Now the real fun begins…

…Ok, so, we’ve found a flat to rent while we’re here in FLL!  Woo hoo!  So, now the fun begins…in corner #1 you’ve got Beth J – couponer extraordinaire who will not pay more than what she has to pay for something…and in corner #2 you’ve got Will J – Excel spreadsheet guy that can’t buy anything if it’s not on the list!  So, this should make for some interesting shopping considering 1) who’s doing the shopping, 2) what child(ren) is with us at the time of purchase and 3) where we are at the time of purchase (bazaar, open market, mall or side street)…pics to come of the new abode!  We will tentatively move in on Feb 1st…We are super pumped and thankful to the Father for providing a place in a safe ‘hood.   Our landlord & his wife have totally painted it and included some new furnishings, so, we are excited to have a semi-new home in Funny Lady Land!

Also, on a more practical note…you see this picture to the right?

This is a pomegranate (is that right?  I always spell it wrong)…I LOVED these in the States and was really comforted when I saw that I could buy these off of the street fruit dude.  They do taste slightly different, but still soooooo good.  This is one of the many things we are finding that is comforting and reminding us of our previous homes…Sprite tastes slightly different, Coke tastes BETTER, the $3 jar of peanut butter (I know, I know, it’s a splurge) is pretty tasty, the boneless skinless chicken is still good, Oreos are still good (according to Will J), and all of our veggies and fruit are fresh, so, it’s been exciting to see the differences of what we like (Hide & Seeks) and what we don’t like (TBA).

To our horror, as we looked at our next to last receipt from the local grocery store the Frosted Flakes we bought were a measly $8….$8 for some Frosted Flakes?!?!?!  you ask…riiiiight, that’s what we said…so, now, Will is having to cope with having Kellogg’s Corn Flakes w/ honey…not a bad trade and I’ve given permission to get him some for his birthday (which is in August!  ha!)…

It’s interesting how different things can be across the world…but I like the simplicity…yet chaoticness (is that a word?!)…we’ll update soon with some more pictures from around town..


5 thoughts on “Now the real fun begins…

  1. I can’t wait to see pics of the new place! I hope you spend a whole day just taking pictures of your flat and the markets and the people and everything you see so we can get an idea of what it’s like before we start our “Visit Beth and Will Fund” 🙂

  2. Sweet! Been praying for y’all to find a place to live; look forward to pics! Grateful for the update Bess! Love ya.

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