Monday, August 22, 2011


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 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.

Very odd.

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!

1 comment:

Nomads By Nature said...

Feeling and being connected makes such a difference! Glad to know you are there, safe, happy, and able to share with your wife and the rest of the blogging community. Love the pictures of the buildings in your area! What a contrast to see daily!