A few nights ago, before Husband fell asleep, I asked him an important question. It came to me all of a sudden, and I just had to know: are we billionaires? Husband laughed a little and assured me that we’re not (even close).
The reason I asked was because the exchange rate is more than 1,000won per dollar, which means we’ve got 1,000 and 10,000 and even 50,000 bills in our wallets. Kind of fancy, right?
Today we bought a car. A car! Can you believe it? We spent millions!
I’m sure you can imagine how unprofessional I am at a used car dealership.
Husband: What do you think?
Me: I think it’s a really good deal!
It worked out in the end, and it’s lovely! It’s black! It’s roomy! We are so thankful for such a blessing. We’ve already been scheming about group trips to Costco (because most foreigners don’t have cars and they NEED Costco), transporting students to our house for an evening of China-loving (after we have a house, of course), and even mini road trips with little BP.
We’re so excited!
This, my friends, is what you can buy after you spend three years in China and save over half your income. It is almost exactly the amount we saved. Exactly. How cool is that?
You may be a little nervous because we’re still homeless, but never fear! One step at a time. If finding a place doesn’t work out, I think she might be big enough to sleep in for a while. (Just kidding Mom).
We’re real grown-ups now.
At least we feel like it.
2012 is off to a really great start.
Happy New Year!
This is the view out the front door of Husband’s parents’ house. The view is similar to the right and to the left. There are mountains everywhere. It feels good to be tucked away in this valley, enjoying the warmth of heated floors and incredible Korean food. It’s safe here. Safe for my heart and mind and soul. I’m wrapped up in peace.
The past few days have been full of all kinds of grown-up things. We have new haircuts, a new car (almost), and a new hospital for BP. Korea is such a magical place that I actually can’t wait to go to the hospital. I mean, really. That website is legit.
Next up: getting my permanent visa, finding jobs, and looking for a house. If that doesn’t make you feel old, I don’t know what will.
2011 was a great year, but 2012 is going to be a really great year.
Things to look forward to:
Learning more Korean! (like it’s my full-time job)
Finding out if BP is a boy or a girl! (any guesses?)
Sewing again! (don’t let me wear anything that I sew myself)
Eating cheese! (pizza. every day)
BP’s arrival! (duh. definitely the most exciting)
Christmas in America! (it’s been way too many years)
I’m thankful for such a strong, overwhelming peace during this time of transition.
We are in good hands.
Welcome to the new blog!
We made it to Korea, which means we’re sleeping and eating. And that’s all. Pretty exciting stuff for us. I think BP doubled in size after the first meal. Seriously. This poor babe has been deprived of a lot of nutrition–not anymore! We are so thankful that we’re here and SO excited about the adventures ahead.
Thanks for your prayers!
Kara, Husband, and little BP
PS. I need your help! Got any questions for me/us for the FAQ page? Anyone want to help me out with the lame header? Anyone think the title of the new blog is too cheesy? Any thoughts about using proper capitalization and grammar in the new blog? Is the ‘about’ page too serious? Thank you, faithful readers! I’ll be sure to repay you with embarrassing videos and plenty of pictures of our new homeland.