Daily Journal: 17 November 2016 (Thursday)

Cold and overcast this morning. Got a good night’s sleep last night and slept into 7:00 a.m. – rather than wake at 4:00 a.m. and not able to go back to sleep. Very happy about this. Really started off my day right!

Finished a project with my attorney today – just some financial stuff and not a legal problem. Though it involved getting something printed off, then I sign, then send back a scanned copy and mail the original signed document. Easy? Having only a smart phone and a chromebook, I have some limitations. Plus, the UK uses A4 paper (not 8 1/2 by 11) so that added a complexity. Also to find a business who could print and scan was not easy. In the end, got it done. Just another example of how something easy in the U.S. takes a little more finesse to accomplish in another country. But it keeps me busy and my mind active – thinking about the different ways to solve a problem. In the end, everyone I worked with was super nice and helpful. I’ll write a review of the firm who helped with the printing and scanning. I like writing good reviews – and so helpful for someone like me who looks at reviews as part of my decision-making.

Thought it might be a good time to list out my lodging locations. I now have 6 that are current and pending!

Edinburgh Scotland (1 Sept – 1 Dec):      https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/13945061

Keflavik Iceland (1 Dec – 8 Dec):     https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/13897055

London England (8 Dec – 3 Jan):    https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/5232739

Zermatt Switzerland (7 Jan – 14 Jan):   https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/13794035

Budapest Hungary (1 Feb. – 3 March):     https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/625142

Dublin Ireland (1 June – 8 July):     https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/13880209

I have some gaps to fill in between some of the dates, but will have fun doing that later. Also, not sure if my brother will join me sometime in January, so keeping most of that month open for now. Also found out some friends will be coming to Italy in late August / early September, so I’ll have that trip to plan.

Having leftover Hungarian Goulash tonight with some brown rice. Last night, just had a few small snacks (a couple of pieces of toast, then apples and cheese) since I was so full from my earlier lunch.



4 thoughts on “Daily Journal: 17 November 2016 (Thursday)”

  1. You have whetted my appetite yet again with the plotting of your upcoming destinations. I’m vicariously excited about all the places on the list especially London in Dec. I’m wishing you the most Charles Dickens like Christmas ever and then to reading all about it. Even toast, apple and cheese seem more worldly to me when I know it was consumed in a flat in Scotland. See I really get into this stuff!

    1. Very excited about Christmas in London. Planning to take in as much of the lights, singing, and merry making as I can. Every so often, I occurs to me, “Hey, I’m in Scotland!!” Must be very settled in by now, but still an adventure every day.

    2. I don’t think I responded to this comment of yours. Yes! Looking forward to London and will try to see as much of the lights, festivities, and music that I an find. Please expect to see daily updates on celebrating Christmas in London. (So excited!!)

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