Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I have arrived.


And that is about all I have to say =)


No, honestly its been a busy 9 days since I have arrived here in the Chicago-land area. Its been very busy as I got off the plance on Sunday, managed to get my car and apartment located, and then started work on Monday morning! Talk about no rest for the weary!


I am living right now in Glenview Illinois on an old Naval Air Base. My parents came to help me house hunt (more on this later) and while walking around the shopping area my Dad got to talking about how he could not believe that he was on the Glenview Base. I guess several of his old military budies had either been stationed at Glenview before shipping overseas or had gone to Glenview when they returned stateside. So for him it was really cool where I am living.


My parents drove over from Michigan last Thursday and we spent all day Friday looking at 13 different houses. Several issues popped up during the day - i.e. an electronic key not working, another key not turning the lock, but we were able in the end to see all but 1 of the houses on the list and then narrowed the list down to 4 possibilities. I am going back to re-visit the 4 houses today after work with a colleague to try to finalize my decision in my mind. I think I have it narrowed to 2 but I want to make sure about that as I can honestly see myself living in all 4 of the houses.


While I was still in Europe on my last trip to Zurich I picked up a magazine from a stand off the motorway in France. it showed a techinique called Hardanger - Whqt gorgeous patterns qnd designs! I can not wait to try my hand at this - has anyone ever done this?


I have not had much time to knit and crochet since being back, but I did pick up some yarn. One of my new colleagues is pregnant so I thought to make up a quick baby blanket for her upcoming new arrival.


This is all for now! Enjoy the rest of the week!


Vik said...

Hello Kim, I´m very happy you´re back home in the US! Enjoy!!! And remember: LIFE IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU WHILE YOU´RE BUSY MAKING OTHER PLANS...

Zu said...

Glad to hear you're settling in. Must be exciting choosing your new home. :-)

Susan said...

Hi Kim,

I just stumbled onto your blog. It was listed on someone elses list of BLOGS THEY READ. I figure if they like it, I just may also. :-)

It sounds like you travel a lot!
That must be great! The only time I have been out of the U.S. is when we went to Canada.

Just wanted to say I enjoyed reading your blog. :-)

~ Susan