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A lonely traveller

Everyone knows why we are doing it, right? I mean the London move. It’s because we want to be able to travel around Europe with more ease than is possible while living Stateside. Should I be at all concerned then that it has been two weeks and I went into the city for the first time today? Hmm…

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Cars, cars…

Driving on the left side of the road is not hard after all. After a couple of hours, I was still struggling with the turn signal and wiper handles being on the wrong side (they are positioned correctly – from my US-centric perspective – in newer cars), and had to catch myself a couple of times at turns, but other than that I did quite ok.

The weekend was spent mainly on going to various auto dealerships and figuring out which car to get.

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Our new house

First commute took 55 minutes on the way in – but I came to the station good 10 minutes earlier than the next scheduled train. Once I start properly timing it, it should be closer to 45. All the way standing, though, – not a single vacant seat on either commuter train or subway. Let’s see what going home at a fairly late hour means, and tomorrow I’ll try a different route.

Once in office, I had to deal with several set up issues, but by the end of the day felt fairly immersed into my new position. There is tons of stuff to do. There is also a notable absence of adventures during a routine working day…

So, instead, let’s spend some time on describing living accommodations.

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