Category Archives: Moving to Korea

Like Trying To Sew a Silk Purse Out of a Pig’s Ear

Thanks to my husband’s amazing sewing skills it appears I am now off the hook for this little hiatus to South Korea.  Of course there is a story behind that comment….there is ALWAYS a story… One evening almost a year … Continue reading

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So The Dude Asks Me, “Do You Have Your SOFA stamped?”

“No, sir.  I do not have my sofa stamped.  And honestly, I cannot possible imagine what that even means.  We have a sofa signed out to us from the Army so it should be good right?” This was an actual conversation between … Continue reading

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Winter is Nature’s Way of Saying, “Up Yours.”

Texas massages you with its warmth. It talks you into unbuttoning your shirt and putting on those short, shorts. It makes you soft, pliable, vulnerable, weak. It turns you into a tender slab of Kobe Beef. In Texas, you shed … Continue reading

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Litter Bugs and Crying American Indians. Recycle Damn It!!

“Solid wastes” are the discarded leftovers of our advanced consumer society. This growing mountain of garbage and trash represents not only an attitude of indifference toward valuable natural resources, but also a serious economic and public health problem. — Jimmy … Continue reading

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The Arrival of our Household Goods!

So almost two months after it was first loaded into boxes our household goods arrived on Friday.  Imagine all of your stuff gone for two months…now you get to pack up one 50 pound bag (per person) of whatever stuff … Continue reading

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Trying to Find My Direction in 6 Inches of Snow

We haven’t had our feet on Korean soil for even a month and the reality of our new home environment is front and center.  Though it is literally the same temperature in Dongducheon, South Korea as it is in Des … Continue reading

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I Can Drive 55….Kilometers Per Hour

I took my Korean Driving Written Test….  Dude – I passed and can legally drive in Korea!!  Pretty scary, right?  I know what you are thinking.  How. In. The. Hell… does she pass a written test in Korea?  How does she read … Continue reading

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