A little piece of home


Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance!

Eight weeks later, my home goods have arrived! I’m happy to report, aside from the latch on my crockpot, nothing was broken or ruined! The weird smell of the UPS boxes (cardboard vomit is the only way I can describe it ) was still very present so I quickly unpacked everything and chucked it into my spare room. I’ll deal with it all after the long weekend. While I was doing this the security guard came and yelled at me for putting the empty boxes in the hallway.  Opps! Ha ha!

It feels like it’s been longer then 8 weeks! Crazy to think about how much has happened since I dropped those boxes off in Long Beach! And yet, there are still days where it feels like yesterday. When I started unpacking those boxes two things happened:
1. It felt like Christmas morning because I had forgotten half of what I had packed.
2. It made me weirdly emotional. It really brought home that this where I live now and it’s not just a vacation. Don’t take that in a bad way. I’m happy here. I think that response is pretty normal when you move across the world.

Those “awesome” holes and green tape were from US Customs. (I’ll keep my opinions about that to myself) Thankfully, nothing fell out, was ruined by weather, or eaten by bugs! Vietnamese customs didn’t even open my boxes.🤔 This surprised me because I have been told not to have thing mailed here because of customs.

Needless to say, today was a good today!

*I originally wrote this post saying it was 7.5 weeks since my goods had been shipped but I went back and looked at an old  blog and it’s actually 8 weeks… to the day!

Blogging is not something I’m necessarily good at and autocorrect and I have a love/hate relationship, so please ignore any typos, misspelled words, or all together wrong words. 😉

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