There are several things that we've learned about living in a city that we just never thought about before. Some of these include-
- Boots- a good pair of boots is absolutely essential. When the rain comes down, when the snow piles up, your feet need to be protected.
- Dressing in layers- because you have to peel them off and on as you sit on a crowded bus with the heat blasting or walk several blocks through buildings that become a wind tunnel.
- A solid stroller- we destroyed a few before we realized this. Wheels popping off as you go over a bumpy sidewalk is not the most pleasant way to learn this.
- Patience- you can't do anything or get anywhere fast. I heard someone one day on the bus in a southern drawl tell another rider that she thought that you had to be laid back in the south, but living here has taught her patience.
- You can find just about anything you could possibly want. When a recipe calls for something interesting, or you think that there is something odd you want, you can find it somewhere in the city.
Needless to say, it may be a slow process, but I am starting to enjoy my new life. I just wish that it wasn't so lonely, building up a new life in a new city.