Back in England

I got the chance to take some training in Boston so I also took leave and got to spend a week with my family. It had been over three months since I last saw them. Also took a trip down to see my parents. Now I am back in England. Four months till I see at least Heather, but hopefully the whole family.

First month in England

Been here now for one month. Wow that month flew by. If only deployments to the desert went this fast.

Things accomplished:

  • Got my UK bank account sorted out
  • Bought a beater car that will hopefully last till next year when the Rover gets over.
    • Bought 4 new tires. Old tires passed inspection but were dry rot heavy.
    • Bought new remote. Without the remote there is no way to start the car. What a scam!
    • Waiting for the title, called V5 form
  • Took the train to London twice
  • Found a house to rent
    • 5 beds, 6.5 baths
    • Gated entrance
    • Detached 4 car garage (I get to use 2)
    • Farms all around
    • 10 – 15 minute drive to work
  • Base provided temporary furniture for 90 days
  • Phone and DSL working!

Things unexpected:

  • No AC in houses
  • No AC in cars
  • No screens covering window openings
  • Oil stove / oven that is never turned off
  • BBC iplayer kicks butt. Get to Watch Doctor Who at my leisure