Drop Cap Recap
e are but older children, dear,
Who fret to find our bedtime near.
What we’ve been up to lately:
L is currently spending his days learning about visa requirements and what to do when American citizens get themselves into a bind while abroad. He’s taking the Basic Consular Course known as ConGen at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). Those of you who know him, know that he’s a man of few words. In fact I think this post gave me about twice as much information as L has given me about his classes so far. So check it out if you want details. Although L is not in the Consular cone, he is first position in Nicaragua will involve 12 months of consular work.
Our gorgeous new iMac arrived and we’ve been fiddeling with it and organizing both of our files from grad school, personal documents, photos, and music. We’re just about finished. We also got the video chat to work – hopefully our connection in Managua will be fast enough to put that to good use.
We got a Costco membership this weekend in preparation for buying things in bulk before heading to Nicaragua. From what we’ve heard, paper goods, US brand toiletries, and some household supplies can be quite expensive in Nicaragua, so we’ll stock up here. Since memberships are good for a year, we might as well take advantage of some of the deals now – although with our tiny apartment, there is only so much we can fit. But I’m sure I can find space for Honey Nut Cheerios and chevre in bulk.
Speaking of odd combinations, I have four books sitting on my night stand and my goal is to finish them all in November: Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (hence the quote above), and The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Think that’s being too ambitious?