Transitions and Settling In

Current City: Dededo, Guam

I’m sorry I don’t have the before and after photos as promised! The pieces are still slowly coming together and I can’t wait to share the finished product. We’re still covered in a sea of cardboard boxes and packing paper, which I crunched through to get the only fill I’ll be getting of walking through fall leaves this year!

Rain, rain, everyday.

Rain, rain, everyday.

But I can’t get over how awesome it is to make a nice cup of coffee at home to get my day going, and be able to cook in our kitchen! We’re trying to get used to living in a concrete house and the obstacles it presents in decorating our home.  We’re also learning the time it takes when it comes to shipping to and from the states, lots of practice with all the special October birthdays! Hopefully this trial run went well and we could be a part of all the celebrations, especially for my dad’s big 5-0!

Night view from Bayside while we were hotel hopping.

Night view from Bayside while we were hotel hopping.

There’s a family friend in town for work, pretty shocking for the both of us, that we’re hoping to see before he leaves.  Just a reminder that even when we fell a little isolated on the island that it really is a small world. Our typhoon scare, Vongfong, was just that, a scare, but my heart goes out to those in Japan that we’re affected by it. Vongfong was daunting simply because we didn’t know what to expect.  Especially with the earthquake shortly after we arrived we’ve been reminded just how different and unfamiliar the weather, and well everything is, from home for the both of us.  The learning experience continues!

The journey continues,

Blogging my Ashleigh

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Shipping and Handling My Patience

Current City: Dededo, Guam

Care Package GoodiesHappy news, and happy October! Supposedly our home goods should have arrived on island yesterday evening. They told us to give at most three days for them to in process, customs, and whatever else good stuff they have to do. We also received an amazing care package from Daniel’s mother which includes some delicious looking K-cups that tease me from the countertops, and some fabulous spices and kitchen goodies! Super excited to have everything back soon! Little things, like even a chair would be wonderful! Once everything is arrived we can go ahead and get settled into our home after a good smudging. Until it arrives, not too much going on other than us both working and patiently waiting!

A revelation I did recently run into, my Amazon Prime free shipping has abandoned me on Guam. After everything we’ve been through together, years of holidays and splurges arriving on my doorstep in a minimum of two days, sigh. Surprised to find that Guam is exempt from the best perk of Amazon Prime, and most of my purchases are now doubled with shipping. Yet, I did discover that Roxy has free shipping all day, everyday. Does anyone else know of any other sites that offer free shipping? Yes, I do realize it’s a bit silly, but just more changes I’m adjusting too after living in 24-hour town my whole life.

Just keep swimming!

Blogging my Ashleigh