Among all things that has to be done, this blog has slipped into the back for way too long. I am definitely considering what to do about it, but I am still going to keep it. At least for now.
A lot has happened since the last time I wrote here. Among other things that has happened is that we have moved to a new city – 400 meters lower and a bit warmer. That has some advantages and disadvantages. I love the fact that it is warmer and that we have a little more space inside the house. Eni and me are now in one room with our desks and computers. Everything – shops etc. is closer. The biggest disadvantage is noise. We have a road outside our bedroom window that has some heavy traffic from 06.00 in the morning. There is also a school nearby and the kids start very early and some stop outside the window talking loud, shouting and laughing. Takes a bit to get used to more noise after living where we used to live the last couple of years.
The very good thing is that it is a city with a lot of things going on and I am on the lookout for some work that would fit my background here. There are several universities, I just need to get some contacts there and visit them.
I will try to add something here a little more often. I certainly have things to write about, so it is just about getting things done!
I got a new niece today. Really beautiful! Congratulations to her parents and to her brother!
Given her fathers love for taking pictures, I think her life will be well documented. And the first proof is the picture here.
Everyone here in Brasil wish all the best for your future Leah Tomine. This is a happy day, and we all welcome you into this world. I know you will grow up in a wonderful family, and we are looking forward to the day when you and the rest of them are coming over here to visit us.
Almost hard to believe, but it is one year since we got married. I woke up from the sound of the phone from the gate downstairs ringing. It is very loud and Eni jumped out of bed and told me it was my anniversary present. And a big present it was. A box totally filled up with different stuff for breakfast including the sunday newspaper.
I am really enjoying my life as a married man and learning, albeit slowly, portuguese and more about the culture here. But most of all I am learning how it is to live close to someone. There are still a lot of things that are new to me and sometimes surprise me, but I learn.
The only things missing now are my permanent visa here and all the rest of the papers. And of course my personal stuff. I have no idea how we are going to be able to fit all books and other stuff into this apartment, but somehow it will work. You can expect there will be some pictures of that when it arrives
I love you, my dear, and I am looking forward to the rest of our life!