So we’ve finally finished setting up house! After conquering a mountain of boxes and spending three weekends in a row doing not much more than unpacking, moving furniture around, buying things at IKEA and Bunnings* (the Home Depot of Australia), more unpacking of newly bought boxes, assembling, sorting, tidying and cleaning, we got our house all set up just the way we like it. So, long-promised pictures are now posted. 

For the family at least, these pictures are a bit of a “Where’s Waldo” exercise — see if you can find yourself in the house!  We have so many pictures, knick knacks and other reminders of our family in little nooks and corners of the house.  It’s a lovely reminder that even though we are far away, everyone is close in our hearts.   Check out the pictures

*Just as an aside… we did in fact have to rent a car to go to IKEA and Bunnings.  Steve drove, Claire road along being as helpful as one could possibly be (and yes, this is Steve writing this part:)… And just let me tell you, this may or may not have been one of the most dangerous things we have ever done.  I mean, we’ve driven in some crazy places (Rome, London, Costa Rica, Macedonia, etc…) but good LORD.  The cars were both manuals, which made matters harder.  Suffice it to say, it’s not for the faint of heart.