So now that we’ve been back in the US for about 6 weeks and are starting to get settled, I’ve had some time to look back on our first post and think of all our “lessons learned” (can’t resist making a little fun of “consultant speak”). It’s so nice not to be a complete newbie anymore, but I’m far from knowing all things Foreign Service. Far. But after lots of bumbling around, we did learn a few things.
This was me on Wednesday:
The good news just poured…
First, we got notification that our HHE was in the near vicinity – aka not in the ocean. It is being delivered next Wednesday. WOOHOOO! Of course, M will be in DC for work when it arrives, but I am prepared to do battle with the delivery guys and make sure that they unpack everything this time. Side note – when our UAB arrived, they claimed it was not their responsibility to unpack anything. I knew they would try to say this based off of comments from others, but didn’t care at the time because I wanted to unpack everything myself, and there were only 4 boxes. With the HHE it’s different. I definitely do not want all 40 of the boxes left in our apartment for us to dispose of, and I have zero desire to unpack all of them myself. Dukes are up and ready.