Well, we made it. And I'm finding that my formerly Smalltown, U.S.A. hometown is looking more and more like a developed suburb everytime I come here. The biggest attraction here used to be our 24-hour Walmart, but now even Walmart has expanded to become a Supercenter, complete with groceries, and a Sam's Club next door. We even have a Babies R Us and Barnes and Noble. It's like I never left Jersey. The only thing missing here is access to Indian food, they have not one Indian food establishment here, surprising even though 60% of all the doctors in the city trace their roots to a South Asian country.
We're going up to Boston this weekend and have to prepare to attend a wedding when we come back so postings here are going to be a little scattered. My Russian cleaning lady is driving me crazy. She usually comes over to clean our house every other week on Wednesdays, but since I'm not there and the husband is in Europe, I need to tell her not to come, but when I call her she hangs up the phone saying, "Me no English." I'm trying to get her son on the phone, he's the one I usually talk to when we have to make schedule changes, but I can't get in touch with him. She's a legal immigrant living here for the past 10 years, you think she could learn English already???? Damn. Well she's just going to have to drive up to the house and go back home when no one answers the door. I'd love to fire her and replace her with someone who speaks English, but first, I don't know if she will understand her termination request, and second, I think she's connected with the Russian mafia. I don't want to get in the bad with the Russian mafia. My neighbor found her for me and she is trustworthy so I'm kind of stuck with her for now.
On a side note, I hate kids music. I also hate that I accidentally found a channel on SIRIUS satellite radio devoted entirely to kids music, called Kidstuff. Compared to the crap they play on that channel, Laurie Berkner sounds like Gwen Stefani.