The Past Few Days

{Written by Amber}

The past few days have been filled with random events that have lead us down several paths. The next few paragraphs will catch you up on what’s been happening in our lives… and they will explain why I can’t post pictures at the moment.

One of our job assignments is to evaluate each student’s progress at the end of every month. We type up a report on each student and the report is given to the parents. As you can imagine, this can be quite time consuming. Jared diligently worked all morning on Thursday to get his evaluations done, but, when he tried to copy them to his flash drive, the Mac Book crashed… It is now Monday and it still won’t turn on. We have had several people look at it and no one has been able to fix it. With this being the case, we are looking into getting another computer… and, I can’t upload any pictures. Sad day.

We are also looking into getting a vehicle. Getting a vehicle in Korea is like….. well, I don’t know how to compare it to anything, but it is not simple. Jared and I have come to the conclusion that Koreans don’t want people (foreigners?) driving so they make it as difficult as they can to purchase, insure, and license a vehicle. Jared will be taking a bus to Busan in the morning, and hopefully he will be able to drive back home.

Now, I must move on to more important things…like coffee. Actually, I should clarify–affordable coffee. For coffee lovers (who have been known to consume up to a pound of coffee a week) this is a big deal. Yes, Korea does have coffee, and they have a lot of it, but it is expensive like you wouldn’t believe. It is nearly impossible to find a 12 oz. Americano or Latte for less than $4.00 (many places charge $5-5.50). Drip coffee? Non-existent. The next logical conclusion is to buy ground coffee so we can make it at home (in the French Press we brought with us). Well, thankfully coffee shops do sell ground coffee…for $22 a pound! Ouch. Some friends invited us over for breakfast last week and they served us French Press coffee! They informed us that we could purchase good coffee at Home Plus (a Korean version of Walmart) for about $6/bag. It didn’t take us long to make our way to Home Plus and stock up. After all, it is the little things in life, right?

We have slowly been adding to our apartment, and it is beginning to feel more and more like our home. However, I will save the rest of the details for another post (hopefully I will be able to show you pictures).

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3 thoughts on “The Past Few Days

  1. Oh yes. It is the little things. I am grieving with you over the price of coffee and the few days you spent without it. Glad you found a “buy”. It is so nice you have friends over there. Praying for details to be worked out with the computer and car. We are checking with Lynn about the no accident report thing. Love you two and, like Candace, looking forward to skyping.

  2. Hang in there, kids! Getting a car is going to add a lot to your experience over there. Praying you get a good one.

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