The complex and the neighborhood
The good: I really love the condo and the complex is very nice and quiet. It's provided with two swimming pools, jacuzzis and tennis courts. It's within walking distance from where the stores are, which is great, especially because I don't drive.
The bad: Stores are all gathered in blocks, which are all brown and dull; there's no design or interesting architecture. I miss walking and seeing houses as well as stores in the same street. This occurs in the very few areas I've visited, I'm not saying all the places are like that; Claremont, for example, is not.
The odd: There are no pedestrians! I can say I've walked a considerable number of miles since I got here and I've run into just a couple of people in the street. Everybody drives here.
About the house
The good: I love the house! It's neat and David takes good care of it. Everything looks new and it's very comfortable.
The bad: It still doesn't feel like my own house. I sometimes feel I'm just a guest or on vacation here. I guess it'll take some time, but so far, I've been having a great time in here. Oh, another bad thing, religious people have come to talk to us twice already. I never heard them going upstairs! A girl even asked me to read some prayer aloud, which, I didn't do.
The odd: I don't miss my old house, which is a good thing, I guess.
About the cats
The good: Dante and Dimitri seem to have become more comfortable with each other's presence; they rarely hiss now. Also, this house is absolutely cat-friendly, haha, so Dimitri's very happy here. He started going out and having a normal cat life.
The bad: Dimitri is a very good hunter and as such ... he's already brought a rat home! ... at 2AM and ate it under our bed! Gross! Dante stared at him in astonishment. We had to grab a broom to try to prevent Dimitri from eating it. We finally succeeded ... after he'd eaten its head :/.
The odd: Dante wants Dimitri's food and vice versa. Dimitri has kidney problems, so he needs special food. We might end up feeding both cats with Dimitri's food.
About products in general
The good: There's a wide range of everything; everything comes in different sizes, flavors, packaging ... You get what you want and more.
The bad: I'm used to doing liters, meters and kilos. It's very difficult for me to calculate gallons, feet and pounds because I'm not used to them and because they're not based on a scale from 1 to 100. I don't get why sometimes Americans still speak about kilometers and liters, though (depending on the product).
The odd: I'm discovering many objects I had no idea they existed. Here are a few examples:
You put this in the dryer to make your clothes smell even better :).
This is a broom wich also wets the floor with cleaning products and wipes it.
These are my new slippers :); they're warm and comfy. I can't take them off!
I'll start getting ready to keep exploring the surrounding areas. I'm taking the bus again :). Hope you have nice plans for today, too! Be happy, it's Friday! :D