Posting from the Park

Posting from the Park

Did you know that parks in NYC have wifi? Neither did we until yesterday. So here we are at Central Park, sitting in Sheep’s Meadow (where sheep grazed until 1934), having a picnic, and blogging. We’re still getting set up in our apartment, but things are starting to settle down. The gas was supposed to be connected to the stove by tomorrow, but they didn’t pass initial inspection and it is going to be delayed until next week. We sure are becoming fond of our rice cooker! So far we have made mashed potatoes, sauted green beans, steamed lemon-pepper chicken, cooked oatmeal, boiled pasta, fried quesadillas and, oh yeah, steamed rice in the thing. By the time they get the gas hooked up we won’t need a stove any more.We went to our branch for the first time last week. Besides missionaries, we were practically the only white people there. Most of the members are from the Caribbean. They are really nice but we do have a hard time understanding them most of the time. (Our super, Babes, is also from the Caribbean and it takes both of us listening very carefully to pick up anything he says.) Isn’t it great that there are so many places in the US where you can feel so very much like you’re in a different country?

We have found a grocery store, a laundromat, a produce stand and a closer library since we last blogged and we are becoming masters of traveling in the subway with a baby. I can’t tell you how easy it is to make friends when you have a baby strapped to your chest. Everybody wants to talk to Simon and nobody gets annoyed with us if we accidentally get in their way. Micah has a freelance job starting tomorrow and going through next week, and we are finally able to sit back and catch our breath a little bit.
Signing off from Central Park . . . .

11 thoughts on “Posting from the Park

  1. you guys are SOOOOO cooool…you’re livin the dream! new york citay!! im jealous. or maybe we’ll just come visit you guys. lol!

  2. Awesome. After watching an episode of Bleach (our favorite Anime tv show–ok the only one I probably will ever watch) Conan and I were just mentioning how we miss having resident experts from different countries living nearby (California, college life) to explain cultural anomalies. Michigan is not a place for ethnic diversity. I’m sure the longer you’re there, the better you’ll get at hearing dialects. I’m glad to hear Simon is finally pulling his own weight over there… :)

  3. Thats so cool–wifi in the park! How do you guys like it so far? It sounds like lots of fun!
    Simon is looking quite healthy and happy.
    While we were in Japan we got used to riding the subways everywhere with Kaiya, although we just held her on our lap most of the time. It was fun and people we’re more willing to get up and let a poor lady holding a baby sit in the seats.
    Don’t forget to post pics of your new place and neighborhood, I can’t wait to see them.
    Good Luck with getting settling in–Glad you guys arrived safely!

  4. Wow! Way to go! The park actually looks relaxing, especially since Simon doesn’t really go anywhere yet!! Love you guys!

  5. Sounds like loads of fun! Jacob is laughing that I check in on your blog b/c I don’t know either of you! But you look like so much fun I can’t help but see what you’re up to! If you’re ever in Seattle, definitely pay us a visit!

  6. Sounds like you guys are having quite the adventure. Simon is looking as cute as ever, so it’s no surprise everyone loves him wherever he goes. I’m glad to hear things are going okay.

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