I has them!
As you might have gathered from the flurry of posts, I finally have internet in my apartment.
Plus I have cable!
The cable I had yesterday evening, as soon as we returned from the Elion office. Just the addition of tv and the human voices that weren't a parrot's version of mine helped immensely.
Then last night it happened...
I was asleep, when suddenly my ipad, which I had set on the bedside table, went off with a notification.
The kind it gives when you have email, or someone has played a game with you, or there is a news item you might want to read.
The kind it only gives when you are connected to the internet.
I was so excited, I started reading facebook...at 12:30 in the morning.
And then my wife noticed I was online, and Skype'd me!
And now it is like all is right with the world. I showed her our crazy glass egg wall. She agrees it is odd.
I tried to show her our view, but it was too dark outside. But the area we live in is really curious, and I can't wait to show it to her. It is considered the modern area of town, and it is, but it has a curious mixture of old and new.
For example, next door is an old wooden Armenian church. It is surrounded by modern skyscrapers but seems to have been protected from development. I am not sure whether there are still services held there or not.
Just down the road, there is a skyscraper that was build on top of an older building, or at least its facade.
Also odd...Estonia has a very tiny, but growing, Jewish population. Sunday, I noticed a couple of Orthodox men driving a minivan in my neighborhood, but having lived in Jerusalem, I glanced at them and quickly forgot about it. But then this morning, as I was leaving for work, the elevator stopped on the floor below mine, and in walked the same two men.
They were carrying on a conversation in Hebrew, and didn't seem to pay me much attention.
When I got off at the ground floor (they were going to the garage), I said "good day" to them in Hebrew.
The look of shock on their faces was priceless! I am sure they thought they were the only Hebrew speakers in this building in the middle of Tallinn!
Today was another good day...I am liking my job and my staff. I like my walk to work. It is looking promising for getting my UAB this week.
If I could just figure out why my laptop has suddenly stopped recongnizing wireless signals (I had to plug in an ethernet cable to blog...), I'd be set!