13.04.2013 - 13.04.2013 14 °C
It’s raining, it’s pouring and the whole family couldn’t get up in the morning.
So what did we do on such a rainy day? We decided to live like normal folk. After we slept in, we did laundry, income tax (we finally got around to it), hair colouring (it wasn’t me), grocery shopping, dishes, cooking (Abby) and school work (Hannah). The key difference between our Saturday and those of many people we know, is that we did all these household chores in Ireland. For some reason that just makes these task seem a little less mundane. We also feel pretty good that we are only paying 59 Euros a night for a fully decked out six year old apartment complete with washing machine. Our only real “hardship” is that a problem has arisen with how hot water supply today. Hopefully this won't mean cold showers in the morning. Maybe that is one of the reasons for the cheap rent--hopefully not.
Tonight, Abby is connecting with her friend Shaelyn over Skype in order to wish her a happy birthday and to check on our cat Bella. A few more Skype calls may follow. Later on we will read and play a few games. We will venture out tomorrow, rain or shine. As the saying goes in Ireland, there is no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing.