Our virtual Amman apartment tour continues today with our dining room and kitchen. You caught some glimpses of the dining room in our look at our foyer and living room.
We are 100 percent moved in. Our Kabul HHE, San Salvador/storage HHE and Virginia UAB shipments arrived, along with our car. All 101 boxes totaling 4,230 pounds are unpacked. Our clothes and linens are dry-cleaned, our photos are displayed and our artwork is hanging on the walls.
Skinny arm pose. Always awkward.Kail and I attended our second Marine Corps Ball, celebrating the 240th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. It was a fun night and a good excuse to get dressed up!
Our second outing in Amman was to the Amman Citadel, a National Historic Site housing nearly two-thousand-year-old ruins and the National Archaeological Museum, which contains artifacts from prehistoric times.
We’ve been living in Jordan for just over one month. I’m not going to sugar-coat anything: It’s been a difficult transition — but not for the reasons I was expecting (working long days, balancing work with school, needing more time off after Kabul). Instead, it’s been a combination of factors — things that I should have been expectingContinue reading “First Month in Jordan”
Kail and I arrived to Amman last week. I start my job next week, so I’ve had a few days to not quite unpack — no ETA on when our various belongings from the U.S. (including our car), Afghanistan or El Salvador will arrive — but settle in and get to know our neighborhood in Amman.Continue reading “I Moved to Jordan”
I haven’t written much about Jordan, other than that we’re moving there. I mentioned I applied for some jobs. I also wrote about trying to learn Arabic.The truth is: I haven’t had much to update since Kail got his assignment after bidding within our first two weeks of arriving to Kabul. We were glad to get ourContinue reading “Thinking About Jordan”
Despite my intentions otherwise, during the pre-bid-submission period (all of two weeks), I did as much research as I could into life at post, including employment opportunities for EFMs. I was barely a week into my current job (even now, I’m three months in) and already it’s time to start thinking about applying for the next one.
Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Hace casi mas que un mes que escribí en español … y hace muchos meses más que lo hablé. Quiero continuar a hablar español pero no tengo la disciplina para estudiar y practicar cada día — no aquí en Kabul (aunque hay muchas personas con quien yo podía practicar). Dado que viviremosContinue reading “Spanish Friday: Adiós a Mi Español”