First, lets begin with the internet saga. It seemed like a simple enough request. We wanted to have internet, satellite television, and phone service connected at the house. Abcom, the local internet company, had recently expanded its broadband service to our neighborhood and was offering a three-in-one package for internet, phone, and television service. We decided this was the way to go since we needed a phone line and internet service and having access to local television would allow us to hone up on our Albanian language skills while keeping abreast with what is happening in the country.
|The white wire on the right is our cable connection to the house|
While we were being reconnected with the outside world, our household goods finally arrived. They traveled a long route from DC to Norfolk, VA to Rotterdam, to Malta, and finally to Durres, Albania. We had initially been told that they would arrive in country a full 10 days earlier than planned so we excitedly began making preparations for their arrival. It was too good to be true since upon arrival in Durres, the crane in the port broke. Yes, our household goods sat in the port for close to two weeks waiting for the crane to be fixed. They were so close but so far and we had visions of our consumable shipment melting and fermenting in the hot Adriatic sun.
|In the midst of unpacking|
So now we are settled in and becoming reacquainted with our belongings. Sidney is rediscovering toys he has forgotten about and I once again have knives that actually slice through vegetables. Glenn has acquired two new remote controls and is figuring out the new channel line up on T.V. Yes, we just might be settled in. For the next 22 1/2 months that is. Then we get to pack everything up again and move onto our next adventure!