We moved in on Sunday which was the same day my folks left the country seeking political asylum in the UK...okay, that's a joke. Well, the part about asylum anyway. My parents left on business to London and we were thankful that one of their drivers (Ema which is short for Emanuel) was kind enough to shuttle us and all our stuff to Paradise. Yes, the apartments (or flats if you will) are called Paradise. I will refrain from any sarcasm. Ema was also kind enough to take us to the grocery store so we could get some cleaning supplies and food items so we don't starve since my folks had taken so good care of us while were there.
Well, sticker shock at the store (Shoprite) was a big issue and that's going to take some getting used to. The issue is that we live in the sort of neighborhood where people are willing to pay those prices. The worst part is that although I saw it coming, it's still hard to fully brace yourself for it. I mean $9 for a box of cereal was a bit much. Anyway, slowly but surely, I am sure we will buckle down and do what we have to do. We did find fresh milk but it isn't skim so Amy passed on that.
Something I should mention is that Sunday was also our 1st anniversary! I also pictured us in a foreign country close to the sea...I think I had Greece in mind but my lovely wife is so supporting and I owe her something much better than what she got for sticking around for a year. So we spent most of the day cleaning and trying to make this a home.
We were able to find another store called Goody's and Amy felt she was in heaven (ignoring the prices of course) because they had just about anything she could have wanted from the States. Of course all I could notice were the prices. For example, we found Bunny Tracks Ice Cream for about $23. Yeah, I don't need it that badly.
Now before you get all bugged down about our one year anniversary romance plans, I did take Amy to the finest KFC I have ever been to in the world and we got some to go meals. A colleague was nice enough to let me use his car to procure the meal. I also got some sparkling grape juice to top up the occasion. So lets just say I still owe her big time.
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