I spend about half of each day working this week, the other half unpacking, shopping, arranging, pulling together the new apartment. It’s a challenge to move the goods in and the recyclables out each day; I’m learning to balance things on the bicycle to a degree that no American would normally do.
It’s going well, though. Each day I feel a bit more settled, each day brings more familiarity with the moods and rhythms of the neighborhood. A camera is still a good way to get to know the territory, learning the sights and light around me and finding the unusual and interesting pieces of the new neighborhood.