The Belgian Years

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The Belgian Years
Dan and I are in Brussels, Belgium for the next 3 years in connection with his job at SKF. We have decided to keep in touch with friends and family and to record our experiences by way of an electronic journal.
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  • Boot Camp Survival Skills 6 years ago Dan and I were watching some sort of marine corps survival training course on TV the other day (hey, we are at the mercy of Belgacom, what can I say?), when it hit me -- my time in Belgium has been a two-year long boot camp on how to survive on public transportation!At the risk of pissing in the...
  • Here We Go Again 6 years ago This weekend we found an "invitation" in our mailbox. Looks like our presence is requested at our local police station. Maybe the staff had such a good time when we were down there 2 months ago that they just had to invite us back. We're fun that way.Dan is convinced that they just lost a form...
  • Them's Fighting Words 6 years ago On my way to the tram this morning (yes, I realize that this is entirely inconsistent with my swearing off of public transportation in yesterday's post, but, the reality is that my pro-bono job does not afford me the luxury of taking a cab to and from the office every day!), this rather large,...
  • I Shit You Not 6 years ago I. Hate. Public. Transportation. There, I said it. How very politically incorrect of me, especially in the non-green sort of way. This morning, I vowed to never again take the metro in Brussels. Or, at the very least, never sit in one of the seats again. I would like to take you all back to the...
  • Latest Lessons Learned 6 years ago Top 10 Things We Learned While Dan Was Hospitalized:10. Time spent in the hospital is a lot like dog years.9. The curtain dividing a shared hospital room does nothing to drown out the sounds coming from the patient in the other bed, be it snores or those sounds that naturally follow the...

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