Day 2: Figuring Out the Details

Our second day in Holland was spent showing the kids the tram system and taking a ride up to their school. They got to walk in the main area but they are remodeling and everything is under construction. I think they are going to like it there though.

After the school visit, we took the train back up to the center of Amstelveen where they have a large shopping center. We learned on Friday’s they have vendors that fill the market center selling fresh fish, cheese, stroopwaffels, nuts, and various other items. We found the ABN-AMRO bank and I was able to get a bank card application filled out, as you have to be present to get one and cannot do this remotely. Next, Jeff bought a SIM card for his iPad so we could have Internet access from our house until the cable company arrives next week. We found a place for lunch and shopped at Blokker for a coffee pot, coffee cups, a hot water pot and other miscellaneous items we could carry back with us. By this time the jet lag started to hit the kids again, so we headed back home. Home? Yep, time to start calling this place home which makes me a bit home-sick. We are away from all our comforts and friends and familiar voices and sounds. We will adjust of course, but this takes time and we don’t expect it to be easy and comfortable right away.

Luckily, as we walked to our house, our new neighbor saw us and had more details to share. We showed her around our place and took a tour of hers to get ideas how to set up the kids small rooms. It’s nice to have someone looking out for us.

I’ll send pictures just as soon as I get my iPhone working again, but for now words will have to do. Tot siens. xoxo

2 thoughts on “Day 2: Figuring Out the Details

  1. How cool!!! Bummer there aren’t pictures to share this time! Glad you guys are getting a first look at your new world together. I admire all of you for taking this journey. Probably a little scary, exciting and of course, fun. Can’t wait to see the next post!! Love you little dutchies! Xoxo

  2. I am so excited for you guys and am so happy you are still able to blog about it! I can’t believe that you are getting this amazing life experience and I love being able to live vicariously through you, so thank you! 🙂 Keep it coming and I am looking forward to seeing the pictures! Tot siens! xoxoxoxoooxxoxoooxooxxooxoxxooxoxxooxxooxoxxoxooxoxooxxooxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxxooxoxoxoxoxox

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