around here … we haven’t a CLUE why.)
  • An enclosed shower
  • A dryer
  • Being able to communicate
  • The GREAT NORTHWEST wine selection (no decent wine is under $30 a bottle here).  Translation: we’ve had wine once since we’ve been here
  • Dark chocolate (we are in the land of milk chocolate)
  • Peanut Butter & Grape Nuts (thanks Sandy and Rob for the care package!)
  • Walls that you can hang something on (cement walls don’t really allow for hammers and nails)
  • Netflix and Pandora
  • Traffic that moves logically and crosswalks that are safe to walk across
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot water heaters (our hot-water-on-demand takes it’s sweet time)
  • Shoes larger than size 8 ladies and size 10 mens
  • Buses that come to a complete stop when you board and exit
  • Blending into the general populace (As fun as it is being a super-star, sometimes you just feel like a freak)

But, at the end of the day we can always remind ourselves that we are making millions.


  1. I laugh, I laugh!!!.....the millions make it all worth it, huh??!!

  2. A million what??!?? Even if it isn't dollars, you're making a million memories!! :-)