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analogue wednesday #34


featuring my youngest cousin francisco, who will turn 2 tomorrow! :)

one second everyday – march 2015

in march we traveled, saw the family, welcomed friends, said goodbye to others, discovered new series and enjoyed plenty of sunsets. we cried, we laughed… and we changed.

the house is still not ready, which is annoying, but we’re finally making some progress on that front. we’ve adjusted our attitude towards the whole ordeal — and suddenly things seem a lot lighter. que sera, sera! :)

analogue wednesday #33

back north, as they prepared the land for sowing.

one second everyday – february 2015

so… february. yeah.

i think that frame where paulo says “the situation is a little strange…” pretty much sums it up.

we’re still stuck in the limbo of not having electricity (and therefore gas or internet) on the house we rented — and no idea of when that is going to happen. the landlord is apologetic, but still expects us to wait however long it takes for it to happen (latest prediction: another month!) and keep paying the rent for a house in which we cannot live. frankly, i’m… speechless at the way we’re being treated, and sorely missing our fierce berliner mieterverein.

so, we keep our life in boxes and we wait. for landlords, for lawyers, for electricians, for papers to magically show up.

and while we wait, we look at the blue skies and think about how fortunate we are — still, in spite of, regardless. we’re here, we’re healthy, it’s sunny — and everything will be ok in the end.

one second everyday — january 2015

january came and went, and we searched for houses while enjoying the sun and the coffee.

and then we got a house and the long wait began. almost a month later, we’re still waiting for the landlord to figure out how to get the place connected to the electrical grid… sigh. as a result, we’re currently experiencing a big case of reverse culture shock — but perhaps that’s something for another post.