It was a long day but we made it! All 5 suitcases, 2 laptops, and a dog.
The issue with the ‘Deen is there are no direct flights from the US. You’ll either have a layover in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, or London. But since we needed to fly an American-owned/operated airline, we went direct from O’hare to Edinburgh. From there, it’s a relatively easy two hour drive up to Aberdeen. I think if possible, this might be the easiest way to go…and the shortest. But cost plays into it as well. But if I’m traveling home for Christmas with Stella I intend to take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh and fly out with United airlines again. Not the best food and 0 free wine/booze, but not too bad of an upgrade cost of economy plus, new planes, and good entertainment options.
We are now in corporate housing. We did get upgraded from the 1 bedroom we were supposed to have to a pretty massive 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with an office and wrap around balcony. But while I initially thought I wouldn’t mind staying in corporate housing…I’m already itching to move into our house. It’s not as cozy or plush as I was hoping. And besides, I’d like to create a sense of normalcy for me and Stella. I’m going to be kind to myself Thurs-Sunday and let myself adjust, but starting on Monday I will try and tackle getting into a routine. And the weird little religious figures all over this place are kinda creeping me out. That and the odd smell…not exactly bad, but not good. Like your grandma’s house or something.
And hurrah! Just found out our air shipment should reach customs a week from today. Crossing my fingers tha. get it by Friday next week. I’m going crazy not remembering even what I packed or where…but I know a) I’m missing some clothes, technical equipment I am hoping is in an air shipment, b) my foam roller is in there and my body is tiiiiiiight, and c) could use that Lost DVD box set because…well, I can’t handle this BBC right now.
And ummm what’s Sunkist Jelly? From L’Oreal? Some type of hair product I presume but I haven’t been advised to put Jelly in my hair before so I’m not sure.
Anyway…Thursday and Friday’s goals:
- Get a UK sim card and phone number
- Get a blow dryer (perhaps more important that a phone number)
- Find coffee and explore the immediate area
- Grocery shop
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