Time to clean the apt and really settle in (this was actually Tuesday, October 11). Chris headed off to work and I worked on the apartment. Like a hero riding in on his white horse, Chris, once again, saved the day – this time by coming home at lunchtime with… an ethernet cable! Yay! I could connect to the outside world. The US. And Prague. Oh, happy day.
I also took a little walk around town. It was pretty cool to find some places I remember from the last time I visited Vasteras. That was many years ago (Rachel was in 6th grade and Max was in 4th, so it had to be 2003). I found a place Max used as a little jump to do snowboard-style tricks (w/o the board) and the treehouse that is really a hotel room. Made me miss the kids. Anyway, the biggest deal about this walk was that I didn’t get lost. I couldn’t have asked for help because I don’t know my address! Anyway, I found some cool stores, the bank, a small Ica (grocery), etc. After dinner, we did a few errands and stopped off at Erik’s house. What a treat. It was great to see our old friend and his sons, meet his new girlfriend, and meet an old friend of his. A little coffee, a little conversation. So nice.
Okay, then there’s jet lag. Chris and I woke up at 3 something. Wide awake. So, we got dressed, put on out coats, and headed outside for a walk. What a beautiful night. Clear sky, full moon, lots of stars. And we had the city to ourselves – go figure! We came home and had breakfast. Chris headed off to work and I actually took a nap.