Friday, August 9, 2013

How Do You Measure One Month As An Expat?

Apologies for the lack of updates. Internet at home still eludes us, but we promise that once we have it we will return to our regular posting schedule to get everyone caught up on our Dublin happenings. We can't wait to share our adventures! We have been learning so much and we are both starting to feel very settled in and at home.

That said, we wanted to post something today because we have now been expats for one full month! It is hard to believe because the time has really flown by. To mark the occasion, here is a running tally of our activities during our first month as Dubliners:

Pints of Irish-made fermented beverages (including Guinness, Beamish, Smithwicks, and Bulmers): 16...ish. Maybe more.

Visits to the Irish Sea: 2 (kind of shameful considering how close we live to it...we'll have to work on that one)

Times we have been asked for directions in our neighborhood: 6 (and for 5 of them, we knew the answer! Seriously though, it is really hard to find anything in this city. Cory has a rant about street names and signs stored up for you, so stay tuned!)

Books Cory has read: 9 (I guess something good comes from not having the internet at home!)

Packages of digestive biscuits consumed: maybe 8? 10?...I don't even want to think about it...

Knitting projects Sara has completed: 7 (and I am almost done with #8!)

Times Cory has gone fishing: 6 (and he has brought trout home twice!)

Visits to Dublin museums: 3 (National Archeological Museum, Chester Beatty Library, and Guinness Storehouse)

That just about does it. Our to-do list is still very long, but I think we have gotten off to a pretty good start!


  1. It is fun to read this stuff. Thanks for posting. :)

  2. Thank you for reading. We enjoy telling our stories. Now that we have the internet at home, the daily schedule will return.


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