The countdown stopped. Huh… and a count-up began.

Romania welcomed us with delightful weather, warm and sunny after weeks of wet and icy cold. We landed at midnight. We made our way to the apartment and slept for two hours. Woke up early, had coffee and watched the hills brighten up. There is so much to do, I don’t remember the last time I felt so overwhelmed. I have 4-5 projects running in parallel and I wish I could do everything at once, but no matter how much progress I make today, tomorrow bursts over us with the same weight and speed. We ought to pace ourselves so we don’t go crazy.

Day 1 accomplishments: we got our iPhones activated with 1 years service: 17 euros a month, unlimited calling and 2 GB of data. Not too shabby. The fiber optic uber fast internet gets activated tomorrow, another whooping 12 euros a month:) Picked up the car through Tia’s friends. We just need to go and install the winter tires later today.

We installed our Anthropology blue knobs to the kitchen, the MacPro is up and running and Conrad started work already. Made plans for the permanent resident card, meeting with the Wanderlust shipping company on Tuesday, meeting with my lawyer to discuss the business registration. Life is so busy …I hoped I can curl up on the couch with a book and watch the snow fall, but that’s way down the line. Conrad manages to remind me to breath and relax – as I seem to have forgotten. Romania has an interesting effect on me – it gets to me just as I arrive. The drivers are all crazy, and I times I think I could get lost in the grey. Conrad is my connection with the true reality of cheerfulness.

The growing pains are almost physical.